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America's Tiananmen Square - Confronting Not-Seeism

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Second, we must recognize that totalitarianism is anti-life, anti-nature and ultimately impossible. Of course, they will defend to our death their right to try!   Knowing these insane and misguided forces CANNOT WIN will sustain our faith through times when it does indeed look like they are winning.

Finally, we have the ultimate antidote -- the virtues and values that 90% of us hold in common, that the corporate state and corporate media have been trying to program out of us. As they now seek to discredit Edward Snowden, the last thing they want is for us to recognize Edward Snowden's act for what it is -- an act of profound courage.

In school, we Americans learned to celebrate Patrick Henry's fabled quote, "Give me liberty or give me death."

Snowden has put his ass on the line saying essentially the same thing. We must stand up with him and behind him at this key moment, and en-courage the bravest members of the press and establishment to take a stand as well.

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Finally, the issue of the surveillance state is the perfect opportunity for awakening progressives and aware conservative libertarians to find common cause around the one issue that stands above all others -- who's in charge of who's in charge?

If enough of us take this one bold step toward political maturity, the media will have no choice but to follow as WE BECOME the news.

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Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. He is the author of seven books including Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From (more...)

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