Killing the internet is no different to destroying printing presses or burning books. Killing mobile phone services is no different to mass arrests. Killing freedoms to protest peacefully are the tools of desperate dictatorships. Elected or not. Killing the means to communicate are always the first signs of a rotting regime. Killing journalists is the act of an acute desperation to cling to power; and the money.
From chaos comes order. Unfortunately, to change any order, chaos must be created first. And so the cycle continues. As a species, we are really very predictable. And gullible. We always believe in the ‘New Order’, until we discover that it is remarkably the same as the ‘Old Order’ we removed. Power simply corrupts.
I am sorry to be so unfunny about this, as it runs totally against the light weight nature of my blog. However, it seems I have seen too many cycles of ‘New Order’. As much as things change, they stay exactly the same.
Viva la revolution!