reply to post by SolarIce
I don't dispute that the targets of these groups are mostly institutional. But I feel it's like lynch-party justice.
All we know of the genuinely despicable stuff that is done via those institutions we learn from some questionable sources no? The media tells us of
the shenanigans, a few whistle-blowers try to tell us... and then the outrage is pumped up by the disaffected.
Those who can use their skills and connections to do damage "in the name of justice." Here's the rub... whose justice is that? What do they know
that we don't? How can we be certain that this isn't a case of one institution backing hackers to inflict damage so they can pick up the pieces? How
can we be certain that when the justice is done, some poor slobs working in lower management don't have their lives destroyed because they believed
the pablum PR the company they work for tells them is true?
I don't condone mob justice. And that is exactly what this is. They are judge - jury - and executioner.
As a race of beings, we have almost universally come to recognize that justice must be a system with mechanisms for what is morally right to overcome
flash judgements and overkill.
In a world where some group who has been stoked into some kind of 'righteous delusion of morality' doesn't unilaterally destroy the privacy and
security of others.... I mean it's not like they explain themselves beyond... "we're getting back at the corporate fat-cats and evil bankers." Even
if they are evil and greedy, and deserve punishment... does the same fate have to be delivered to all their clients and people who were innocently
using their services?
I find it particularly troubling when I think about how the bankers and mega-corporations make US pay for these things... they use our tax-payer
funded law enforcement, they restrict our services, they charge us more, and they usually would rather screw us than have their profit margin
Just because I agree that something must be done, doesn't mean I accept that what they are doing is the right thing. It would be like going back in
time and killing all the German people to prevent the Holocaust. Of course, all of this would be different if it were a transparent system of
justice... and not some hidden people 'deciding' that the pain they will inflect 'teaches a lesson' to someone. It won't. They will simply enlist
our servants to fight them and make us pay.... it's too late for the kind of justice they want to deliver.... they want to deliver revenge in "our"
name.... But they will not be restoring what we've lost, they will not be fixing what's wrong, and the targets of their angst will fight back by
hurting us all.... while most of them get away...
edit on 28-8-2012 by Maxmars because: cant spell