Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
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Pox Americana

John Perry Barlow emailed out an essay yesterday that brought up some interesting points.

Some notable quotes:
"I believe that the American Republic died in the U.S. Senate last Thursday morning and was buried yesterday morning in the East Room of the White House."

"The Empire has discovered something important. The best way to deal with us is to ignore us altogether, as they did last Thursday. Our calls and letters had no effect whatever."

"Why don't we matter anymore? It pains me deeply to say this, but I think that part of the problem may be the Internet. A lot of what's wrong may be the very sort of thing you're reading right now. The Internet, has, as expected, provided a global podium to everyone with an opinion. Cyberspace has become an infinite set of street corners, each with its lonely pamphleteer, howling his rage to a multitude all too busy howling their own to listen."
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