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October 13, 2004

'Free at last'


"The great firewall of China"

"School cell phone bans topple"

"Visitors will have camera phones seized"

Each of the headlines above casts a different light on the same rising force: the inevitable, oncoming end of man's tyranny over his fellows.

Information is the driving force, and it can no more be stopped than King Canute the Great could hold back the tide.

I am reminded of the powerful ending of Arthur C. Clarke's prophetic 1953 novel, "Childhood's End."

Only it's humanity's childhood that's ending now, the time of war and hatred and the power and need to hurt another.

Not much longer, to be sure.

Free at last.

Thank God almighty, free at last.

October 13, 2004 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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