Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Once Upon a Time Rebels

Remember this Sprint commercial where a powerful executive talks about "sticking it to The Man?"

I often think of it while reading news stories. Many who consider themselves as rebels fail to realize that they have become the establishment, a.k.a. The Man.

Which is one reason why Trump, Brexit, and the yellow jackets freak them out.

During the Dan Rather debacle on George W. Bush's National Guard service, a network executive derided the blogger/critics as people sitting at home in their pajamas; amateurs who were grossly inferior to the CBS fact-checkers. 

He did everything but take snuff and pull a handkerchief out of his sleeve. As it turned out, the pajama-wearers were right.

The information revolution was taking place and he had become The Man.

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