The use of Reason and reasonable argumentation, the reclaiming of the idea of Progress and the struggle against dogma. In this post-modern world, reinventing Enlightenment is of the utmost importance.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Big Blogger is watching you!

So it is all over. After months of campaigning and dozens of posts, the Portuguese Presidential election has reached its climax. A certain mister Silva has won it and there is a feeling of emptiness on the blogosphere .

As numerous political blogs joined in an opposition to the winning candidate are left pondering: Could we have done more?

The simple answer is, no. We wrote good posts and we forwarded our web links far. We mobilised quality people with original ideas and courage. We roamed the Internet for support and found it. In the process we made friends and acquaintances. Most bloggers were left feeling the whole experience was worth it.

Yet, it was not enough. Mr. Silva struggled but won, with the blatant support of the regular media. The Blogomedia watched in silence as the TV channels announced the results of the election.

No, we bloggers have nothing to be ashamed of, we fought and we fought well, and we will live to fight another day.

Now we will re-group. The power of the blogosphere grows everyday. Today only 53% of the Portuguese population has access to the Internet. In Five years all but a few will understand the relevance of blogomedia

Very Soon there will be more readers of blogs than newspapers. People will see that the conventional media is in the hands of the powerful. They will then turn to us for information that is at least honest.
In five years time the presidential campaign will be fought on the Web not on television. This will be the times when the Bushes and Cavacos of the world will have to be alert because we will remind them of the things they would like to see erased from history.


Anonymous Student said...

In silence I watched Cavaco win by a scarce 50.6%. Could the left have done more? Could they be more united? I believe the left in Portugal is shattered, divided by mere ideological details. I strongly believed in a second round, and I strongly believed Manuel Alegre was the man for the job. Alas, Mário Soares has lost one last battle with no glory, not only to Cavaco, but within the Socialist Party as well. Cavaco is now "the president of all portuguese people" (whatever that means), and, now, we can only sit and wait. But, make no mistake, Mr. President, we will be watching you!

3:07 PM

Blogger daviduskas said...

And writing about the fucker too! Besides, he is not my president at all. He his just a nutter that once said that portugal was to become europe's california. Regards Student.

Great post bro, but i think you are missing a very important point.
Just treat yourself to the "next blog" button for, say, one hour, to see what I mean.

3:22 PM

Blogger A. Cabral said...

Estamos todos a escrever em ingles mas acho que somos todos portugueses. A quem sabe, os nao-lusos passeiam-se por estas bandas?

4:39 PM

Anonymous Estudante said...

Realmente. Que estranho. É só para tornar o blog acessível ao resto do mundo.

8:33 PM

Blogger Goncaluskas said...

Sim, a bela lingua que falamos dá-nos algo em comum mas são as ideias em comum que fazem um blogue crescer e essas são mais universais quando expressas numa lingua mais universal.

5:39 AM

Blogger daviduskas said...

A proposito dos nao lusos...fiquem sabendo que sim, que eles tambem ca vêm. Pouco, mas virão mais com o tempo. The english language is the tool of the Age.

6:23 AM


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