Such bullshit! But we "buy" it. We accept their clap-trap and codswallop. We AGREE, forgetting all the while that:
"Free will" is an ancient, cleverly designed plutocratic trap intended to make the poor take all responsibility for their benighted state, for being poor, for not being able to overcome the barriers the plutocrats themselves create and set out to stymie and thwart their social mobility.
They're BAAAACK: Things like this CISPA clusterfuck NEVER completely go away. They may be rejected for a while, but there are always new reasons to revivify them, bring them back, and pass them when nobody's looking.
They're just too useful for surveillance, and that's the national Security buzzword foa ALL TIMES.
The CorpoRats will NEVER stop trying to eliminate ALL your privacy. It's dangerous to 'em, cuz you might be speaking truth about 'em, and that they cannot tolerate.
"We" shouldn't blame ourselves too much.
Look up "learned helplessness."
Learned helplessness has been the operational template of the US national political system for close to 50 years. The 'people" have been subjects of the largest, most thorough, most extensive, most expansive, most inclusive, most expensive, most relentless, most scrupulously camouflaged mass psychology experiment since the invention of the art. "Learned helplessness" is to behaviorism what predatory shock is to capitalism.
"Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action."
We experience it all the time, i n every facet of our lives.
It's non-violently induced PTSD...
The whole fucking culture has been shaped to inflict endless, arbitrary kicks to the njutz.
You're gonna get kicked in the nutz, no matter what you do. Even if you do NOTHING, yer gonna get kicked in the nutz.
Woody figgerz: Probably the only significant difference between a fertilizer plant and a bomb factory is the amount of shrapnel around...
The stuff McVeigh and the fanatics in Elohim City used to bring down the federal building in OKC.
Little town, West, Texas, pretty much isn't, anymore. Casualties inside and outside the plant. Just about nothing good goes on underneath and inside such a cloud.