Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I am beginning to think that, maybe, the Youtube phenomenon has the potential to morph into a kind of Orwellian nightmare, fueled by a sort of mob mentality akin to the Salem witch hunts. Watch what you say and do, big brother might be recording .mpeg video on a cellphone to post online for all the world to see.

Youtube certainly has value, as evidenced when George Allen reared his ugly, racist head with his "macaca" remarks. But I see the potential for a kind of repression in it, too. I think Michael Richards should be, and has been, condemned for his racist comments at a nightclub recently. But should he be tarred and feathered for them? Burned at the stake?

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