We live times in which self-righteous, self-appointed defenders of freedom and democracy and self-proclaimed promoters of a peculiar type of order, try to convince us to abandon our individual freedom in exchange for more "security". These great men, whether they are called Sarkozy, Blair or W. Bush, offer to be on watch for us... but they claim they need a clear mandate...
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Who will watch the watchers? as Aldous Huxley put it over half a century ago.
And this question can be subdivided into several other questions... of course!
Were NATO assets used to jail people illegally in Kosovo? Did the defenders of human rights and international order violate elementary human rights? Do we feel safer with their flying prisons, their concentration camps and their expensive war? Is a blow job in the Oval Office worse than a blunt violation of every single value the free people of the planet stand for? ...
self-watching is a self-answer.ReplyDelete
education + people development + spirit of dissent + spirit of conscious consent + no fear of fear... may be answers too...ReplyDelete