Watching the protests and mounting unrest in Egypt, it suddenly struck me, that indeed time has disappeared. Everything is happening simultaneously and there is really no way for any government or controlling agency in the world, to keep a lid on things. Yes, they can turn off the internet in a country, but they cannot keep people from comunicationg with each other and they cannot contain a wildfire from spreading across the border. Not surprisingly, Al Jazeera, the Quatar based satellite channel is playing a pivotal role in propelling insurgent emotions from one capital to the next. In fact, one could even say that the events of the past few weeks would not ahve been possible, without Al Jazeera.
This is not to take side of Al Jzeera, which certainly is not unbiased or impartial, but it seems to operate with less constraints than any other Arab outlet and it is a highly popular source of information. And this is what it does so well – provide information to the people, with a surprisingly broad coverage of world topics, certainly broader than the US networks offer their customers.
This is to direct our attention to the fact that everything that is happening in this moment is affecting everything else. What Obama says in his state of the union, directly affects the unrest in Tunisia, a protester in Cairo affects the farmer in Idaho, my own blogging contributes to the way my readers make their decisions to go about their day. Can you see it ? Thanks to the new media, we can even observe this phenomenon real time, and acknowledge with awe, that indeed time – the ally of the one who wishes to separate, hide, conceal or control – has gone.
We are observing the New Earth rising.