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    There’s racism/inequality in government surveillance too!

    We must fight for our right to be surveilled just as much as minorities are!

    Surely, governments will find it in their hearts to graciously grant us that right. Write to your congressperson today, and ask for more surveillance!

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      I don’t think the objective of the article is to point out that we should be surveilled as much as minorities are…

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        I wasn’t being serious?

        The author seems confused. He’s speaking governmentese, discussing what the US government’s laws say about surveillance and related court precedents, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the government will surveil whatever the fuck it pleases, no matter what its own laws say.

        The Fourth Amendment, among our strongest safeguards against police overreach

        Despite all the police abuse we’ve all seen, he still thinks the fourth amendment is a “safeguard”, like it’s magic text that somehow prevents police thugs from engaging in thuggery?

        And so on.. the article isn’t much more than a virtue-signalling fluff piece, and a testament to the author’s confusion about reality.

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        I don’t think that your troll comments will convince anyone to shift to your anti-government stance, so maybe just don’t write them?

        I’ve seen quite a few of your comments now, and they hammer the same point rather monotonously, suggesting that your position lacks depth and nuance. Perhaps you should spend some time considering how your no-government utopia (or whatever it is you want to see) would work in practice? You might be surprised by your conclusions, or at least you’ll have more convincing arguments.

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          It’s funny how you accuse me of trolling, with a comment that’s indistinguishable from trolling :P

          your position lacks depth and nuance

          You’re skirting around being on to something there. For example, there isn’t any nuance to extortion being immoral, or text on a piece of parchment not having magical powers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngpsJKQR_ZE&t=8

          Perhaps you should spend some time considering

          Perhaps you should? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNIgztvyU2U

          Even those two videos are more than enough to make any sane person agree with me, so I’ll just stop here.

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            I think you’re making two assumptions:

            • Lobste.rs is a good place to share your outrage
            • People here have never heard about anarchism or abuse of government powers or anything related.

            I disagree with both of these assumptions. I think most people here are extremely well informed, and I also think most people prefer this site to be an outrage-free zone.

            Now, I would like to read an intelligent argument for how anarchy would work in practice with 7.5 billion people on the planet, and particularly how you would transition to it from the current world order. That would be a worthwhile thing you could write. The videos you linked don’t even begin to address any of it.

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              how anarchy would work in practice with 7.5 billion people on the planet, and particularly how you would transition to it from the current world order

              If chattel slavery were abolished, who would pick the cotton? There could be severe disruptions to supply chains, companies might go bankrupt and people might lose their jobs!

              Also, how well is being enslaved by governments “working” for you?

              I think most people here are extremely well informed, and I also think most people prefer this site to be an outrage-free zone.

              Reality doesn’t just go away if you ignore it hard enough, you know? That’s basically what you’re suggesting with the “outrage-free zone”.

              So are almost all psychopaths resigned to a fate of being enslaved for ever by governments? Or why is this site so free of outrage in general?

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        Off topic for lobste.rs but I think all grown ups realize that people with power are always a little bit beyond the reach of the laws they set up for us plebs. Which is why us plebs hold elections, create an independent judiciary and jealously maintain a free press and freedom of speech. Not much new here, and nothing for lobste.rs