Friday, August 01, 2014

Dystopia Continues To Flourish: CIA Illegally Broke Into And Spied On The United States Senate

The world gets more and more dystopian.  The CIA is a corrupt, rogue, antidemocratic institution.  It can never be reformed.  It’s mission is inconsistent with democracy.

It seems CIA leaders were concerned about what may come out in their illegal torture programs.   These acts certainly appear far more serious than Watergate.   If you or I did this, I would go to prison for a long time.

"Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve. But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." -- Frederic Bastiat

posted by TimingLogic at 9:28 AM