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Restoring Checks and Balances

04/19/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Blogging, Political, Social Networks

So much in the NEOBlogsphere is around the MSM control of information, the lack of transparency in our public policy decisions, the apparent merging of political party "pragmatism" accompanied by empty partisan rhetoric, ineffectiveness of the built-in checks and balances the founding fathers designed.

Is it any wonder Joe and Joan Blow on the street has a resigned and cynical attitude about the latest PD report of the hierarchy's machinations? So why do bloggers get such bum-raps from the MSM, and yet they attempt to coop that mode of communication. Jon Husband has an idea.

...the people in power in Washington must HATE the Internets so very much.

With it's hyperlinks, searchability and the hordes of engaged and capable people who are not enjoying seeing their society turned into a playground for corrupt fanatical totalitarian minds, the Internet is a main element providing the possibility to fight back against the manipulation of lying, concealment and character assassination.

What was that definition of *wirearchy* again ? ... something about a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority ... knowledge, credibility and trust were in there somewhere, and I remember the word "interconnected" as well ...

I think you can replace Washington with 1801 Superior Ave, 601 Lakeside Avenue, 1100 Terminal Tower, SBC/AT&T, or Columbus.


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