Old-Controlled Systems Are Giving Way To The Light of Freedom and Truth
Today, for almost no money, anyone can be a reporter, a community organizer, an ad-maker, a publisher, a money-raiser, or a leader.
If what they have to say is compelling, it will spread.
The cost of finding like-minded souls, banding together, and speaking to the powerful has dropped to almost zero.
Networked voices are reviving the civic conversation.
More people, everyday, are discovering this new power. After years of being treated like passive subjects of marketing and manipulation, they want to be heard.
Here's a recent example of this trend from Dave Ridley in Manchester NH:
Gun freedom keeps the peace at NH bar - so far
Brown supporter resurfaces, Canario protests grow - 1 of 2
Brown supporter resurfaces,Canario protests grow - 2 of 2
This trend was officially memorialized way back in April of 1999 when The Clue Train Manifesto was launched and hundreds - if not thousands - of individuals all over the world signed it. The Clue Train Manifesto wrote:
A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.
These markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can't be faked.
Most corporations, on the other hand, only know how to talk in the soothing, humorless monotone of the mission statement, marketing brochure, and your-call-is-important-to-us busy signal. Same old tone, same old lies. No wonder networked markets have no respect for companies unable or unwilling to speak as they do.
But learning to speak in a human voice is not some trick, nor will corporations convince us they are human with lip service about "listening to customers." They will only sound human when they empower real human beings to speak on their behalf.
While many such people already work for companies today, most companies ignore their ability to deliver genuine knowledge, opting instead to crank out sterile happytalk that insults the intelligence of markets literally too smart to buy it.
However, employees are getting hyperlinked even as markets are. Companies need to listen carefully to both. Mostly, they need to get out of the way so intranetworked employees can converse directly with internetworked markets.
Corporate firewalls have kept smart employees in and smart markets out. It's going to cause real pain to tear those walls down. But the result will be a new kind of conversation. And it will be the most exciting conversation business has ever engaged in.
We The People Are Witnessing The Extinction Of A Species
Like birds chirping happily before the dawn of a new sun, the people of the earth are waking up to the truth. We are communicating directly with each other in new ways that bypass the controllers who have been withholding the truth from us for centuries. Institutionalized forms of slavery are being exposed to the light of this "new day" that is dawning on mankind.
Special thanks to Dave Ridley for providing these examples of this "light of freedom and truth." Please visit The Ridley Report for more updates. And be sure to visit and support NHFree.com and The Free State Project.
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