posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 09:45 AM
If you don't like how things are going in this country, and you think there's a reasonable chance you can help do something about it, consider how
civil disobedience can be used in our current environment to send a real message to our "leadership." Civil disobedience has proven its
effectiveness against oppressive government power.
So what does civil disobedience mean in a surveillance society?
The surveillance society presently being erected relies heavily on what information can be gleaned from your metadata. Metadata is not strictly the
content of your communications, but facts about how you communicate. Your GPS coordinates, for example, are by default broadcast by most cellphones
as metadata every time you make a call. Turn your GPS off.
Deny the government your metadata. Do you know the dollar value of a list of telephone numbers sold from one telemarketing firm to another? The
government is picking through your digital trash, trying to turn a profit. So leave them a few stinkers.
They also rely on data you choose to make public, like what you post in forums like this one.
What are they trying to do?
The two-party system is trying to make everybody conform, because if the behavior of individuals is highly predictable, that individual makes a better
The federal government is working for the bankers, thank you Woodrow Wilson and Edward Mandell House. Who knows what Kennedy was trying to do with
Executive Order 11110.
What methods do they use?
Well, right now they are trying to make as many people as possible as paranoid as possible. Duct tape and plastic wrap for people who don't know how
small a molecule is, the Panopticon for those who might fancy their ideas somewhat useful. Duct tape for those who buy whatever way out of their
paranoia the nearest zombie is offering them, self-censorship for anybody who hopes for a lucrative career.
If you're happy to share even when you're poor, many of the zombies can't get at you. Check out Hakim Bey's "Radio Sermonettes."
If enough people leave cryptic messages every change they get, online, on the telephone, and in public places, we can cram our data down the
Leviathan's throat until it chokes on its own greed, of its own doing.
Don't support the two party system. Vote for yourself, not because you want to be president, but because you don't want to give your vote to a
And don't ever shut up.