Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

History began again, but in a new and even messier form.

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2007/03/the_marketplace.html - A NEW HISTORY

History began again, but in a new and even messier form. The global communications and economic system we built became an open platform that superseded (but did not replace) the authority of the state. As a result of this new connectivity, increasingly outside of the control of the (or any) state, a growing number of groups have taken advantage of this new platform to challenge the state's legitimacy to exercise authority. The interesting part is that these new organizations:

    * don't represent any cohesive ideology or material solution, but rather a plethora of different solutions that appeal (by providing meaning and/or security and/or economic advancement) to specific target groups,
    * are typically networks rather than hierarchies (they are not replacements for the state),
    * aren't tied to territory (and hence aren't required to provide services to anyone other than their members),
    * often find extremely profitable ways to finance their own growth, and
    * have developed a new method of warfare to protect themselves and extend their power (open source warfare).

Good stuff.
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March 28th, 2007 7:18pm

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