Thursday, November 1, 2007

The War on the Unexpected

"We've opened up a new front on the war on terror. It's an attack on the unique, the unorthodox, the unexpected; it's a war on different. If you act different, you might find yourself investigated, questioned, and even arrested -- even if you did nothing wrong, and had no intention of doing anything wrong."

Read Bruce Schneier's excellent essay.

Be afraid, be normal, "Live free or Die!" does not seem to be the prevailing wisdom today. Wimps. As usual Bruce tears up the baby-coddled thinking of the terror-mongers. The people who advocate this style of followership are the children of the "Greatest Generation"?

I'm a Gen-X'er myself and I have to say, piss poor show fellows, piss poor.
I know the Boomers are scared of death and scared of non-conformity, and have nothing to live for but life itself, but grow a backbone. Don't let the blikenlights scare you!

"Of course, by then it's too late for the authorities to admit that they made a mistake and overreacted, that a sane voice of reason at some level should have prevailed. What follows is the parade of police and elected officials praising each other for doing a great job, and prosecuting the poor victim -- the person who was different in the first place -- for having the temerity to try to trick them."

Damn you Boomers for giving away MY freedoms and for setting us on this authoritarian course. Now we gotta fight.


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