Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Oct 2002, 12:17 p.m.

Two analogies. First, Leonard pointed me to a weblog whose author…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Two analogies.

First, Leonard pointed me to a weblog whose author (allegedly) lives in Baghdad and criticizes the regime. I find that implausible and fascinating. I don't want to link to it for fear that the regime will see that this dissident is getting lots of attention from abroad and therefore goes after him. This reminds me of refraining from linking to people's weblogs with their full names because parents and employers might see sensitive material.

Second, I really hope that the D.C.-area sniper is the guy that police have in custody. I've heard that he sympathized with Al-Qaida but did not actually join the organization; if so, the motivations behind his awful, evil actions remind me of soft money that buys third-party ads in local elections.

Cam implores us to vote: "Regime Change Begins at Home."