War. What’s it good for? Right, absolutely nothing.
I went to war today with (a story about) our minister of Defense.
Not a real war of course, but a war of words.
Why? Because of some unconfirmed intel saying that a girl got fired after criticizing our minister of Defense and his crew. Her story is here.
That was wrong.
First of all, I don’t know what has been said in that phone call which – again – presumably got her fired.
Whether I dislike the Minister or not, or whether he or his staff supposedly abused their power is beside the point. I simply used the story as a way to make a point about the abuse of power. Which was just one way to approach the story.
There are, of course, many more.
What my story could have been about was what was written on that blog, where did it come from and how did it matter to who what of it was true and what wasn’t.
What it could have been about was what people can do in such situations, both bloggers and people who are blogged about.
But it wasn’t.
In a way, I wonder if what I did was actually what I blamed him and his team for.
I get the feeling it was.
Bombing instead of building. Never a good idea.