For Vice Magazine
Every day we are thrown head first into that dog fight between What is Right, What is Horrible and, our third way, Just-Don’t-Give-a-Shit-ism.
We know we are not Bradley Manning, nor Edward Snowden. We know we’d better just shut the fuck up.
And that’s the conflict at the core of civilization’s corrosion: not between national security and freedom, but between courage and complicity.
Warren Ellis – you might know his comic books, including Transmetropolitan with Darick Robertson – said that journalism is a terribly weak weapon – though when correctly aimed, …more