Tuesday, February 09, 2010
When Progressives Attack Facebook
Uh oh. Hold the onion rings. It looks as if the backlash against Facebook has begun.
Making an onion ring more "popular" than Stephen Harper implies that a) you have too much time on your hands, and or b) you can make people do almost anything on Facebook regardless of how trite, meaningless and time-wasting it is. Onion ring popularity is the activist's version of Farmville. Pardon me for believing that everything on Facebook is an onion ring contest and nothing is really serious.
Oh boy. That is serious. Especially since I LOVE onion rings. Mmmmmm.
Because although my view of Facebook is somewhat similar to this one.
I do have to say this: The Facebook Army has done MORE to mobilize progressive Canadians, and put a big dent in the side of the Harper dictatorship, than anything or anybody has done in more than FOUR years.
And nowhere is it written that you can't organize a popular revolt, encourage young people to join in the political process, and still have fun.
Especially in a country that's dying of apathy, tiredness, and BOREDOM.
And nowhere does it say that you can't use an onion ring to ridicule Stephen Harper, like the Cons used ridicule to DESTROY Stephane Dion.
Which is why I believe that all progressives, young and old, should respect each other, and concentrate on uniting our forces. Instead of fighting each other, and doing the same old, tired, boring thing over and over again, and getting NOWHERE.
And I'd rather concentrate on the next step in the struggle.
The not so secret democracy mission...or the 31 days of action.
Because ANYTHING that helps topple the tyrant is good enough for me. So don't be discouraged Facebook Army. You're doing great.
Just hoist the onion ring high eh? Because darn it I'm HUNGRY !!!!
And hey hey, ho ho, the struggle CONTINUES...