Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Internet: malach tov oh ra - a good or bad messenger?

Is the internet the trade union movement of our time, allowing the democratization of opinion and the exposure of tyrants and the autocratic inflexible and unconscious patterns which underlie the thinking of our inner tyrants. Is the internet a tool which can facilitate aid to the needy and mobilise resistance to the cruel and stupid?

Or is it an open sewer through which runs resentment, hate speech, pornography, unnecessary information, and synthetic community which does nothing to satisfy our realist and deepest needs for community and mutual acknowledgement?

Probably both.

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