We're in a whole new age. The Internet age. It's run by coders. The Obamas, Brennans, Alexanders, and Clappers cannot accept that they are no longer in charge. No doubt they failed to notice that Manning, Assange, and Snowden were all genius coders.
The NSA is run by coders, thousands of coders. If you ask them to write code to screw other coders, you're gonna get a whole bunch of really pissed-off coders. The more pissed-off they get, the more problems you're gonna have. More paranoia. More hacks to get around Big Brother(Hell, that's what NSA coders do). More bugs. More back doors. And a whole lot more attention paid to figuring out how to screw the "suits" that are trying to "own" the coders. "Homey don't play that." It's a coder (ie hacker) thing.
And here's the key to it all: coding requires a logical mind. Good coders therefore, generally have a talent for discerning the truth from baloney. A logical mind is resistant to, and offended by propaganda. It insults the obsession that a logical mind has with the logic of truth. Consequently, the same Internet environment that has made it possible for the authoritarians to know everything about everyone, has also made it impossible for the authoritarians to control the information or the secrecy through which they maintain their power. Harassing coders will just make more whistleblowers.
Email Omidyar and Greenwald with your idea. I for one would not only visit your site, but enthusiastically contribute as well. Mention me: Jeff Davis: email@example.com
The corporatist MSM have mind-raped hundreds of millions. Stripped them of their souls, poisoned their minds, and left them zombie tools of the ruling class. Undoing that damage will no doubt take generations. But it could be mucho fun. Leave us not shrink from the task. Bring on the zombie hordes! We will cleanse their minds and restore their souls!
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