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filling the void

Thursday, July 12, 2012

On the state of national and international security

Look, I'm tired. I really am. Whenever I turn on the news (read check twitter), I'm bombarded with news stories about some treaty or other that will fuck with the civil liberties in the world, or some warrantless tapping scandal, or some gitmo abuse, or waterboarding, or any other redneck republican shit that we're forced to endure on a daily basis. I'm tired of hearing it, and I want it to stop. I want to read happy news about cars and photography and computer science and puppies and unicorns and all the other fluffy stuff I'm actually interested in.

While I could simply stop listening to the people that bring me this sad news, I don't want to. In fact, I want these people to go on doing what they are doing, and reporting the atrocities they find. I simply want them to have less to report about. I want there to be fewer atrocities committed by governments all over the globe. I want the governments of the world to simply stop what they are doing in the name of security and protecting the children and whatnot, and get back to maintaining roads, running hospitals, and giving us clean water to drink. I want the good news to drown out the bad news. I want to hear less bad news, while listening for more bad news.

tl;dr: Governments, stop fucking over your citizens!

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