A bit of Government 2.0 from Muammar Gaddafi

File:Muammar al-Gaddafi at the AU summit.jpgThis Internet, which any demented person, any drunk can get drunk and write in, do you believe it? The Internet is like a vacuum cleaner, it can suck anything. Any useless person; any liar; any drunkard; anyone under the influence; anyone high on drugs; can talk on the Internet, and you read what he writes and you believe it. This is talk which is for free. Shall we become the victims of “Facebook” and “Kleenex” and “YouTube”! Shall we become victims to tools they created so that they can laugh at our moods? We decide our destiny, based on facts and our needs. Besides, this is not the era of blood, of smoke, of burning, of knives and axes; this is the era of the people, and supposedly the era of democracy. Everything is by election and referendum, ie, through the people’s direct authority, which is the people’s direct democracy, and not through rumours, and Facebook, and YouTube, and the Kleenex and the cables of American Ambassadors. This world wide web Internet is laughing at us and damaging our countries; it is tearing up our clothes; and killing our children for it.

HT this World Bank blog.

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Anthony
Anthony
10 years ago

One minute that crazy Chris Dillow post, thence the crazy Muammar Gaddaffi post. If this is all you’ve got to offer Nick, isn’t it time that Club Troppo just shut up shop and moved on? Or is this all “ironic”, and I’ve missed the point?

Mt Isa Miner
Mt Isa Miner
10 years ago

What is this thing called Kleenex? How come HIS internet gets Kleenex? I don’t get Kleenex! Without Nick’s post we would never have know what we were missing.

Whadda we want… Kleenex! When do we want it…

[now! – ed]

conrad
conrad
10 years ago

I preferred his analysis of the government of Switzerland.

murph the surf.
murph the surf.
10 years ago

“SPIEGEL: Where do you get your facts? Do you watch television? Do you read books?

Gadhafi: I get most of them from the Internet. I constantly sit at my computer. I read in Arabic, but now it is of course also possible to immediately get translations from English.’

From Conrad’s link.