He says: "I'm increasingly getting the sense that my globalized generation isn't big on medieval autocracy." (with video below)
I couldn't agree more. In fact I draw similar inspiration from a recent campaign here in Canada to stop price gouging by internet service providers. Last week the Canadian Radio-televison Telecomunications Commission agreed to allow providers to charge internet users based on how much they used the net. Several hundred thousand Canadians reacted online through petitions, facebook, and twitter in just a few days. The government has since agreed to review the agreement and try to stop the metred internet.
Although this pales in comparission to the events in Tunisia and Egypt (not to mention the fact that most parts of Canada are about as perfect a place to live that's ever existed), to me it represents a similar sentiment. People are saying no to the neo-feudal relationships of modern society (or what David Harvey calls "accumulation by disposession").
Yikes, what does that mean? It means that more people are coming out against the way that society's wealth is being sucked from bottom and 'redistributed' at the top. This push-back takes different forms; from Canadians preventing some large company squeezing an extra $20 from every family each month; to people in Egypt saying enough is enough, it's time for a government with its people's interests in mind.
There's a lot more to say on this topic, and the ideas can take some time to unpack, but for now the woman below expresses it nicely: