John Perry Barlow on America

John Perry Barlow, Internet pioneer, has written a state of the nation from his perspective. It was prompted by last Thursday's vote:
"Despite a deluge of calls, letters, and e-mails, which Capital Hill staffers admitted ran overwhelmingly against the ludicrously-named Resolution Authorizing the President to Use Force, if Necessary, to End the Threat to World Peace from Saddam Hussein's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Congress extended to George II the authority to make unlimited and preemptive war against another nation that has neither attacked us nor shown the ability or inclination to do so."
In this letter he criticizes the Internet for the all-talk, no real-world action role it plays. And I agree with JPB, "As much as I loathe organizations, we need to organize." [via boingboing]