Re: Where is the resistance?
There is heaps of resistance around here, you can be sure of that. More people are starting to get aware of the implications of the new "ant-terror" (yea, like.. whatever) laws and some even react and try to make themselves heard..
Resistance isn't futile ..yet.
The main problem with all those laws in general (although the thought alone of somebody watching my every move, just because I oppose these laws openly and so I might "have something to hide"), but of the unforeseeable consequences they might have!
See, we had at least one mean dictator around here, starting a world war and all, and after the war was over and the new republic was founded, everybody agreed on passing laws which would "forever" prevent this shit happening again. We had really neat seperation of power implemented, some sort of transparency of what government body is doing what, we had defined "custodians for the custodians" and all..
Nowadays with all this "terror threat" scare (meh..) they abolish more and more of those regulations, and that's not a healthy thing for a democracy!
It all might be fine as long as we can trust the government (if only for their incompetency regarding technical issues, like actually developing such a trojan), but it's scary that the government doesn't appear to trust its people anymore!
And who can foresee the future? - What might happen if one day the far left, far right, or some complete whacko as Onkel Wolfgang takes over the government and now has the power to decide who really is one of those dreaded terrorists?
Those smegging laws will hardly ever be taken back. And most bloody politicians don't even understand the implications of what they decide on in parliament.
oh, well: Courage! And some clue for the clueless.. - pretty please?
(Paris, as a hint to "clue, please")