Sweet, sweet colossal negative space wedgie.
The value of our existence is ours to behold, or deny. In the grand scheme it doesn't matter one way or the other.
And not just because of the tendency toward solipsism. The desire to off-load all possibility of external judgement is both common to the human experience, and a source of Caligulas on those unhappy occasions when the anarcho-hedonist in question has access to power. I reply with a 'No'.
fellow napalm-flingers damn_registrars and fustakakrich might take interest in this Paul Rahe piece.
"Power and the Internet"
Sure you can, in an age where emotions are treated as facts, and the media backs you up.
Another illustrious FP: http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3417103&cid=42725539
The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. -- C.N. Parkinson