by Bodwyn Wook
State credentiallists, animated by a sort of bleak, inarticulable and dreadful, looming, realisation, now are working (sic) in an emotional frenzy undergirded by stark horror at their own already-established supersession, to ‘fill’ cyberspace with plans for ‘control’, regulation’, ‘making the internet safe’ and the rest of their drip. They are like the flood ravaged post-modern Lutherans of Fargo, ND, in obedience to some antique biblical command to subdue the Earth, trying like Herringay Child Protection Services, to sandbag a town against a mighty river — but, to paraphrase Kirth Gerson to Umbria Division Mandator Ben Zaum, of the IPCC *, ‘There will always be a Beyond’. On this electronic scale that same infinite Beyond is closer than ever, and more men than ever, and ‘their’ women, can — will — get away.
* ‘IPCC’ — Interworld Police Co-ordinating Company, a limited liability company of the 15th century of the galactic era (35th century, OS) and not the state-controlled police ‘self-investigative’ body of a failed post-modern state in Old Earth. The future existence of the former was first drawn to the attention of thoughtful, perceptive and other superior late-modern personalities at the end of the Old Earth 20th century, by future-sociologist and -historian, Mr Jack Vance.
[Bodwyn Wook all rights reserved 9 April 2009]