This was not the protest of the bullhorn... of passing the word along...
Traditionally in revolutions the key is to take over the one-too-many vehicles of mass communication, radio and TV. But this time they were not taken over, they were ignored. They weren't needed because it was the masses that were communicating...
The age of reiteration is over. Now is the age of the direct thought going out to all ears vs the age old chain of mouth to ear to mouth to ear... That is the power of Twitter.
I hope every autocrat and dictator is hearing footsteps in the dark. And I hope our government is paying close attention -- people have voices and, no matter how disenfranchised, they have just learned a new way to make them heard.
-- U.S. Navy Commander (retired)
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