[hackerspaces] are we creating a political discussion list?

Will Bradley bradley.will at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 20:24:38 CET 2011

Dismissing things as hopeless is exactly what the bad guys want you to do
:) "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do
On Dec 6, 2011 12:04 PM, "Phillip Rhodes" <motley.crue.fan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:51 PM, nicolle n. <superherogirl at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > politics disgusts me, and i don't enjoy talking about it.  i see the
> > formation of an even vaguely palatable government as a totally lost
> cause,
> > not worth my time or energy.  hacking, to me, is apolitical...i do it
> > because it interests me.
> Politics disgusts me as well.  But I feel the sting of being denied
> the freedom to make
> my own choices a little too strongly to just "tune out" and not care.
> When I see
> politicians and their corporate overlords talking about passing laws
> that would - for example - make
> it a crime to disassemble and repurpose a bit of equipment that you
> bought and paid for... I can't not
> get worked up over that, and want to do anything I can to *try* and
> effect change.
> Maybe I identify a little too strongly with the main character from "V
> for Vendetta," but I do know
> that as disgusted as I am, and as much as I long for the freedom to be
> completely apathetic about
> the political scene, I just can't.  Not as long as it affects me.
> Cheers,
> Phil
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