posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 10:56 AM
I think its all about choice, and the ability to choose what you do, I for one have had all my TV's disconnected from the outside world, No
Satellite, and not aerials, the kids have DVD combos, and we choose what they watch, anything they had with Subliminal's we removed, choosing instead
to let them have more educational ones instead. The Joke of that though is that I still have to pay the TV licence fee because i have the internet, so
its the same with the internet, I can choose which site i go on, and unlike the TV, if i dont like something i just close it, as with here, i might
like the ATS title that comes up on my twitter, but if the subject is not interesting to me, or i dont agree with it, i simply close it. I dont take
notice of the adds on any of the sites I go on, and if i do, i see right through them instantly, i really dont think im affected by what ever it is
they are trying to sell so for me its a waste of their time and money. Sites like ATS and others i have found to be incredibly educational, and i know
without the internet i would still be sat in front of a TV set night after night instead of finding out what's really happening in the would around
me though i haven't done that for years either. So i thank ATS and its members at least for that.
But i do fear the internet as a free speech medium is coming to an end, it would seem the American and UK government want to put so many restrictions
on it, that people like myself will go back to working with bulletin boards instead, direct down the phone line person to person, im not sure if they
can monitor that one,
though they probably can. So i do applaud the internet for what it has given me to date, and worry about its future.