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The federal government refuses protection of the citizens from spying out in the internet. Even more: It is eagerly involved in the business of mass surveillance. Read more:

The just following article reveals the failure of the state through the stealing of information but the real problem, that the state is no longer a democracy but a state under authoritarian rule, is simply ignored.

An authoritarian government has been established and the population approves of it and supports it, including the opposition.

That is the typical thing with this system. It is supported by almost everyone. And what is more is that Germany is just a part of the system.

Even in countries which do not directly belong to the Obama system the symptoms do not differ.

Now follows the article:


Edward Snowden’s disclosures: Germany’s digital state failure

The federal government refuses protection of the citizens from spying out in the internet. Even more: It is eagerly involved in the business of mass surveillance. With it Germany is a “digitally failed state”.

Since the 5th of June 2013 the world is different. The illusion basic rights would be valid in the internet has vanished. One year after Edward Snowden’s revelations of the digital spy monster several central findings can be recorded:

And although these assessments turned out to be true in the meantime in a painful way, there were no personal consequences worth mentioning. The only one who has lost his job for the uncovering of the largest illegal spy machinery of all times is the whistleblower Edward Snowden himself. These circumstances demand the naming of a new global-political category:

the “digitally failed state”.

The diagnosis “failed state” became known in 90s. States are called so, whose monopoly of power crumbles and who can no longer guarantee the security of the citizens. Therefore states which have difficulties to assert the law as it stands. The uncovering of the radical surveillance and the following non-review show: Germany is a “digitally failed state”. After one year Snowden a shambles of a digital state failure is recognizable.

Digital state failure, isn’t that exaggerated? Not at all. The German state is obviously not in the position to stand up to a million fold breaking of basic rights in the internet. It actually does not even manage to have a list of questions answered by the NSA. But the decisive point is that the basic rights are violated at this moment in a known way and no remedy is found. Who has been distraught or even angered in the course of the last twelve months about the extensive total surveillance – does not have the least reason to be relaxed in the meantime. Exactly nothing has changed regarding this. Nothing. Citizens are spied out substantially and extensively on the 5th of June 2014 just as on the 5th of June 2013.

An eerie scenario of the extensive digital helplessness, and that is still the more friendly interpretation. The unfortunately more realistic one is that action to improve matters is not wanted at all, that the digitally failed state is politically accepted. The constitutional goods of the own citizens are seen as bartering goods on the international surveillance market.

It is therefore about a calculated non-assertion of basic rights in the digital sphere. With it the internet has degenerated, wanted politically, to the formerly notorious unlegislated area.

The digital state failure is crazily not based on the dissolving of state power – different from traditional “failed state”- but on the dissolving of state guaranteed legal goods in the digital sphere, from private sphere to human dignity, in a shaken volte, caused by a host of cracked up state apparatuses. The effect is comparable because what “failed states” and “digital failed states” unifies is the absence of security and legal certainty.

That is the horrible consequence: A security apparatus, which makes digital life less secure. The destruction of important rights and freedoms for the pretended preservation of freedom and law; this pattern is known: That is the protection money logic. Behind it is a tax financed machinery, which hacks nets, devices and platforms, takes advantage of serious bugs, instead reporting them, and secretly has predetermined breaking points built in everywhere. As if the police would carry all one’s valuable objects out of the home for the protection of theft.

One year after Snowden the consequence means: We need more security in the digital world, and that is – how absurd! – very first against destructive security authorities themselves. Against an international spying apparatus, which has decided sometime in the last century to no longer watch suspects but everyone. Everywhere. The internet has become a space free of basic rights because the state cannot protect the constitutionally binding rights against attacks of state authorities. Digital state failure is also state failure.

One year after Snowden a new world-political category has occurred: the “digitally failed state”.


The writer of this article obviously feels unconsciously that he is the prisoner in a cage, in a dictatorship, and tries helplessly to hide this fact before himself.


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