[–] kevdude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would say that he was referring to rebellion against the entrenched authority. Where people were actually rebelling against the right things. Now that anger has been co-opted and the masses have been turned against each other. They jumped in and started giving out free shit with the big government strings attached. Half the people took them up on it and got addicted to big brother and now they are being used to put down the rest. Any rebellion now is misguided and serves the interests of what should be the legitimate targets. Now people protest against the free speech rights of others, which if they succeed will eliminate their own right. Bunch of useful idiots. But maybe Lemmy was wrong and they always were useful idiots. Maybe the game was always rigged. Who knows.