posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 11:41 AM
originally posted by: Biigs
actually: quite pertinent to this subject....
Why is internet anonymity so guarded and held in such high regard.
The freedom to free speech is for PEOPLE who stand up and say their bit.
Because in no other time in history have people had so much freedom to connect with others around the planet against the wishes of their masters,
oppressors, and censors.
Because in no other time in history have large institutions had to compete with the voices of those who they could normally strike down by force.
Living in a comparatively wealthy and free nation it's easy to forget these things, and constantly listening to the media implies that there are
significant groups of people linking up like the evil Avengers to kidnap children, murder, and have the Simpsons cancelled ... but the reality is that
in most western nations crime is falling, the evil Avengers aren't winning, and no one cares if people like the Simpsons.
It may end up being a relatively short period of history all up. A few decades of air before plunging back into the depths with your destiny
overwhelmingly constrained by which geographic location you were born in, by the understanding or lack thereof of your close peers, and by the ever
watchful eye of Sauron ... but I don't believe it's been terrible at all
Mind you, the overall premise is flawed to some extent. You're never really anonymous online, but if you have thirty minutes left before TPTB break
down your door it's much more effective than posting a letter.