THE REIGN OF SOCIAL MEDIA“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” -M. Robespierre, 1758 - 1794.
THE REIGN OF SOCIAL MEDIA Conclusion: Throughout history, crowds have rarely, if ever been active forces for good.
FROM CONVERSATION TO COLOSSEUM =“The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 - 43 BCE.
FROM CONVERSATION TO COLOSSEUMConclusion: Conversation devoid of subsequent action has no legitimacy.
A MILLION VILLAGES“In those simple times there was a great wonder and mystery in life. Man walked in fear and solemnity, with Heaven very close above his head, and Hell below his very feet.” -Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Nigel, 1906.
A MILLION VILLAGESConclusion: Communities are often conceived as barriers to the world, not gateways.
DIGITAL DUELISTS“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand lead him to a quiet place and kill him.” -Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910.
DIGITAL DUELISTSConclusion: Debate issues are often times imaginary, or created simply for the purposes of the duel.
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