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Re: <nettime> The lawless Wild West attacks WikiLeaks
John Hopkins on Wed, 8 Dec 2010 04:27:38 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> The lawless Wild West attacks WikiLeaks


> we need to change the law."  As usual, when wielded by American
> authorities, the term "terrorist" means nothing more than: "those who
> impede or defy the will of the U.S. Government with any degree of
> efficacy."  Anyone who does that is, by definition, a Terrorist.  And note
> McConnell's typical, highly representative view that if someone he wants to
> punish isn't a criminal under the law, then you just "change the law" to
> make him one.

When was Law an absolute concept written in stone (except when Moses came down 
from that conversation on high (or just high), with the tablets...

The rest of laws are, at most, written on paper.  Paper burns.

And Words can mean just about everything you might want them to...

depending on what you want.

jh


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