The State is going to its fallback position
How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.
How do you know that he is telling a real *whopper* of a lie? He starts advertising his message.
They consider us the terrorists.
Corporations and the states that now serve them are evil robots. They are not human. They are corporate entities and as such have no conscience, no moral compass and as we can see, not even a shred of human decency.
These guys do not represent me and I submit the do not represent you either. They don't even represent themselves. They are the instruments of a remorseless State that understands one thing and one thing only: Power. The State and its corporate fellow travelers have it, you and I don't.
The power belongs to us. We have lost control of it, but it still belongs to us. The State has no legitimacy to exercise power except as a proxy for our wishes. To the extent that it strays too far we have not only a right, but a duty to bring it back under control. To the extent that the State undertakes illegal activities or even activities that are clearly in conflict with the informed will of the people, its activities are illegitimate and functionaries committing these crimes should expect to be eventually held accountable. Everything the people sentenced at Nuremberg did was sanctioned by the Nazi State. They were prosecuted anyway because we recognize that some orders are not legitimate regardless of what the people running the apparatus of the state say.
The 'national security' states -- at least the U.S. and the U.K. -- have strayed well beyond any reasonable boundaries to the point that they and their minions no longer understand boundaries at all. The U.S. State, we know, has illegally invaded its citizen's privacy, illegally searched and seized property, illegally detained people against their will without charges or representation. They have tortured people and in hundreds of incidents they have illegally executed, without due process or any real process at all, *thousands* of people, many of them innocent of wrongdoing. Well, without due process, all of them were innocent at the time they died. The current execution of people being carried out by executive fiat has no support in law. It is contrary to the U.S. Constitution, The Canadian Constitution and the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Canadian State allowed one of its citizens to be illegally detained and tortured. The Supreme Court declared this to be contrary to law. Their last decision on the matter contained this text:
"The deprivation of [Khadr's] right to liberty and security of the person is not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. The interrogation of a youth detained without access to counsel, to elicit statements about serious criminal charges while knowing that the youth had been subjected to sleep deprivation and while knowing that the fruits of the interrogations would be shared with the prosecutors, offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects."
The Supreme Court stopped short of ordering the Government of Canada to bring him home, but only because this would be an improper extension of its own powers. It cannot dictate things beyond the reach of its mandate. The next line of defense is us. We need to bring our Government back under control.