ONLY HUMAN

Sen. Elizabeth Warren slapping around some bank regulators who don’t want to answer her perfectly logical question. Can we get more of this, please? And, y’know, some ensuing accountability as a result?


For now, I’ll just be thankful for Senator Warren and bask in the glow of these people squirming.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few…or the one.
Spock

And those “few” would do well to remember that. In fact, maybe Congress should just sit down in session one day and marathon episodes of Star Trek like VOY: “Critical Care” and TNG: “The Outcast” and take extensive notes.

WORF: If a man is not afraid of the truth, he would answer.

PICARD: No. We must not let ourselves think that. The Seventh Guarantee is one of the most important rights granted by the Federation. We cannot use one of the fundamental principles of our Constitution and turn it against a citizen.

WORF: Sir… the Federation does have enemies… we must seek them out…

PICARD: Yes… that’s how it starts. But the road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is shorter than we might think. Something is wrong here, Worf… I don’t like what we have become.

From the Star Trek TNG episode “The Drumhead”. Though two decades old, the entire episode remains relevant to the troubles affecting this country today.
They aim to impose a system, cemented in a global code, that expands control over Internet resources, institutions and content and centralizes that control in the hands of the government…When ideas are blocked, information deleted, conversations stifled and people constrained in their choices, the Internet is diminished for all of us…There isn’t an economic Internet and a social Internet and a political Internet. There’s just the Internet.

Hillary Clinton in The Hague, telling world leaders not to censor the Internet. Yet, the threat of SOPA still loiters around here at home. Couple this quote with Clinton’s quote last week about Burma, and I’m beginning to wonder…

Mrs. Clinton—I understand your department deals with foreign affairs, but…do you realize what’s happening in your OWN country? Or is this the administration’s new policy: Protect free speech rights abroad, act affronted when they’re violated in other countries, quash free speech rights at home and fail to care?

They hypocrisy would be laughable if it didn’t threaten to hamper the quality of life for all American citizens.