posted on May, 3 2009 @ 06:14 AM
OK people, many of you have been stockpiling food, fuel, and ammmo, but how many have started stockpiling information yet? We are used
to thinking of the Interent as a source of infinite info, but I sense the "end of the internet as we know it" is coming much faster than most
More and more people are "waking up" to reality through the net these days. They are realizing that the straight media is propaganda and worthless
garbage. Their faith in the old institutions and ways of thought has been badly rattled by the events of the past year, and they are casting about on
the Net. I'm seeing it everywhere, people opening their eyes, starting to ask questions, starting to look for new answers.
This is truly a wonderful thing, but unfortunately it comes with a serious price: As the people "wake up," the powers that be are also "waking up"
to the fact that the credibility of the straight media has been shaken, and they don't like it. Not one bit. So they are going to do what they do
best: Take a basically free system, muscle their way in, and ruin it.
Like everything else, the change is happening now and its happening fast. I used to see a couple "the internet is getting less free" stories a
month. Now I'm seeing them every day. They are ramming through legislation to box us in. They are going to come at us from every angle, from "hate
speech" and political correctness to taxes and service fee hikes to higher barriers to setting up websites to crackdowns on the amount of info
available. Its coming down fast.
So what you have to do now is PREPARE FOR THIS by DOWNLOADING and SAVING the info you want. PLEASE NOTE: I am in no way, shape, or form suggesting
that anyone do anything illegal or pirate any content. But I AM suggesting that you start saving all the valuable information you can LEGALLY. Take
what is freely offered when you can, pay for what you have to pay for. Do what you've got to do. But GET THE INFO, ORGANIZE IT. Burn CD-ROMs, get an
extra hard drive, whatever.
You need a focus. To me, films and video material is simply too big and clunky to work with. I'm focusing on BOOKS. E-books, PDFs, free versions of
ancient classics. I'm building a personal digital library that, when I'm done with it, will hopefully be as large and impressive as a major library
in a city. I'm focusing on NON-FICTION, classics, stuff like that. Especially eclectic stuff, edge topics, fringe stuff...the gems of the
"alternative world," from medieval grimoires and ancient Gnostic texts to today's alt news commentary.
You may choose to focus on a different area or areas, but the point is this: STOP ASSUMING THE "GOOD STUFF" will just sort of "always be there."
Become a librarian. Its fun. Do it safe, do everything legal and above-board, but DO IT NOW, STARTING TODAY. Because one day sooner than you think, a
lot of the info you take for granted will be gone.