posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 08:13 PM
It's generally thought that the Internet is a place where information, opinions, speculation, and ideas can be freely shared.
... but where does this idea come from?
I believe that these ideas come from fools. They have brainwashed the public into believing that they can share their ideas freely on the internet.
The fact is that they can only share their ideas with people who already have a propensity to believe said ideas. People who would otherwise not
believe the ideas, still will not. In fact, there is a general trend for those ideas to be deleted from the Internet if they are posted
somewhere where people would rather not hear it.
Core Internet Idea/Belief centers are all over the place, known mostly as forums. These forums attract people who already have a particular propensity
to believe something - or to argue against it. Athiests, for example, do not generally go to religious message boards to have a discussion about
religion - they go there to promote the idea that religion is illogical and absurd. Likewise, religious people do not go to nontheist forums to
discuss how nontheistic beliefs could be true - they go there to spread the word of their god.
When individuals of varying beliefs get together like this and communicate on a forum of "core ideas," what happens?
For example, posting that black people have a right to live in the USA on a site like STORMFRONT (something that their core beliefs are against) will
get your thread deleted, and most likely your account too.
Posting on a conservative political forum that the government just may have been involved in 9/11 will open you up to extreme ridicule and most
likely have your thread deleted by the moderators. Again, the thread goes against the core beliefs of the forum.
Posting on a conspiracy forum that nano-bots caused 9/11 will open you up to ridicule, and have your thread deleted.
Posting on the Alex Jones forums that the government was in no way involved in 9/11 will have your thread and your account deleted.
How do I know this? Because I've done it and witnessed the results.
What do the above thread/account deletions have in common? They are done by private entities which are controlling the spread of ideas, opinions, and
information by their own arbitrary judgment.
They are the Gods of the internet. They control the flow of information at their own judgement.
They are the controllers of free speech.
With even a small amount of observation and investigation, one will realize that the Internet is no more of a place to share ideas between people than
in real life. The only thing that Internet does to facilitate ideas is to allow people of a specific mindset to get together more easily... mindsets
such as the ultra-conservative, or the racist, or the child pornographer, or even the religious, conspiratorial, drug activist, terrorists, gangs,
etc... and of course, this is no more "good" than it is in real life.
I say the Internet is not the bastion of freedom that people pretend it to be. I say it is a place where information, opinion, and ideas are
controlled by private entities.
Private entities such as:
Web forums, their moderators, and owners, and hosts
Blogs, their authors, owners, and hosts
News sites, the government, lobby groups, and hosts
This is why groups like the government, "secret organizations" and the like could care less about your ill-believed freedom of ideas that you think
are allowed on the Internet.
Fact is, they can, have, and will - if need be - infiltrate any aspect of the private Internet in order to control ideas, inject confusion,
promote ridicule, and create an aura of disbelief around ideas that may have once been believable.
If you want to go to the public internet, try visiting the Library of Congress.