In celebration of the Worker's Day, I took on Lawrence Lessig right on his blog! I'll bet that will cause a certain fury from all his fanbois. I look forward to reading more of his books. I've read his articles on the Internet and read the chapters while hanging around in bookstores. Hilarious how slashdotters give him Republican cred because he clerked for Scalia or Posner, as if that somehow "washed off" on him, and as if that innoculates him from ever being leftist or called leftist. Actually, if you want to read a good analysis of why Lessig is allegedly not Marxist, an unwittingly self-exposing essay by the socialist Dan "Zheleznyakov" Hunter is a good place to start. Dan is the one who said, like the guard Zheleznyakov at the gates of the Russian parliament, that he was "tired," and banned me from Terra Nova.
The scary thing about Lessig is that he is around the Obama campaign, inciting extremism, flogging the left techlib agenda, and that means this thinking is uncritically insinuated into the Obama campaign, and that helps Obama lose, and that's a bad thing, because then the Dems are split worse, they fail, and we have four more years of all this awfulness. So, thanks, Dave Winer and Lawrence Lessig for getting on the Obama wagon trail and helping him lose! I wish you folks would learn to restrain all your sectarian impulses.
Lessig and Beth Noveck are said to be advising the Obama campaign on new media/social media strategy. Uh-oh. I find this uber awful in so many ways but I'll be studying it carefully, first to see what it really means to be "advising". Sometimes people "endorse" a campaign and then called "advisors" but do nothing really and nobody listens to them. We can't know the tubes that lead to a failed Lessigian Creative Commons/Second Life "protect your intellectual property with Copybot" scheme and...the American economy ROFL.
Yes, I continue to marvel at the sheer bizaarness of the echo-chamber of the Valley, the little men behind so many new media curtains lol.
Funny how their cadres circle the wagons with them, too, all chiming in that I'm weird and even something called a "firthlister" -- and I have no idea what that is, but it sounds like being a Moonie.
One of the funnier aspects of this whole scene is that while I was booted from this show for calling Lessig's thought "Marxist" by Gillmor, who says his father was a community, I continued to chat with some of the haters on the website at the tech TV site, and then @stevegillmor himself came back with his lovely wife and their lovely girlfriends to argue with me some more. Gillmor kept saying bye, and kept coming back to argue. I didn't know what to make of it.