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Response to Recursion (Reply #37)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:18 AM

39. It's the truth.

 

You don't freaking work for the NSA or the CIA or the FBI if you want a progressive, socially just world without misery or exploitation. You don't work for spy agencies if you have humane values...because spying is just about crushing the poor and protecting the privilege. Other than in the fight about Hitler, spying and surveillance and infiltration has never led to anything positive in the world. Anywhere.

Why would anyone with any positive values even ever want to work for the NSA or the CIA? Why would anyone who ever wanted peace or human equality ever do that?

People who work in social services ARE totally different than people who want to be spies or wiretappers. If you work in social services, you want to help people have some sort of a better life. You don't want anything good for anyone but the rich and powerful if you work for a spy agency. You just want to preserve the status quo the sake of preserving the status quo...you would have to hate and fear the dispossessed, hate and fear change, and see "order" as being more important than justice, equality, beauty or poetry.

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