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Life imitates art!
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Life imitates art!
So this whole Tunisia thing has me thinking.

I'm sure y'all know I love Babylon 5. Everything about it is awesome. But really, who realised it was prophecy?

Let's take a look . . . we have a corrupt nation, which most outsiders think is lovely and happy, but which massively restricts human rights (especially freedom of the press), and who's president allegedly got into power through a democratic process but in reality got into power through a coup and corruption. CHECK! (Earth/Tunisia)

That corrupt government has a military which seems relatively honourable, but a police force which engages in torture, murder of civilians, snatching of protesters, and mass surveillance. CHECK! (Nightwatch/Tunisian police)

We have an information war in which secret, leaked documents prove the corruption of those in charge. CHECK! ("Clarke did not have flu"/Wikileaks)

The leader of the underground which is exposing those leaked documents is a charismatic hero to his supporters, and a terrorist traitor to his enemies. CHECK! (Sheridan/Assange)

That leader is vilified by the mass media. CHECK! (ISN/all American TV news networks)

The Powers That Be would love that leader to be dead. CHECK! (Assassination attempts on Sheridan and Delenn/Public calls from TV presenters for Assange to be murdered)

Enemies of the ruling regime are disappeared, tortured, and coerced into confessions. CHECK! (Nightwatch torture chambers/Guantanamo, Tunisian Ministry of Information torture cells, that dude who allegedly leaked things being held and borderline tortured for months)

State sponsored TV suddenly deviating from the propaganda to admit the government is corrupt, moments before armed forces shut them down. CHECK! (ISN's shutdown/I think something similar happened on Friday with Tunisian TV, but I'm not certain)

And most of all

Most fantastic of all

Most jaw-droppingly beath-takingly awesome and spectacular of all

Chaos and disorder sewn by shadowy, unknown, mysterious agents who work through others, have no known names, might not even be real, are mighty in their vengeance and motivated only by their strange, inhuman needs . . . CHECK CHECK CHECK! So my only question is - if Anonymous are just Shadows, when are the Vorlons showing up? <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

Excuse me, I'm off to hide in some kind of bunker with a lot of bottled water and canned food to wait out the revolution.

Ubi Dubium, Ibi Libertas

Quote:"I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood."

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2011-01-16 0:33
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