a reply to: CriticalStinker
The political ideology behind suppressing these whistle-blowers and scaring or going after those who distribute their stories is national
security, not left or right...
On the subject of Political ideology Hitler was the one who argued;
"Socialism is the science of dealing with the common wealth. Communism is not Socialism. Marxism is not Socialism. The Marxians have stolen the term
and confused its meaning. I shall take Socialism away from the Socialists. Socialism, unlike Marxism, does not repudiate private property. Unlike
Marxism, it involves no negation of personality, and unlike Marxism, it is patriotic... We are not internationalists. Our socialism is national. We
demand the fulfillment of the just claims of the productive classes by the state on the basis of race solidarity. To us state and race are one.”
National Security should not be confused or conflated with public safety.
To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, censored, commanded, by
creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted,
registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected,
punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced,
exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed,
fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold,
betrayed; and to crown it all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonoured. That is government; that is its justice, that is its morality.
Why divide men into two classes, one of which is to think and reason for the whole, and the other to take the conclusions of their superiors on trust?
This distinction is not founded in the nature of things; there is no such difference between man and man as it thinks proper to suppose. The reasons
that should convince us that virtue is better than vice are neither complicated nor abstruse; and the less they be tampered with by the injudicious
interference of political institutions, the more they will come home to the understanding and approve themselves to the judgement of every man.