The protests in support of Julian Assange one can kind of understand. It’s basically about the individual versus the state, and the state having too much power by means of keeping too many secrets from the very people it is meant to serve.
Essentially it is still a weak excuse as the Wikileaks cables have so far revealed that in fact the state, or at least the US state, is doing its best to protect its people and the world’s population in general.
And the student protests – arguably by the same type of people – in London, the one’s about the government’s decision to increase university tuition fees, is, to understate the matter, really misplaced.
By the individual paying more and the state paying less for tuition, that is actually giving power back to the individual. The calls for free tuition are the most misguided of all. Why would anyone in the right mind want to give even more power to the state?
The massive irony here is that these students and activists are protesting against the state and its power whilst at the same time advocating the state be given (take?) more power.
Funny stuff. Yes, there is a palpable underground movement out there, however unlike the Tea Party, it doessn’t quite know what it wants or what it is doing.
Such is life. Many teenagers want to “bring the system down”. It’s only later that some realise that “the system” is actually people, all people.
Now what will this and the previous dumps cost us? With a certainty approaching 1.0, it will cost us sources. Some described in previous releases will be killed. Others, like those who described the inner workings of the formation of the German government, will simply refuse to talk to Americans.
And the world will be a more dangerous place.
It is little wonder the student and activist protesters in London have been so rabid. This is a generation that has been shaped by hard Leftism wherever they turn. They’ve had Leftist teachers in their schools. When they turn to the media – whether it be the news, tv shows, books, music or movies – it is dominated by the Left. When they turn to politics, again, it is predominately Leftist ideas shoved down their throats, especially with the global communist government idea masked as the man-made global warming hoax. The legal system has also been skewed to the Left.
In fact, is there anywhere they’ve been able to turn whereby they are not confronted with hard Left ideology?
No. And look at the results.
Even though the West was able to watch the failure of hard Left totalitatian states all over the world, for some insane reason, it was still the prevailing idea these kids received.
Despite what some say, there certainly still exists the Left vs Right paradigm. The Left would have you think that it is gone, and now it’s just you vs the elite. Well, they’re partially correct. In a Leftist utopia, it is you vs the elite.
It’s time for these kids to get of LOIC, and get onto something better.
Student activism has certainly changed – and for the worse.