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Summer versus Stupid

Greg Palast 

For Vice Magazine

We all have bad habits. And the worst, besides yelling at our kids when we’re hung-over or just generally disappointed, is the daily deal we make with Evil.

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