|ike stubbs on Fri, 26 Mar 1999 10:54:27 +0000|
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|Re: Syndicate: whats new(s)|
hello like many ive spent 2 days glued to my computer and telly i am increasingly conscious of what might be termed macro news - and i find myself goggling at it feeling ineffectual and supportive from my home lets not decieve ourselves yes we can mediate to a wider audience our friends and colleauges direct perceptions whether it reportage in the west or the frightening and surreal experience of being in a bunker or a blacked out city whats new maybe we can effect change politically through this new knoweldge - we can give support to a point hopefully some of the more influential politiicans in the past are listening in or being relayed the exchange as future war makers / peace makers - does the detailed process of one to one conversation and surveillance in real time make war to uncomfortable to do ? it should - except it seems there always greedy nasty people who want break trust and spoil fun i cant stop thinking about the classic scene in all quiet on the wetern from where one soldier shares a fag or food or something another soldier a flower over the at the front - the physical proximity and and first 'closeness' of the respective 'enemies' is enlightened is this the internet version - what of the soldiers ? how do we get this exchange to them ? this is an issue of class and economic interests - once again the people suffer for the whims and lusts of their leaders at one end the rhetoric of 'surgically accurate strikes' and live picture feed of bombs landing on 'military targets' and this an intense exhange of friends on both the aggressors and recievers ends of military action here and other news lists and telephone conversations - both forms of enhanced seeing boht very different i do not feel part of my nation state - but this means little - a war is going on and once again we are powerless other than to watch and listen - mediate a set of truths further and wider the key ought to be hope for future situations of conflict where decision makers are closer to one another - however we know from experience in bosnia and ireland people as close as family can turn on each other thinking of my friends - adding to the chatter - whilst the telephone lines are in tact will gsm phones work or will parts of commercial networks get closed down ? how secure is this as a communications network ? anyone out there feel more optimistic about the future and how to change it ? we share differnt opinions but there must be some common points we cna mediate immediately to our mps/meps etc. andreas has mentioned similar mike http://www.htba.demon.co.uk.