Selling Spying – Incarcerating Truth

 

The Strange Case of Barrett Brown

Reblogged from Information Clearing House.

Amid the outrage over the NSA’s spying program, the jailing of
journalist Barrett Brown points to a deeper and very troubling
problem.

By Peter Ludlow

June 20, 2013 “Information Clearing House In early 2010, journalist and satirist

Barrett Brown

was working on a book on political pundits, when the hacktivist
collective Anonymous caught his attention. He soon began writing
about its activities and potential. In a defense
of the group’s anti-censorship operations in Australia published
on February 10, Brown declared, “I am now certain that this
phenomenon is among the most important and under-reported social
developments to have occurred in decades, and that the
development in question promises to threaten the institution of
the nation-state and perhaps even someday replace it as the
world’s most fundamental and relevant method of human
organization.”

By then, Brown was already considered by his fans to be the Hunter S.
Thompson of his generation. In point of fact he wasn’t like
Hunter S. Thompson, but was more of a throwback—a sharp-witted,
irreverent journalist and satirist in the mold of Ambrose Bierce
or Dorothy Parker. His acid tongue was on display in his
co-authored 2007 book, Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern
Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny
, in
which he declared: “This will not be a polite book. Politeness
is wasted on the dishonest, who will always take advantage of
any well-intended concession.”  Read More http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35351.htm

 

 

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