Here Comes the Jackboot

Many will recognize that as new changes emerge (I’m thinking of the web, the 60’s, art movements…) the initial freedom that is experienced eventually recedes as commercial forces normalize, co-opt, and outright buy and market to the masses. What it does is stifle innovation, freedom and creativity to fit it into a box that can be commodified. I think we’re seeing some evidence of that with the web. Governments working in the economic interest of the corporations (many of them self declared multinationals who shift labour forces and tax burdens at will to maximize profits) is counter productive.