It is fascinating, if one compares the variety of struggles taking place around the contemporary world - and find that underlying these the template is the same.
In many ways, the current conflict between the "good" vs "evil" is a struggle between two paradigms, which is not just limited to the so-called "War on Terrorism" by the country which believe in, and stand by, the "Rule of Law".
Compare also, for instance:
- The conflict between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) vs. the P2P networks for downloading music
- The elitist World Economic Forum and the networked World Socil Forum
- The Coalition with its centralised command-and-control sturucture vs. the "Al-Queda" which is actually a network
- The two models of software development (The Cathedral & and Baazar) seen in Windows vs Linux
- MNCs vs Industrial Clusters
- Monetary Systems based around a Central bank vs. Complementary Currencies (e.g. Ithaca Hours, Lets, Times Dollars, etc.)
- Centralised Datawarehouses vs. Distributed Intelligence
The two paradigms are the Centralised vs the Network - and interestingly one finds them confronting each other in a variety of domains simultaneously...