The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 August 2003

Big Brother wants your love

Pertinent observation from Steven Chapman:

Government sustains and justifies its own existence by presenting itself (and being presented by its enthusiasts) as the solution to all our most pressing problems. In point of fact, I would suggest that it presents itself as the solution to the problems that it has created. Never is this clearer than during a war, when government, having created the situation that led to war, now fools the majority into believing that by sacrificing their own lives and liberties, government is defending them — when the truth is that it is clearly the other way around!

He wasn't talking about John Ashcroft's dog-and-pony show, but he could have been.

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