Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Key sentence:

"Imagine that!" Bailey says. "Without the Internet, I don't know if I could have gotten this involved."

I remember early on in internet politics that the overwhelming feeling of people was that they wanted to do... something... but had no idea what to do. I know I tried contacting my local Dem party only to realize they mostly seemed to exist to fundraise for an annual scholarship for some college bound local student. Since then the activist internet base has found ways to get involved, both online and the real world. New kinds of activism have been created, and people have found ways to get involved in traditional kinds. But I definitely remember a time when there was an overwhelming sense of impotence, a desire to do something but no idea what that something was.

Anyway, we've come a long way. It's good.