Davis didn’t respond with as strong an apology as we deserve, but she was forced to backtrack because The Internet got pissed. That’s encouraging.
Damned skippy, and I hope we never forget that power.
I’ve been constantly reminded lately of a statement from Batman Begins: “What chance does Gotham have when good people do nothing?” Substitute Gotham for another city, the country, the world. What chance do we have when the good people do nothing?
And that’s what’s been so great about the internet. A lot of good people have gotten together, done something, and made a difference. Monique Davis is forced to apologize. Expelled is exposed. And there’s so much more.
These posts we write, the comments we leave, the emails and the petitions and the donations, they’re making a difference.
Democracy only flourishes when its people participate. There were far too many years when the good people did nothing, and the religious bigots, the warmongers, the batshit insane powergrabbers, took over. We have a chance to reverse that. We can pull the country back left. We can bring reason and discourse back. We will make a difference.
One blog. One comment. One email. One petition. One donation at a time. We are The Internet: hear us roar.
Who the fuck needs the Mainstream Media when they’ve got us?