posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 12:01 PM
An older thread, but still important.
I didn't read the whole thing, but it reminds me of that part of history not so long ago, when the masters of the old Southern plantations found out
that some of their slaves were being taught to READ.
Sure, the slaves were mostly just reading a bit of the Bible, but most slave owners recognized a threat in slaves that could read, and it was not
considered a small matter.
Today, the slaves have the internet. Massa is getting that bad old feeling again.
BUT, looking back, what ended up happening? The slaves did learn to read, and so there was a shift to making sure that what the slave was reading,
even after they had been "set free", that the reading material would still cultivate a slave's mentality.
And so it has been with the internet, by and large. It has been subverted for the most part. Massa may indeed plan on taking our books away
eventually, but before then, he may try handing out "Good Slave" books.
I'm not sure the metaphor is good for most out there, but I think the internet is playing a huge role in our further enslavement.
Look at FaceBook. People have willingly, almost unconsciously, turned their back on privacy, and it happened so fast, old-timers like me just saw a
MSN...Too many are going to one place for their news now. At least in the old days, there might be some differences in newspapers, even if they were
usually small differences.
Getting closer to home, how about ATS? Plenty of people wonder about how a conspiracy site can be used/abused. Plenty more are constantly suspicious
of "Israeli infiltrators", government shills, etc.
SO, anyway, maybe the curtain will come down, but I'm guessing that if/when it does, such a thing may portend something rather severe ahead. At that
point, I think Massa will be taking off the soft gloves, and his patience will finally be at an end.
We shall see!