I really encourage everyone to watch this(!): Glenn Greenwald (with the passion, competence and moral clarity that define his public persona) blows the whistle on the corruption saturating the US ‘national security’ apparatus.
Out of everything we know the US government actively does—from assassinating US citizens and innocents to harassing anyone who dares to expose the truth about its activities—the destruction of American privacy and of citizens’ protections against government intrusion makes the following eminently clear:
the Obama administration, the national legislature, the attendant bureaucracies, and sadly much of the federal judicial system-are so seeped in corruption, so disgustingly inept at protecting even the most primitive norms of human justice, that any rational human being must conclude that she has nothing of worth invested in the system—and that she has everything to gain from seeing its complete destruction.
Revolution is now: it starts in your heart, it starts by looking at all humans as your brothers and sisters (including the poor brown ones ‘all the way over there’), it starts by releasing cognitive dissonance and committing yourself to seeking out and believing only the truth, and releasing the fear of calling out the lies even when they come from the cool, well spoken Important Faces of The Government. It starts by taking seriously the suffering of all those who suffer, and committing yourself to fighting for a world where an injury to one is an injury to all.