Gov’t’s distain for their own people and securitization

Renzetti in a very astute piece on what Snowden thinks is the real threat misses a major point. Democracy has never existed in Canada or anywhere else for that matter.Yes, oligarchs have allowed us to think we have a voice through trading responsibility for the polling booth but in reality, they only need us to consume the shit they produce and nothing more. Hence, why should they care what we think. Every now and again a critical mass gets reached and the dominated manage to rise up only to be dominated again in short order.But she is very right on how gov’t now act with visible distain for the people who supposedly elected them. A good read

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/snowdens-message-to-citizens-democracy-itself-is-threatened/article23138430/

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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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