Bruce Sterling on everything

Bruce Sterling schreibt im Medium-Blog Geek Empire über Assange, Snowden, Manning, die NSA, PRISM, Wikileaks und alles, was dazugehört, und er teilt darin aus: Gegen die Institutionen, gegen Politiker, gegen alle Spione, gegen Aktivisten, Whistleblower und gegen uns. Der Artikel ist ein Monster und fantastisch und ich kann wahllos irgendeinen Absatz daraus hier reinkleben. Es steckt wahrscheinlich ziemlich viel Wahrheit in diesem Posting, aber das wichtigste ist: Er ist witzig – auf diese böse, düstere Art unheimlich witzig.

People, you couldn’t trust any of these three guys to go down to the corner grocery for a pack of cigarettes. Stallman would bring you tiny peat-pots of baby tobacco plants, then tell you to grow your own. Assange would buy the cigarettes, but smoke them all himself while coding up something unworkable. And Ed would set fire to himself, to prove to an innocent mankind that tobacco is a monstrous and cancerous evil that must be exposed at all costs.

And yet the three of them together, they look just amazing. They are fantastic figures, like the promise of otherworldly aid from a superhero comic. They are visibly stronger than they’ve ever been before. They have the initiative in a world afflicted with comprehensive helplessness.

And there’s more coming. Lots, lots more.

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