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[liberationtech] Peter Theil On Arab spring

Shava Nerad shava23 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 23:48:22 PDT 2012


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:02 AM, Prashant Singh <pacificleo at gmail.com>wrote:

> is he being too simplistic ? was there more to the revolution than just
> Food Price ? Would like to know your thoughts . you can see the whole debat
> online at http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/07/17/transcript-schmidt-thiel/
>

Really, to give a simplistic response, three words:

Motive
Means
Opportunity

Food price is a motive.
The internet tools were a means.
The desperation produced was made into an opportunity by those who wanted
to wedge activism out of a passive public for a very long time.

As I said, simplistic.  But it's not too much of a stretch to think of a
revolution as a crime -- certainly the status quo looks at it that way.
 And it would be criminal to look at such things with any less complexity,
ad reductio, so to speak. ;)

But really, people who want to say, "Not this, only that" regarding
historic, human, social events have almost always checked their brains at
the door -- or worse, have assumed that the audience have checked theirs,
and so an agenda can be pushed.  Danger, either way.

yrs,

> --
>

Shava Nerad
shava23 at gmail.com
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