At 06:44 PM 00/01/25 , Technotranscendence wrote:
>On Tuesday, January 25, 2000 1:15 PM Sasha Chislenko email@example.com
> > Another restriction in the Land of The Free:
> > (this gem was unearthed by my friend Jasmine and originally
> > went to my Intelligent Humor list; I send it here because
> > relevance to recent discussion on freedom )
> > See
> > http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000121/od/arousal_1.html
> > (Why do they call new repressive laws "conservative"?)
>I hearby curse Mississippi with illiteracy, poverty, teen pregnancy, and
>inbreeding. Oops! It already is that way!
Do you feel that with the end of the Cold War and subversion
of main counter-movements to the mainstream, there is growing
turning to repression against the most fundamental personal
attempts to liberate one's personal and social behavior, appearance
The fact that people either don't resist (I assume that if one resisted
arrest for illegal dancing in the street, or anything else, by
doing *whatever it takes* to continue it, they would be murdered
police on the spot - they just don't try to assert their rights
anymore) or are invisible (hundreds of thousands of people robbed
of their possessions, freedoms, and beaten and raped daily in jails
for completely harmless activities, away from the social eye, just like
GULAG in Russia), this doesn't make it better.
I would assert that most of American population would be considered
guilty of jailable offences if they were caught.
If this is not a definition of a cruel repressive regime, I don't
know what is.
As with the Gulag, the population that hasn't been jailed yet was
brainwashed to support persecution of some activities, desperately
hopes they won't be caught for others, and prefers to discuss idiotic
non-issues rather than growing repressions.
And I don't see any viable opposition.
Sasha Chislenko <http://www.lucifer.com/~sasha/home.html>
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