The revolution will not be televised, version 3.0

Tom Friedman sees a serious possibility of a third party presidential candidate in 2012, and there are some big (if secret names) working on that third party thing right now — you peons will be informed of which third party you might join at the appropriate time:

I know of at least two serious groups, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, developing “third parties” to challenge our stagnating two-party duopoly that has been presiding over our nation’s steady incremental decline.

How very odd. Friedman never once mentions the Tea Party movement (whatever you think of it, it bears mention as a major catalyst of the phenomenon Friedman says he is observing). Furthermore, what’s with these “serious groups”? The “revolution” Friedman discusses is going to be some top-down affair, is that it?

Sorry, Mr. Friedman, top-down is not the program. Even Gil Scott-Heron knew that the revolution was not a B2C enterprise (and that was before there was an internet). If there’s any kind of revolution in the offing today, it’s P2P or viral or the spider-web — a better term still needs to be invented for the phenomenon we’re observing today.

Guys like Friedman seem so old they’re not even Windows 3.0 — they’re running DOS and connecting to some listserv via Prodigy and their fancy 1440 kbps modem. Gil Scott-Heron should be updated for today; Tom Friedman is not the fellow for the job.

2 Responses to “The revolution will not be televised, version 3.0”

  1. MarkD Says:

    These serious groups, are they Soros-funded serious, or Steve Colbert serious? Is Perot running again – or not? Is Perot even alive?

    Seriously, Friedman means “really going to run, but not going to amount to more than the coffee party” when he writes serious. Soros for president. That’s what it’s going to take to make Obama look good.

  2. Arrowhead Says:

    Dinocrat, you are so nailing it these days its not even funny.

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