they are having a conference
on the power of the hashtag

meanwhile POTUS tweets
140 characters backed up
by many many many megatons
enough for every
man, woman
and child

or off-line


hashtag democracy can
save us

can exorcise any
political evil

it is the sign
of the true cross


we are only
a stone’s throw
from liberation

spread the
digital world (trolling
heretic, every
textual atheist
sceptic and


the conference on the
revolutionary role
of the hashtag in
democratic politics
was stalled for
a brief moment over
a difference
of opinion:
Plato throttling Habermas throttling
McLuhan throttling
Gil Scott-Heron