Tuesday, November 13, 2001

I have posted a blog entry about Blogging against Oppression.

Even with the great freedoms we enjoy, we feel oppressed. The Cluetrain thinkers feel the oppression of the corporation. Sometimes it is the oppression of monopoly, and sometimes it is the oppression of conformity. And often it is the oppression of not being treated with respect.

Expression of self alleviates, but does not eliminate the felt oppression. That is why many of us blog. We have strong feelings that we need to express. It gives us the freedom we feel is missing amidst the oppression.

How integral is the "Rage Against the Machine" emotion in Gonzo (and Cluetrain). Chris' message is one of reclaimed passion, but what are the side effects of passion that is driven primarily by anger?

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