Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 11:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems No matter where you look these days, there's a profound sense here in the west that the people no longer having any tangible control over what our governments do. Sure, we are allowed to vote every once in a while, but effectively, most of our countries are governed by backroom deals and corporate interests. If matters really do get out of hand, how do we fight this? Well, with technology of course!
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RE[3]: Review history
by blitze on Tue 21st Feb 2012 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Review history"
blitze
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Well it worked for Gandhi against the most repressive Empire of the time. Just requires critical mass and there is nothing the powers that be can do against it. You fight fire with fire and you get burnt as they say. Only good change can come from using peaceful and enlightened methods.

If you use their methods, you strengthen their hand and justify them.

It isn't easy but you have to use methods of change that you want to move the system towards or you can't hope to change the system.

Look at the blow back of the French, Russian and Chinese revolutions, they achieved little but lots of killing. Maybe there is something to be said of "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword". There is a lot of wisdom through the ages that we need to pay attention to.

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