01 08 11 - 09:46We, the pretentious species, like to think that We Are All One.
You can see this slogan -- or variants of it: one love, unity, peace, we are all equals -- written in both the propaganda of this regime and its products. Did the regime command those products get made? No: it was done by the citizens, to the citizens.
And we keep going, seeking more connectivity, more freedom and openness:
"Yes, but it hasn't changed my general attitude. You know these situations: you're talking to somebody, and everybody's on different platforms all the time, so nobody's really concentrating."
What he says next is probably not intended as his verdict on Twitter - a Kraftwerkian development, if ever there was one - but it may as well be. "Everybody is becoming like ... " - he pauses - "a Stasi agent, constantly observing himself or his friends." - The Guardian
But we can't be Stasi agents, we mean love. One Love. We Are All One.
What could scotch this however is if our intentions do not translate to reality.
Think of throwing a basketball: you intend it to go into the rim and make a basket. However, if you do not make your muscles move in such a way that the physics of the situation dictate the ball will end up in the basket, you will not succeed, no matter how hard you try.
In the same way, acting as if we are all in love and love is all and we are one, may not translate into the desired outcome.