The Big Think

January 1, 2014

Stick It to the Man

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 4:43 pm

2013: The Year Defiance of the State Became Cool:

“Flipping the bird to the state doesn’t guarantee universal acclaim. It certainly doesn’t ensure personal safety. But more than at any time in recent memory, defying governments and their laws has a constituency—a large one—that sees such action as necessary and even heroic.

Government officials may still act against the rebels. But instead of whipping up the public into a shared two minutes hate against a common foe, they’re increasingly finding themseves viewed as the enemy by people who cheer acts of defiance.”

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