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Comment: Re:Toilet paper... (Score 2, Insightful) 1123

by jrister (#24432549) Attached to: DHS Allowed To Take Laptops Indefinitely

The US Civil war was about a lot of things. One of the things it was about was whether or not an independent society within the USA has the right to peaceably secede. Good luck with your plan.

Its not any "plan". It's just an observation/musing. Anarchy isn't the way to go, but certainly the course we're on isn't either.

There are ways to fix things without rash actions like secession and violence. Unfortunately, it takes an informed and intelligent populace (that we lack, IMO) to speak together with one voice, that it wont accept government actions that violate it's basic freedoms. Problem is we have a populace that will agree with anything as long as you include the words "protect" and "children" or "terrorism". They could care less about the how or why, as long as they feel they can continue to watch Survivor and make fools of themselves on MySpace , they think its all copacetic.

If we want change, we have to make a real effort to educate the people around us, open their eyes to the truth of whats happening. Maybe find a way to put things into perspective for them (may involve starting MySpace/Facebook groups, or the like). Until the bulk of our population gives a damn, it won't improve.

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?

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