I know, you’re saying; “That’s radical Mr. Badweather”. You’re getting to be as much an anarchist as that crazy catholic friend of yours Fr. McKenzie who is an anonymous supporter who thinks we couldn’t really change the direction the world is going without those willing to risk arrest in the digital world as well as those willing to risk being arrested for traditional “brick and mortar” civil disobedience. He’s convinced that “In a technocracy, hacktivism is both an inevitable development as well as completely necessary if we are to bring those democratic principles to the forefront of hunanities cultures and allow it to continue to influence the earth in the general direction of democracy.” As crazy as this seems, it does seem to be working judging from the poor response of late to all the austerity talk and its being roundly rejected by many countries, Iceland, Ireland, Greece, France, and it looks like Spain as well.
Fr. McKenzie says he doesn’t get it, but that he thinks Americans have lost the gene that codes for “dissent” in a large swath of the population leading to a kind of “hyperapathy”. I keep telling him that it’s just like a lot of deer caught in the headlights of a declining American empire and we can all see the gravy train of “civilization” is in serious danger. I think we don’t want that much change and many people would rather continue as a plundering nation if the alternative is to live on a quarter of what we’re used to in order to really save this place. Like Upton Sinclair said; “It’s hard to make a man aware when his paycheck depends upon his ignorance.”READ MORE »