Funny you said that, Mark. When I saw the cover i thought them was who they really meant.
It's always Us v Them, and over the last couple years I've begun to realize that the real dangerous entity on the planet is You; we are the new Other. If you take a real cynical view of the goings on in real politik: GM Foods, 'Free Markets', War for Profit, Environmentalism, and a host of other 1st tier global issues, and it is the people of the world that are the real impediment to gaining or keeping a monopoly on power. So I agree with you, Mark. Way to boil it down. Cheers, Ron On Dec 18, 2006, at 10:38 AM, mark raheja wrote: > from deep inside the echo chamber, it's hard to disagree with 'us' > being Time's People of the Year. > > but to state the obvious: the main reason this is the case is because > we scare the living crap out of *them*, specifically. we scare the > living crap out of them because their business model is at risk. no > cultural/informational/socio-economic phenomenon has ever been as > hyper-relevant to the people who make this annual decision as this > one. in fact...if anyone watched the CNN recap of Time's choice for > 2006, you'll remember a part where about 40 people are sitting in a > room and one of them points out the irony in celebrating the very > people that are threatening their jobs. [paraphrasing...the internet > has stolen my memory...] > > Kim Jong Il may be one threatening dude [unless you've watched Team > America: World Police], but he ain't as directly threatening to the > owners & staff of Time Magazine as you are. > > -M > > mark raheja > www.thememeingoflife.com > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > 416.451.3640 > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]