Let me first start out by saying that the Internet is a wondrous thing! It's a great research tool, a great shopping tool, and a great communication tool in general.
But...as I was perusing the daily news I had a gut wrenching epiphany. I thought to myself "What if the Internet existed in 1776"? My conclusion? We'd probably still be a British Colony...because NO amount of words ever toppled a government. NO Op-Ed column or blog ever defeated an invading army, and no email, Tweet, or Instant Message ever managed to stand in front of, or stop, a rolling tank...
So while it is wonderful to see the millions of posts on the Internet, the ever mounting opposition to tyranny, fascism, and overbearing government, NOTHING will ever take the place of people actually getting up off their asses and going down into the streets to protest...ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING...other than sitting at a keyboard.
While it may be true that "the pen is mightier than the sword", what is also true is that:
"ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS (or Internet posts)"