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Re: <nettime> dark days
chris mann on Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:34:09 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> dark days

more inclined to think that the surveillance state has just obsoleted the
economy as a policing mechanism. not a bad thing. (it allows the imf for
example to declare its own irrelevance.) and unlike the economy, the state
really doesnt care what you think. or say. the state only cares about the
network you say whatever to. so we're back in the network wars. again, not
a bad thing. this looks more like what they used to call a level playing

On 12 June 2013 04:13, Felix Stalder <felix {AT} openflows.com> wrote:

> There are dark days, these days. We have the privilege of observing
> different levels of repression working at the same time, ranging from
> blanket surveillance of every electronic communication, to sending
> out riot police to expel civil society and its mainly symbolic
> forms of resistance from public spaces, in London and Istanbul,
> to the Greek Government turning off public television from one
> day to another, under the EU/IMF dictate, which even the IMF has
> admitted to not working. The list could go on and on, including drone
> strikes, austerity politics creating a lost generation across Europe,
> daemonization of hacking ...

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