The Colbert I'd really like to see
Of course Stephen Colbert's in-your-face satire, standing four feet from Bush, was both brilliant and ballsy. Mark Twain would have given him a standing ovation.
But I think it could have been ... more. If I could perform as well as Colbert, here's some additions to the script I would have made:
I'd like to excoriate, and eviscerate, those treasonous "citizens" who say that Bush is a war criminal. Can you imagine? Those "critics" say that "invasion" is the surpreme international crime, and they make not-so-subtle comparisons between our lovable president [salutes] and Adolf Hitler. Can you imagine? They say: "Germans hanged at Nuremburg for invading other nations" ... which means that these traitors are implicitly threatening our commander-in-chief! Itself a crime! I think we need to stop tolerating this hate speech, and send a special forces squadron after these people, now, before they go too far.
South America & Web 2.0
Morales, the first indigenous president in modern South America, is taking Bolivia back from the foreign interests that have stolen it.
In Venezuela, nearly 100,000 new, small, local co-operative busisnesses have been created since Chavez took office, in a people-and-nature oriented policy known as endogenous development.
Argentina has just become the first country to free itself from the destructive pro-US policies of the hideous IMF.
There are similar movements in Peru, Uraguay, Ecuador, Brazil ...
Hopefully Columbia, suffering the most from US brutality, will soon free itself.
South America is, for the first time, leading the world in a democratic, populist rebellion against the destructive profit-centric forces of international development.
I don't see any revoluntionary Web 2.0 webapps that are specifically involved in this revolution. Isn't that a little strange? Shouldn't they be, I dunno, a bit more mutually supportive? The goals, after all, are pretty similar: Save the planet.