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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:57

Internet is the Che Guevara of the 21st century

Written by Nick Farell
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Clinton adviser reveals knowledge of history 
Hillary Clinton's adviser for innovation has praised the role that the Internet played in the overthrowing of dictatorships. Alec Ross said the Internet was the “Che Guevar” of the 21st century and "dictatorships are now more vulnerable than ever" as disaffected citizens organize influential protest movements on Facebook and Twitter.

This is fairly accurate as Che Guevara also took on dictators whose regimes were propped by US cash. Ultimately it was a CIA backed government that took Guevara out, leaving him banished to the bedroom walls of “right on” students.

The US has pledged to back the pro-democracy movements that have swept the Middle East and north Africa since January. Well not Syria of course, that is a real can of worms.

Dictatorships are now more vulnerable because of the devolution of power from the nation state to the individual, he said. He claimed that networks disrupt the exercise of power. They devolve power from the nation state – from governments and large institutions – to individuals and small institutions. The overarching pattern is the redistribution of power from governments and large institutions to people and small institutions.


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+9 #1 Kryojenix 2011-06-22 13:28
As Megatron might proclaim: "HOW IRONIC! bwahahahahahaha a!!"
 
 
+13 #2 NickThePrick 2011-06-22 14:25
Until it happens in the US, see if he still likes it then....
 
 
+5 #3 Haberlandt 2011-06-22 15:15
Quoting NickThePrick:
Until it happens in the US, see if he still likes it then....



I agree, but... he?

What surprises me is that they recognize that the US was responsible for the dictatorships in Central America.
 
 
+6 #4 CrAcKeRjAcK 2011-06-22 16:02
According to everybody,

The US is responsible for all the F-UPs in the world
 
 
+7 #5 GrumpyOldMan 2011-06-22 16:05
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....It (the internet) brings down democracy too.

Case in point about "free speach" and 1rst ammendment right.

9-11-01. We know what happened.
9-12-01. Go to any search engine and type "Al Jazeera".
0 hits.

My cat jumps on my keyboard and types "lweqo3429fd,23"
3,218 hits.

While terrorist are slamming us on the TV news "Al Jazeera reports...." and "Al Jazeera claims..." WE are not permitted to actually see.

My research (thanks UK ;) takes me to Cunnilingus Rice asking for "voluntary" filters. Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc.

Subsequent reports suggested she threatened to take control over information, which she received anyway in The Patriot Act.
 
 
+2 #6 GrumpyOldMan 2011-06-22 16:06
So organize your revolution now. IFF the government approves, you might be able to overthrow government.

IFF not, there is always the Roman Coliseum and some very hungry lions.
 
 
+1 #7 123s 2011-06-22 16:34
Quoting CrAcKeRjAcK:
According to everybody,

The US is responsible for all the F-UPs in the world
Not all, just the most.
 
 
+4 #8 hanoking 2011-06-22 17:25
So the world doesnt need Che Guevaras,Fidels , Jesus Christs or Mashiahs. Just post on Twitter and Facebook and the United States Cyber Command freedom force will come to aid.
 
 
+9 #9 Fierce Guppy 2011-06-22 20:00
No, Nick, you lulz smooching idiot. Che Guevara wasn't pro-democracy. He was anti-"Capitalism" and a Maoist authoritarian who grew not just nonchalant about whom he murdered but to also like it. The internet of today is primarily a product of Capitalism; that is, private enterprise, NOT Marxist revolution.
 
 
+1 #10 fuadzilla 2011-06-22 20:40
democratise the world my ass! the entire world knows usa wants to establish world hegemony thru the so-called free market capitalism. laizzes-faire is the real devil in disguise! and as people are more educated/well informed about this sad sad world, the internet is the tool to bring these culprits down! hence, the el che spirit is back! finally the world has seen a glimmer of hope for a better future for humanity and all creatures in it! suck my toes clingon!
 

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