Dissent develops democracy
“…the rise of clandestine operations is a reflection of the strength of the domestic enemy. If the enemy the population, can’t be controlled by force, cant be indoctrinated and cant be marginalized, it will in fact drive the state underground. The government will have to carry out it’s actions in secret because the domestic enemy won’t tolerate them. The scale of clandestine operations is often a good measure of domestic dissent” (Chomsky)
What would be the measure of dissent in this country today using this calculation when so much of the deceit for the publics interests lies blatantly on the surface?
Ideas in the interests of the state for the benefit of the people need to be first passed through the acid bath of skepticism before they should be seen fit for consumption. That is what should be encouraged rather than cow towing to the bureaucrat and the professional politician with minds set on careers and the interests of business, all set within short term four year power struggles
It is dissent that shapes progress and builds vision not politicians, they like fire can sometimes make good servants but more than usual bad masters. It is the opinionated citizen who is more likely to be in it for the long run and whose opinions and social make up is closer to most of the people.
“if constructing the future and settling everything for all times are not our affair, it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be.” Karl Marx