Healthy Suspicion & Permanent Revolution
Nowadays, “young turks” of the internet era tend to speak in superlatives. They view themselves as a group of rebels taking on a corrupted empire. It’s their manifest destiny to forcibly remove a crumbling regime from a foundation upon which a new world order can be rebuilt with hopes and prosperities. Some praise them as leaders of the future generation, others discount them as charlatans with windy rhetorics in a great game chasing a greater fool.
The rebels-against-empire is not a bad analogy to describe the class struggle in this era of Great Stagflation. However, the Death Star was destroyed by a combination of cyberwar intelligence, brilliant tactical maneuvers, zealous support from native guerrilla fighters, religious mobilization by spiritual leaders, and blind luck.
Revolutions need propagandas, and propagandas are not designed to inquire what is right or wrong, but to inspire faith in what could be right or wrong. The history of human civilization has tragically shown that wars of absolute rights versus absolute wrongs almost always include body counts, and there are more than one version of revolutionary ideals, to the mass as equally true, to philosophers as equally false, and to strategists and politicians, as equally useful.
As a liberal capitalist who embraces anarchy, I don’t mind financing some, if not all forms of permanent revolution to structure a natural hedge against the self-destruction of humanity. Evolution needs diversity to introduce the element of surprise.
A victory of revolutionary battles shall be won by a great many united individuals with the talent to succeed and the will to compete, not by Internet celebrities, not by technology charlatans, least of all, by a synthetic unicorn that breathes hot air. A little revolution now and then is a healthy thing. A healthy suspicion towards revolutionaries is even healthier.
Actions speak louder than tweets. Just do it.