"...but what if LulzSec (or a similar group, now that LulzSec says it's going away) makes a unilateral decision on something you disagree with?..."
You want to get in the grit of it Mike? A great man once said you cannot have freedom without civil disobedience. Next time the hypothetical comes to mind such as if = dislike of something first ask the end result. Was it intended? Is this what this group set out to do?
If you so dam worried about when the results are finished what happens to this group of skills. How about government (or those sponsoring it) fearing the people as any freedom based culture requires.
Lulzsec, in my opinion, is needed in this day and age. Need an example? Ever realize you've writ cognitive dissonance more this past month then I care to recall in 8 odd years.
Aka any cam user that a)uses music in there act b)uses it to make a living c)Legislation that the dollar damage figure is based on what exactly? What harm are they doing to another? You think your fellow man, attempting to make a HONEST dollar with there own work is criminal? Who's misleading who here?
Here's a thought. They are after all senators and part of there duty is to uphold the constitution. Yet, in the course of there duties they are to listen to there constituents in there respective states and vote accordingly. Furthermore to actually read the bill they are voting on for said constituents. Conclusion is how the hell is in the best interest of the People.
Not corruption? I'd buy sea side property here in Utah on that. Incompetence you can draw your own conclusion on your respective representatives. So the problem may be neither corruption or incompetence and in one word in your conclusion, the blind. Will-full ignorance on the part of the electorate that is supposed to covering our asses is a dam sure fire way to burn the country around you as well.
After all it is the sincerest form of flattery. :)
When anybody tells me its annoying and wrong(culturally) I tell them in my most morbid joke I have in my repertoire. Fine, lets shoot all the kids because this is how they learn to function as an adult.