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By: WB http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18200 Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:53:12 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18200 Al Gore should ride in the cargo hold.

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By: genevieve http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18199 Sun, 30 Oct 2005 04:20:08 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18199 Good luck with the spam bots.
Regarding the plebs and the pats, it was very moving to see Frederik of Denmark driving his baby home from the hospital the other week. Admittedly with a police guard – but when have you ever seen a Windsor behind a wheel? (Sorry, but we Australians love these bits of anti-Brit trivia.) It is quite mindboggling to think of party leaders walking around without security at our end of the world, especially post-Bali (bombings).

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By: Ryan Clark http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18198 Fri, 28 Oct 2005 03:22:30 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18198 In a way, Al Gore *did* have a hand in “inventing the internet.” When he talked about inventing the internet, he was referring to the role he played in funding early technological developments that fostered its growth.

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By: jknight http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18197 Fri, 28 Oct 2005 02:15:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18197 Indeed, it is interesting to think of how power affects people. When ever I get on a plane I always wonder what kind of people I’m going to be seated with, but of course since I fly budget I’ve not much to tell.

In the off chance that I were to be seated with a man like Al Gore, I wouldn’t be nearly as impressed as I would having been seated next to a man like Lessig. Or Kozinski. It is not that I don’t respect political power, it is that it doesn’t woo me the way risk-taking minds make me swoon.

The most difficult part would be trying to keep my mouth shut enough to perchance get to listen a bit, and not become a member of the elite travellers who inspire one to break out the book, the clearing of the throat, or in the worst case scenario: the headphones!

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By: Seth Finkelstein http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18196 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 21:25:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18196 Sigh … that Declan McCullagh hatchet-job will never die.

http://sethf.com/gore/

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By: Alan http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18195 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 20:50:50 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18195 Yes it is depressing to think about what life with Gore as President would have been like :-)

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By: Sean http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18194 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 20:47:50 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18194 3bm
Thanks for proving my point: andere Laender, andere Sitten. Apparently my “plebes” comment hit the Scandinavian sarcasm filter.

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By: ACS http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18193 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 20:32:26 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18193 I think a Gore/Lessig team would be an excellent intellectual powerhouse

Jay, you are of course correct. What a wonderful combination between the man who defines the internet and the man that created it.

Alex

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By: anonymous http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18192 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 20:29:58 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18192 jay: apparently not, as that part of the plane was sealed off

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By: Jay Parkinson http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18191 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 17:06:14 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18191 Were you able to talk with him? I think a Gore/Lessig team would be an excellent intellectual powerhouse that may be able to impact our system a little more effectively than each man working on his own.

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By: Gavin http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18190 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:40:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18190 I have it on good authority from one of my bosses that Prince Charles flies British Airways (perhaps not surprising). He shared a First Class compartment with HRH on a 747 from New York.

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By: three blind mice http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18189 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:17:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18189 The Nordic “politicians are the same as all of us” ethos and lack of personal security culminated in tragedy in 2003 when Anna Lindh, the brilliant foreign minister of Sweden, was fatally stabbed in a Stockholm department store. The prime minister of Sweden was likewise killed leaving a movie theater in 1986.

horrible tragedies Sean, but the murder of Olof Palme in the center of stockholm did not stop Anna Lindh from mixing with “the plebes.” she was murdered in NK department store – less than 1km from where Palme was gunned down – in the Flippa K boutique. the boutique is still there.

proudly, we three blind mice can say that in the weeks after Anna Lindh’s murder, we found ourselves standing shoulders to shoulder with former PM Carl Bildt on a city bus, standing in line behind Benny Anderson of ABBA to buy groceries, and seeing many of the more obscure swedish riksdag members going about their business in beautiful stockholm. in sweden it is a matter of civic responsibility to mix with the “plebes.” this is as much of a statement as rude behaviour you describe above and this is why we are proud to call sweden home!

Al Gore flying business class – well how else is he supposed to get around? airplanes are probably the safest public places there are. it seems absolutely appropriate.

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By: Sean http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18188 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 15:40:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18188 The Nordic “politicians are the same as all of us” ethos and lack of personal security culminated in tragedy in 2003 when Anna Lindh, the brilliant foreign minister of Sweden, was fatally stabbed in a Stockholm department store. The prime minister of Sweden was likewise killed leaving a movie theater in 1986.

Perhaps we simply don’t think such proximity to our leaders is worth the risk. There are always crazies who will take the opportunity to make ‘statements,’ which, even if non-fatal (Gerhard Schroeder being slapped by a member of his party; ‘Da Mayor’ Willie Brown being pied), detract from the real issues of the day as well as the gravitas of what we should expect from our leaders & institutions.

Airplanes are perhaps the best exception: only the hyper-rich and powerful get their own jet. Politicians are relatively safe, for on commercial flights, we the people don’t know in advance that a VIP will be on board and (most) weapons won’t make it through security.

I agree with Paul G’s sentiment however: once you do mix with the plebes, don’t hold yourself up as something special. Who Al Gore is anymore anyhow?

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By: wolli http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18187 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:57:38 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18187 Well, I was flying from Tallinn, Estonia, to London, UK, yesterday, sitting right next to the prime minister of Estonia. He’s just another guy, you know.

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By: Paul Guinnessy http://www.lessig.org/2005/10/on-the-monarchy-weve-become/#comment-18186 Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:17:01 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/10/on_the_monarchy_weve_become.html#comment-18186 But as you pointed out, he wasn’t treated like a civilian, he was treated like royality because they did seal part of the cabin for him. This reminds me of some skinflints I knew who would always buy a cheap economy ticket and expect to be automatically upgraded on the airline. If he’s flying business class then he should be treated the same as everyone else in business class.

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