Tom Acre wrote:Higgenbotham wrote:Tom Acre wrote:... doesn't GenDyn speak to group trends rather than individuals...
Yes, John is pointing out ... characterization of the Gen X archetype ...
I'm questioning the value of analyzing individual intent from the GenDyn perspective. It seems a bit like finding yourself in the path of a tornado and pondering which direction a sparrow caught in it would like to fly.
The problem with Assange is common in day to day and historical experience.
There are 3 cases I could point to:
I. A problem employee has been brought to a Plant Manager's attention.
2. Patrick Henry has been brought to King George's attention.
3. Assange is being brought to various people's attention.
In all 3 cases, a person who is affected would ask 2 questions:
1. What does this guy want?
2. Is he representative of a group?
Let's just take the example of the more day to day problem employee. If the problem employee has destructive intent only and does not represent the intent of a group of people, then he simply needs to be gotten rid of.
If the problem employee has a certain positive value that is not being met and that employee's concerns are representative of other employees, then a much different response is required.
In the case of Assange, I am also asking those 2 questions. If Assange wants to destroy corporations and governments for no good reason as his primary objective, then it seems likely to me that others will stay away from him, he will find no support and his site will be shut down. On the other hand, if Assange is communicating (exemplifying) higher values such as liberty, honor and integrity and that is resonating with groups of Nomads, going after Assange is meaningless. Trying to shut his site down won't work as we are seeing because groups of Nomads are putting up mirror sites around the world.
This circles back to what ridgel said: "If Assange is killed he will be remembered as a martyr to a military industrial complex that wasted the wealth of a once-great nation. If he lives his actions will be remembered as a triumph of truth and the human spirit over the faceless "team-player" bureaucracy..."