There was a time when anarchists waxed enthusiastic about the power of video. The argument was that the video was the perfect anarchist mechanism to make our political points. Nothing says “the thing we are trying to say” better than 30 seconds of riot porn or heartfelt speechifying to the camera. But video is hard, expensive, and kind of a centralized say to say that thing.
Memes have risen as the ultimate decentralized thing saying “the thing”. How has that changed the context of saying what must be said? Do we miss the days of text, still hope for a new video effort, or are we satisfied that enough good is being said and done by the new mechanism of communication by meme?