Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
that kids everywhere subscribe to: they relate internationally by it and though i find it generally sucks, being fruit of a nike-gap type corporate wet dream, it may be good in one sense - it is global. ignore the attitude and try to educate them to use their hearts, hands and brains while still young, and to avoid futile violence.

can you imagine if they all were laying in the road and blocking traffic, or something ghandian like that?

maybe it's my projection, and they know better, as the 'soft' way would certainly get a lot of them arrested, and this way doesn't.

it's that the violence turns off many who would listen.

another interesting thing: the leaders are very much in the background, and therefore unavailable for mediation, and thus banalisation.

besides, the 'movement' doesn't need spokesmen really, the media is already crawling with an overabundance, and the issues are as obvious as their collective rage.

this way its like p2p, many fragments, difficult to target.

open source networks show their fleet strength again!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Nov 9th, 2005 at 10:06:20 AM EST
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excellent points.

I belong to the school that deeply thinks that the so called "masses" are generally very smart and along history have accomplished their main purposes. They have done through different kinds of fights and won  from radical and disgusting violence to pacific means.

In Paris, it is too recent to see if it will work, if it was smart or if it was not. But in front of any kind of social revolt which does not include killing people I am always willing to see if it would work.

Your thoughts are a very good point describing why they could be very intelligent indeed. A p2p low-intense violence that becomes strong by the basic loose network structure.

In any case, it will be very interesting how it goes from here.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Nov 9th, 2005 at 02:08:34 PM EST
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