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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Wasn't gonna post about Guy Fawkes day, but

A comment I sent in to the CNN political ticker in response to another comment-

The Guy Fawkes Day link is very relevant, but not because of the plot itself. After the attempted bombing, the incident was used by the English government to increase the power of the monarchy and reduce civil liberties. I personally don't see a huge assault on privacy and freedom of speech, as many people do. However, it's still an interesting parallel - terrorist attack leads to increased executive power and the use of torture. Yes, Guy was tortured.

That is one of the best (ie, mediocre) content channels on CNN. Remember to keep tabs on the Mainstream Media, or you may end up deluding yourselves like the "Reality Based Community" in 2004.

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