Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Tim's new animation is ready. Read about it here and follow the link to view. After you've watched it, I recommend just sitting still and thinking for as long as you can.

You might also want to read about the mounting evidence of UK involvement in the "extraordinary rendition" process.

And if you believe that "the end justifies the means" in these dangerous times, have some theory.
To believe that depriving citizens of their individual rights and suspending the democratic process is necessary to maintain 'order' is to put oneself on the same moral plane as the terrorists, who believe that 'the end justifies the means'. However serious the threat of terrorism, we must not be tempted to use repressive methods to combat it. To believe that we can 'protect' liberal democracy by suspending our normal rights and methods of government is to ignore the numerous examples in contemporary history of countries where 'temporary', 'emergency' rule has subsided quickly and irrevocably into permanent dictorial forms of government.
- Grant Wardlaw, Political Terrorism (2nd ed.), Ch 8.

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