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Feb 01

The Internet: A Self-Organising Organism ?

Before I talk about the primary topic of this post, about how internet users appear to self-organise to achieve a mutual goal, I’d like to address some of the criticisms that some people are making about the way that internet users are coming to terms with the implications of the paedophile abuse scandal which will hit the MSM soon enough.

One criticism is that internet users should leave the entire reporting and investigation to the police, honourable politicians, and professional journalists.

Let me remind those that hold this view that 30 years ago when the Elm Guest House scandal first broke, the police were no less scrupulous, the MPs were no less honourable, and the journalists were no less professional than today and still it all got covered up.

Let me remind those that hold this view that 20 years ago when the North Wales child abuse scandal was the subject of the Waterhouse Enquiry, that the police were no less scrupulous, the MPs were no less honourable, and the journalists were no less professional than today and still it all got covered up.

And let me remind you that 10 years ago when Operation Ore was investigating VIP child pornography consumers that the police were no less scrupulous, the MPs were no less honourable, and the journalists were no less professional than today and still it all got covered up.

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