• Sims
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    131 month ago

    I bet the XZ attack was a classic NSA move. They have the expertise, endless funds, the lack of ethics, and long term plans for population control. They are constantly working to ‘protect the nation’ (those misguided peeps).

    No direct evidence - oc - but they are almost solely on the top of a very very short list.

    • davel [he/him]
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      121 month ago

      They are constantly working to ‘protect the nation’ (those misguided peeps).

      They’re not misguided: it’s just that US “national interests” are not our interests, they’re the interests of the capitalist class.

  • @[email protected]
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    61 month ago

    Genuine question, how are people pushing for this legislation not tried for treason? Directly attempting to undermine how the country operates for their own benefit

    • davel [he/him]
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      I find it a bit hard to believe that this really is a genuine question, but I’ll bite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason_laws_in_the_United_States

      Legislators don’t get prosecuted for doing their job, which is legislating. At most a law will be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and subsequently not enforced. And people calling for legislation obviously have the right to do that under the first amendment.

      • @[email protected]
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        51 month ago

        That makes sense I guess. It was a genuine question, as a young American adult who has been failed by the school system lmao. Thank you for your answer. Shameful how much legislation is so blatantly corrupt though.

        • davel [he/him]
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          71 month ago

          The system is corrupt from our perspective, but it’s working as intended from the perspective of the wealthy who created it and maintain it.

          “Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean By This Term?

          In a bourgeois democracy, the operative principle is protecting the state and the bourgeois order. Everything is subordinated to that objective. We’ve had an opportunity to watch this principle unfold in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Some Republican members of Congress, representing one wing of the U.S. ruling class, incited and abetted what the other wing has called an “insurrection.” And yet, on Inauguration Day only two weeks later, we saw a number of them — presumably “seditionists” against the bourgeois regime — being normalized as the traditions of the day were played out. They made speeches, presented gifts, bumped elbows, and generally reveled with Democrats. After all, they are all members of a “bourgeois party” — and thus worthy of “protection,” as Lenin wrote:

          The ruling party in a bourgeois democracy extends the protection of the minority only to another bourgeois party, while the proletariat, on all serious, profound and fundamental issues, gets martial law or pogroms, instead of the “protection of the minority.” The more highly developed a democracy is, the more imminent are pogroms or civil war in connection with any profound political divergence which is dangerous to the bourgeoisie.

          Every sign points to these two wings of bourgeois democracy uniting to enact a new “anti-terrorist law” that will be used to go after the “profound political divergence” they most fear: the political organization of the working class against capitalist rule.

    • Sims
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      51 month ago

      Because your country has been taken over and is controlled by the Capitalist elite and they don’t want to lose control of the narrative.

  • @[email protected]
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    11 month ago

    Alarmist, inflammatory, clickbait or truth? I always have to wonder if back doors are already built-in to be exploited or whether the NSA has a burden of proof to establish why it needs access like this. But what troubles me more is if this creeps beyond the US’ borders and the 5-7-14-20+ Eyes countries will follow suit (or have already implemented their own versions)?