Y’all probably noticed. I took a break from “my world” yesterday, because I’m not always in the mood to mutate into a sixty year old Ex-Greek-American-Republican-Democrat–Slaveowner and sometimes I get this impression that y’all (anywhoo) – are not too crazy about ‘my world’. But today I can promise you guys are going to love it – BECAUSE – can you believe it: One of my slaves had the nerve to come up with this lawsuit. Which is kind of ‘cool’ because I love to put down slaves – specifically if they claim that “the Huffington Post’s bloggers essentially have been turned into modern-day slaves on Arianna Huffington’s plantation.” Not only is this line of attack painfully original, mirroring as it does Tim Rutten’s comparison of HuffPost to a slave ship, it’s also, as was Rutten’s metaphor, deeply funny. As Mattington Welchpost, editor-in-chief of Reasonpost, put it: There is a key difference between “slavery” and “voluntarily slavery”. For example, in slavery, it was not uncommon to be deprived of your freedom, separated from your family, whipped by an overseer, and raped by your boss. In “voluntarily slavery” I don’t have to do that AT ALL anymore. AND furthermore I can use all these cool lawyer words on my slaves like: “without merit” and then mix it with cute jokes like : “I am hesitant to take any time away from aggregating adorable kitten videos to respond”. But the suit touches on so many important issues about the current state of the media, the kittens will have to wait.
(and wasn’t that funny? You know slaveowners nowadays have to be REALLY fuuunny!) – or as Hufftechdirt’ Mike Maspost, who sliced and diced claim by claim, writes: ARIANNA -(ME) can be compared to “the modern day village villains” –(like the Facebook dude) – who “want to pocket millions of dollars that they did not earn, that they have no legal claim on, taking away from the hard work of their slaves” and get celebrated for it!!
A… holery is soo uebercool!
And the famous “Bottom line: the vast majority of the slaves are thrilled to contribute — and we’re thrilled to have them. (and to make lots and lots of dough with them) – Indeed, we are inundated with requests from who want to use our platform. Helpful idiots are looking to join the party, not go home early. And the key point that the lawsuit completely ignores (or perhaps fails to understand) is how new media, new technologies, and the linked economy have changed the game, Millions of people shift their focus from passive observation to active participation. Writing blogs, sending tweets, updating Facebook pages, editing photos, uploading videos, and making ‘Free content’ – I (ME) can milk to the UTMOST degree – and I even found some other idiot who paid ME 300 Mill for it!
And I’ll give the last word to PosttechHuffdirt’s Mashuff: “This all could have been avoided had Jonathan Tasini ‘and all the other slaves not been such ‘voluntarily slaves’…
Well ONE has to ‘own’ them – Why not ME?
Okay?! back to those adorable kittens…