The classic scene in the 19th and 20th centuries – part fact, part fiction – when the officer orders his men to open fire on the starving workers as the bread riot gets underway, and, one by one, the soldiers lower their guns and then turn them on the bloody officers. It’s the cliché tipping point of revolution. Am I deluding myself with wishful thinking that Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, all the way back to Daniel Ellsberg, are a more modern version of the same revolutionary. Can all those wage slaves at the NSA, CIA, GCHQ, etc. fucking over their comrades and spying them night and day become mad as hell and refuse to take it any more. Okay so the crypto-fascist cocksuckers in power are watching every move we make. Fuck ‘em. Give them the finger and go on making the move. They can’t arrest all of us. That’s welcome to Planet Gulag.