Assange Superseding Indictment
mirimir at riseup.net
Tue Jun 30 19:05:50 PDT 2020
On 06/30/2020 06:34 PM, Punk-BatSoup-Stasi 2.0 wrote:
> On Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:52:49 +0000
> таракан <cryptoanalyzers at protonmail.com> wrote:
>> Assange is probably the most interesting subject in terms of Cypherpunk movement.
>> The paradox of Assange. While Cypherpunks are advocating privacy for the "ordinary people" (e.g. the John Does), Assange denied the right to
>> Governments to have as well privacy. This may look as a joke that governments should have as well privacy
> certain kinds of heinous criminals forfeit their rights. Government criminals for instance.
Sure, but "criminal" is such an ambivalent term. As they say, it depends
on whose ox is getting gored.
>> and not been open (and 'opened') but when you think about it,
>> there is that sentence from Nietzsche that says 'Wenn dulange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein' , in other terms if you fight monsters, do not become one yourself and if you look deep into the abyss, the abyss also looks deep into you.
>> That say making lessons to the one who is rotting in jail is a bit too comfortable.
> take for instance cops and soldiers, who are nothing but govcorp's hitmen. Those people can't complain if they are exterminated like they deserve to be.
I generally agree, although I'm not so bloodthirsty about it ;)
As I see it, privacy rights are inversely proportional to power over
others. So even if governments are necessary, which is questionable at
best, nothing about them ought to be private. Because openness is a
prerequisite for public oversight. And because despotism is totally
inevitable without public oversight.
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