welcome

The Radio Free Exile Super Swag Emporium, and exileguy's attic, home of the 1st Amendment Kit. Links to videos and podcasts from Radio Free Exile. All of it very left of center, because why not? Don't you think today would be a good day for Donald Trump to resign?


whatever

My photo

using radio free exile and radio free exile televised, I bring you the perspective of a self-imposed exile, whatever that brings to the table, if you know what I mean. someone has to chronicle the goings on in penfield, new york, and I've appointed myself. 
 
here's a link to radio free exile dot com, where you'll find everything you'll ever need to know.  everything.
 
for the best original bumper stickers, t-shirts, mugs, buttons, and whatever, check out the radio free exile super swag emporium - your 1st amendment one-stop.
 
for updates to all things exile, join exileguy's announcement list, and you'll get an occasional email with what's new.
 
exile
p.o. box 691
penfield, new york
14526
 

8.01.2013

Noam Chomsky: The State Fears Its Own People

Chomsky on terror, Snowden, and why "security" is usually an excuse for government repression.

In a recent media appearance Noam Chomsky said that whistleblower Edward Snowden, who remains in Russia after releasing a trove of documents about secret NSA surveillance, should be honored.  

"He was doing what every citizen ought to do," Chomsky says in the video below. "He was telling Americans what the government is doing."

Chomsky goes on to explain that governments always claim security as their justification for civil liberties abuses, but that overwhelmingly the security in question is that of the state ... from its own population. To smatterings of applause, Chomsky goes on to explain how America's drone campaign abroad is a far bigger threat to our security than leaked information about surveillance. 

Watch Chomsky discuss the relationship between the state, the people, and "security" below.