posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:23 PM
Revolutions take many forms, but they all have one thing in common: they herald change. The word itself is synonymous with turning, and applies most
aptly to what is underway right now on ATS.
For as long as mass communication has existed, it has been dominated by the privileged few who control it.
Even here on ATS, most of what we discuss comes from mass media sources. Even here, they tend to control the spotlight.
This can change.
The change won't be instantaneous, because it is evolutionary,
not just revolutionary.
But if the vision our own SkepticOverlord
has carefully nurtured takes hold, we the people will be able to turn everything around.
As the reach of our community grows and the simple but powerful ideals it represents find a larger and broader audience, the power of the established
media monopolies will diminish, and along with it the cultural, ideological, political and economic hegemony they command.
It may not seem obvious now, but the idea is assuredly quite revolutionary.
The future is unwritten, and nothing is certain, but knowing what I know about the power, potential and pitfalls of mass communication, this is a
revolution I can definitely support.
[edit on 11/6/2007 by Majic]