OK, so let's say I do fend off my nihilism about the rebels ability to scrap together some linux-based security x-wings, and that the chosen ones of the open-force software movement will put some free, uncrackable, software out there. That still leaves me pretty damn nihilistic about the human side of this whole shebang. I'm not so sure the solution is a technological one. What makes me want to go back to be is that there are thousands of people willing to do the actual work of the NSA, and millions more willing to pay them to do it, or at least unwilling to rip up the check. Yes, securing your communications and making them private is a critical step, and one that would be a good idea even without tyrannical overlords, but it doesn't make me feel much better about the war on ourselves writ large.