This discussion brings these thoughts into my mind. I am glad that
everyone making the allegations of the "enemy" doesn't use
electricity, or computers with rare minerals dug up from the ground.
For that matter, we probably don't use automobiles and burn all that
fossil energy and do whatever burned dinosaurs do to the atmosphere.
Nor do we use paper or use other wood products that come from the
commercially managed forests of the United States or Canada or
Brazil. Nor any food items from anywhere else in the world, nor
anything transported on any highway over long distances. It's so
easy to blame the problems on others without seeing our own
shortcomings. We are all part of the problem. Cyperspace is not
without it's ecological, economic, and social shortcomings.
My point is that if we live in a glass house, we better be careful
about throwing rocks. We seem so blind to all the "sins" of being
human and living at the brink of the 21st century. I personally
believe that we are going to need to work together and not create
"enemies" and hysteria.
There certainly are problems and conflicts between points of view.
We each sit in different parts of the circle of life and
consequently, see the world quite differently. The way to resolve
these will come most successfully from listening with respect, than
from drawing our swords and creating armies.
I am reminded about Gandhi's statement, "Be the change you expect!"