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Internet for Liberty

Updated on January 20, 2014

Internet saves the day.....

.... but there was a time, in my not too distant past, that I got all hot and bothered politically. Laid awake at night pissed at how Fox News has treated Ron Paul, again, and again. Sent out glorious amounts of emails and forwarded twice that amount either for my party, or slamming the other party, or rather, the other two parties. Telling people that the Asses and Pachyderms have been fighting each other for so long that they smell the same, and that they are the reason this republic is in the shape it's in now. Saying that Democracy is a step toward Socialism and/or Dictatorship and that is around the corner from Communism. Combing through YouTube for the recent 'vid' to further and prove my explanation of how 'It' should be done, or how it would have been done better by our forefathers. Writing hub pages, or blog pages with comments voicing my disgust or praising a particular view of my choice. Judging those, in my family or not, for their political eviction, I mean, conviction, and treating them accordingly. Only following people on my Twitter that have the same beliefs, and un-following those that don't measure up. Posting articles, that I deem pertinent, on my facebook ten times a day, and even starting another facebook just to get the 'word' out to more people so I can spread my agenda. Joining the Tea Party more than once under different names, thinking it will help some. Yep, I confess, I did it all and more, all in the name of the country I was born and love. Or rather, the America of old.

"Social Media is making the World libertarian, no matter what the 'dick-tator' says!" -JR Hager

then I read this:

If anyone needs a perfect example of the speed with which the Twitter and internet phenomenon is growing, and the bizarre ways in which the simplicity of the service allows spin-offs to develop.

and this:

“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

Our VP Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”

Biden later denied he used that term in an interview with CBS.

(what King George III had no doubt called the Tea Party during his revolution)

then this:

Two bills introduced giving the President the power to deem a private network part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and shut it down for cybersecurity reasons also gives the Commerce Secretary the power to access network data outside of oversight.

In short, the President could shut down much of the Internet if he thought necessary. The Secretary of Commerce would also be given "access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access" in the event of a cybersecurity emergency.

And then this:

President Hosni Mubarak turns off the Internet. (too late)

About a half-hour past midnight on Friday in Egypt, the internet went dead.

Almost simultaneously, the handful of companies that pipe the internet into and out of Egypt went dark as protesters were gearing up for a fresh round of demonstrations calling for the end of president Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule, experts said.

Egypt has apparently done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major internet economy: It unplugged itself entirely from the internet to try and silence dissent.

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." - Mark Twain.


When I read these, and more, and more to come ....

.....I knew I didn't have to fret that much, or not at all, any longer. The weight has been lifted. I can finally 'chill' my political endeavor. I can now sit back and watch more, instead of delving into it all with all my heart and sole. There are no more nights I'll lose sleep because of Fox's treatment of Ron Paul, or any other candidates that are up-front, honest, have all the logical answers but don't have the money or the media backing, or young and has nice hair, or held enough babies during or after their speeches for election.

The internet with Twitter, Facebook, etc., and loads and loads of websites and forums, new ones popping up daily, will always, and from now on, keep the political machine in check. Their jargon, lies and double-talk will float no more. We the people are back in the drivers seat, and we have the Internet, in all it's glory, to keep tabs on our elected officials. With the Internet we are still in a Republic and not sliding down the slippery, stagnant, slope called Democracy, to our destruction. We have the internet to catch the real news that isn't fit to print, instead of the TV and news paper circus of propaganda and sales. The Internet is covering the world with it's Libertarian ideals, and their isn't a sole, in any office in the world, that can do a thing about it......well, save turning it off. And that, fellow comrade and countrymen, will be like instantly turning on the revolution, just as it did for President Hosni Mubarakr of Egypt, and will do the same if any of our spineless, generic Presidents try it. Ya see, people love their liberty and freedoms. They especially love them, and covet them, when they don't have them. And when they don't have liberty and freedom, but hear about them off the Internet; uh-oh, it's revolution time. The people will be denied no longer.

The Internet is keeping the light on for our freedom. Now our forefathers don't have to roll over in their grave any more. And I don't have to worry who gets into the oval office. What a sense of freedom I found! Truly letting it be. Not really caring who wins the election, or any election. I may not even vote anymore. All the sides can debate all they want. Fox news and all their RINOS can push their political puppy to the max, for all I care. Endorsing who has the most money, a male, not too old and the best looks, while making fun of of anybody else, even if they, the butt of their jokes, has the best answers and most equipped to handle the country's problems. I say, "knock yourself out." Liberals can push their socialistic agenda all they want. Libertarians and the like can OD if they want, rant and rave with as many tea-parties and straw polls as they like. I'll just sit here and grin at the abundance of rhetoric and hoopla for change. Because I know that we already got the 'change' we needed.... and, dear reader, you are using this Internet liberty right now as we 'speak.'

You seriously don't believe I could have written these things I have in a socialistic, communistic or a dictatorship, do you?

Thank you Internet for watching our backs. Thank you Internet for Liberty.

......and, we don't have to drop another bomb on another sole, just drop boxes of free Blackberry phones on them! The country will have it's liberty in a month or two. It'll cost less lives and less money on the tax payer. Maybe a few million, tops, for the phone bill, and that's it.

"I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator," Bush joked.

EGYPT BLOCKS YOUTUBE ACCESS FOR A MONTH: There may be no cute cat videos in Egypt for the next month after a court in Cairo ruled Saturday to block YouTube for 30 days. The ruling is in connection with a 14-minute trailer for Innocence of Muslims , an anti-Islam film, found on the site that caused sometimes-deadly rioting throughout the Middle East this summer. Although YouTube restricted access to the video in certain countries, it did not remove the trailer entirely. But don’t worry, Egypt, there’s still hope: the ruling can be appealed, and based on previous cases similar to this, it may not be enforced anyway. Long live adorable cat videos!

.....! There's no need to drop bombs anymore, drop a couple a hundred thousand Blackberry phones, with free connections for a year, on the un-free land. Guarantee they will 'up-rise' within hours, and be free within a year, tops !


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    • Writer Fox profile image

      Writer Fox 6 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      WOW - what an amazing commentary! Keep writing this stuff.

    • johnwindbell profile image

      johnwindbell 6 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Oh, you and I will see some more real eye-openers in the coming days. The second revolution is upon us, with the Internet at the helm.

    • Paradise7 profile image

      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Interesting. Not sure I agree with everything but that info about Egypt was a real eye-opener.