The Internet is Forever

I read on a couple of blogs that UC Davis paid people to try to expunge the Net of all traces of the pepper spray incident that happened there in 2011. This seems ridiculously futile to me, but I like to play. So lest we forget, here are a couple of links to posts I wrote on another blog, on the day of that brutality.

Students Attacked by Cops at Davis

  • November 19, 2011

Open Letter to the Chancellor of UC Davis

  • November 19, 2011

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”
― George Orwell, 1984

future history

So I was reading Eckhart Tolle tonight: “Usually, the future is a replica of the past,” which in our present context is a rather disturbing prospect. The past is, in pertinent part, a long line of madmen who lead their hapless tribes and countries into senseless bloody conflict, and it has never solved a thing or served a reasonable purpose, and it’s still going on. At least, that’s the way I read history.

This gave me an idea: history!

We have, perhaps for the first time ever, a chance to really effect how history records what is going on. We have the technology to create a viable grassroots record. We can write it ourselves, and make it much harder for Big Brother to claim “Oceana has always been at war with Eastasia.

So here’s a start:

Bush’s Legacy: The President Who Cried Wolf. This is a special comment by Keith Olbermann. We should save this, and everything else we see that captures the truth, and keep it moving around the net. Create a repository of the truth.

Speaking of which, check out truthout.org.