posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 11:42 PM
Maybe people should just stop posting vieled threats using the internet? This is literally an internet only problem.
See because, if you were hanging out at a coffee shop and simply said this out loud to your good friend while thinking aloud about a semi-auto rifle,
nothing would happen. There would not be 100 million people to view and share your thought, there would not be an easy digital footprint for
authorities and hackers to trace your identity and visit your home address provided by your ISP. Or surveillance cameras and facial recognition to ID
you if posted from a coffee shop.
The internet has seriously infantalizied all of you. It is not a thought crime because it was not stuck in your head. A thought stays in your head.
Once you post it to the world (the internet), it is no longer a thought, it becomes a statement. Thoughts do not leave your head. Posting on the
internet is the exact same as if you were saying it out loud in public.
If I am at the post office and only think the thought of a random violent attack, nobody could investigate or prosecute me, as the thought never left
my head. But if I were at the post office and then clearly and loudly stated the same thought out loud, it is no longer a thought. In fact, it would
very clearly be perceived as a threat, and I would perceive it exactly as that if I were present to witness just such a statement by someone near
The internet is not your mind, it is a virtual public place. It is basically hanging at the mall with masks on. Like a masquerade ball. When you post
something, even if you claim it is your thoughts, you are essentially saying it out loud. Thoughts are in your head, not out loud. Therefore one
cannot hide behind the cry of thought crime when one is investigated for speaking out loud in public (posting on the internet) .
If one cannot accept this, than said individuals are just immature and emotionally sensitive children who thinks the internet is their own personal
world to behave and speak as they please without consequence. Statements and proclamations are not thoughts. If someone else can interpret them
clearly as illustrated, they cease being thoughts.
Thoughts are in your head, keep them there.