I'll be over here, being as subversive as I can - Tactical Ninja
Sep. 2nd, 2011
12:33 pm - I'll be over here, being as subversive as I can
Last night Joel introduced me to The Rap News. It's delightfully subversive if a bit over the top. Here's the one they did on the death of Osama Bin Laden:
They support Wikileaks in several of their clips too. Speaking of which, this seems to be a good rundown on the Guardian thing that's hit the news in the last day or so.
I don't have a lot to say about it because I don't really know that much, but I think it would be a shame if this opportunity for detractors to point their fingers and say "I told you so" has a detrimental effect on the ability of Wikileaks to continue doing what it does. I maintain that the truth about what the people with the power are up to needs to be told, and so far it seems Wikileaks is doing the best job of that.
Speaking of telling the truth, last night we also watched Inside Job, a documentary narrated by Matt Damon that explores the collapse of the US financial markets that caused the global recession we've all been experiencing. It covers the situation that led up to it, what happened during it, and what has (not) happened since, to the people that caused it.
It's scary as fuck, because those people have absolutely no remorse for what they have caused other people to suffer while not being materially affected themselves, and they are still in power. They still get to make laws, influence policy, and run giant corporations after having proven themselves incapable.
And our government, in its infinite wisdom, is a slave to the same ideology that drove the financial crisis. They want to get into bed with these guys, and allow those corporations driven by megalomaniacal incompetents to invest in what are currently assets owned by us as a nation.
And again I ask, how do I withdraw my consent? I do it partly by supporting Wikileaks and by becoming Anonymous. Because I'm not seeing a lot of other options out there, you know?
Speaking of the idiots in power, there's this site. It's called RespectCopyrights dot co dot nz. It's all about the new Filesharing Act, and is all rah rah about being a good little kiwi and letting the large entertainment corporations show you reruns of Gypsy Wedding while waiting three years for the next season of Dr Who because we're good little consumers who just take what we're fed, right? It even has ex-AllBlacks telling us to be good little consumers because when an AllBlack says it, we all listen, right?
I would link you to the site so you can
(part of me is hoping it gets hacked because that would be dead funny)
Dear MPAA, please don't sue me for telling people about your site.