I read an article about the recent breach of NATO by LulzSec, which is the latest battle, if you will, in an ideological war between governments who rely on lies, secrecy and fear, and activist hackers who want to expose these criminals for what they really are.
But where the article was good, the comments were abysmal. One shining example of unthink was MidWestMom’s exhibit of a brainwashed person’s thought process (these are the people who vote to elect the criminals, so it is no wonder we get what we get).
Doesn’t matter what information the hackers found….their actions are illegal. They knowingly & purposefully committed a crime…
…[W]e should consider the age-old question: Does the end justify the means? If we answer Yes to that question, aren’t we equally as guilty in the crime? And doesn’t that indicate our standards are just as low as those who work to destroy our rights, our government and our country. How can we demand our government adhere to our laws and our constitution if we ourselves condone selected violations of the same?
Setting aside the double-standard and non sequitir, this is not about whether “the end justifies the means” (but if you’re keeping score at home, yes, sometimes it does), the real question is whether we have the right to challenge unjust authority.
The people who are “working to destroy your rights”, your enemies, are in ur guvermint makin’ ur lawz.
When they have taken away or diluted the legal means to challenge their authority, when in courts they have stacked the deck against the common man, in favor of their own interests and those of their lobbyists, when they ignore the rules intended to bind them in our service, the only available means of recourse are by process of elimination, “illegal”.
The LulzSec, WikiLeaks, Anonymous, etc., these organizations are on your side.
In Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn frequently cited a Russian proverb:
If they’re not fucking you, don’t lie down and ask for it.
Well it’s a little to late for that because they’ve got the opporunity and they’re taking full advantage of it. Naturally, the people who are fucking you have created “laws” and “rules” to establish the “order” which ensures you will always be the fuckee and they will always be doing the fucking. And although it may not always be prudent to resist, it is by no means wrong to resist, no matter what their law says.
If you can’t make that distinction between what is right and what is legal, then you deserve whatever fucking they decide to give you.