Fine, any money is good. But this doesn't "give capitalism a heart" or "human face" as some people seem to suggest. Often these types of donations are done to avoid taxes or act as leverage when investing in other regional markets
We are talking about capitalists here, self interest is king.
My facebook says im male and im interested in males. I also have all sorts of comments about homosexuality. But im not gay. How does facebook deal with this type of profile? how am i targeted?
I think what i was getting at is something much more subversive then posting a quasi "creative" 1 minute video on youtube and calling it art, or going on american idle and doing what every other act does hoping that they wind up the flavour of the season. The idea that you need to become some sort of mass global success to be considered creative is ludicrous. i think we need to begin to being more creative in the way we try and overcome/ subvert these RIAA type organizations. We need to stop using copyrights for creative works of art. The idea here is that our potential is undermined by the widely held belief that we should buy and sell these "creations" because thats what they are for, (and i think in many cases a. lot of "creative" works are only made to be sold.) There is a reason Michelangelo and Beethoven did not feel the need to "copyright" their work. What i find the most interesting is that so many people seem to be very aware of these problems, yet we decide to own or pirate mass collections of movies and music that someone else created. and then start anti copyright "movements", probably some deep seated psychological fetishization problem. so, why not just create without copyrights?
The best response to these types of organization is not through government or peaceful resolution. Even by stealing the media these organizations represent you are part of the problem which limits human potential. We can all stop buying (or even stealing) music that these organizations control. If you enjoy music and film, learn to create something of your own and share it. Subvert the organizations, not their websites/servers. Go to free, live performances, learn an instrument, write a screenplay or lyrics, share your creations in public or over the internet.
when you say uneducated crazies do you mean the people trying to "...tag everyone with an ID number..." or the people who think "...everyone having the 'mark of the beast' will go to hell."?
I think Gandhi would have been more interested in why passports exist in the first place. and how we can avoid them all together.
and that is why they ban laptops, they are boring and uninspiring.
Stalinism? try 21century "democracy". i recently reread 1984 and was able to draw many connections to what we see going on in america lately. i agree though that this is not the best choice for scifi/fantasy.