Saturday, November 05, 2005
Supreme Reality of the Blogosphere
Supreme Reality of the Blogosphere
What do think it is?
Self-expression? Partly. But there's more to it than that. People have been expressing themselves for thousands of years.
Did you know that the bicameral mind theorists state that in ancient societies there was no "self" or "me" as we understand it today.
The ancients were regimented slaves to rulers who claimed to be supernatural "gods" in human form. The enslaved citizens robotically obeyed, not the inner voice of self, not their reason or instincts, but the psychologically implanted voice of the god, the ruler, the screwbag dickweed who called himself the incarnation of his crummy idea of a "god".
Remnants of this idea linger in the "don't question authority" school of thought. This is one reason why I call myself an "Ethical Anarchist" with no political affiliation. I hate all politicians and anyone who tries to bully, deceive, or manipulate others.
Corporations and governments, many of them, bully, deceive, and manipulate others. This will result, thanks to the internet, web, and blogosphere, in their total and permanent destruction.
The supreme reality of the blogosphere is the Rise of the Voice of the Individual. It's the consumer vs. the corporation. We consumers are gaining more power, via Google searches, and via blogging, with mass blog storms against our enemies.
Bad governments and corrupt corporations have plenty to fear from individuals, independent thought, and blogs. We bloggers have every right to cause fear and loathing in evil entities and organizations.
Corporations want you to think the Two Way Conversation is the supreme reality of the blogosphere. That's a lie. They want to deceive you into thinking they're willing and eager to hear from you.
But the only thing a corporation wants to do with a blog is somehow use it to make money. Do you think very many of them sincerely wish to listen to your problems, complaints, suggestions, recommendations, questions?
Ha ha ha.
What planet do you live on?
One of my dear fellow bloggers disagreed with me concerning this issue.
In Dave Taylor's post about the Forbes anti-blog article, Debbie Weil advocates the theory that corporations still wield great power, and that the supreme reality of the blog is the two way conversation, that corporations and consumers can become friends.
Here is my reply, posted at Dave Taylor's Intuitive Life Business Blog.
You are wrong Debbie Weil. It is our world now, and the corporations are dead.
Huge corporations, governments, and other institutions will be crumbling and falling. This is no hysterical outpouring of a raging soul. This is market research and educated predictions.
The New York Times article "Just Googling It Is Striking Fear Into Companies" explains very nicely how the Power is coming to the People.
People, consumers are gaining more power, as corporations and institutions lose it steadily and surely.
We tricked businesses into blogging, NOT so we could hear from them, but so they would hear from us, all our groans, complaints, grievances, praises, suggestions, questions, anger, love, and disgust.
The archaic corporate culture defenders hate this. It's NOT the "interactive two way conversation" that is primary, though I champion this aspect and believe in enabling comments on all blogs.
It's the Voice of the Individual that is the Supreme Reality of the Blogosphere.
Grassroots revolution, Power to the People, the overthrow of MSM info hegemony and corporate corruption.
We are winning the war against Mammonism, Ignorance, and Greed.
Debbie, you will see with your own eyes the Fall of Corporate Power and Repressive Regimes.
The blog, and Google, are making it happen much sooner than originally expected by the Cluetrainers and Tim Berners-Lee. But their vision is Truth.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 11/05/2005 10:14:00 PM