posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 02:16 PM
Couple of thoughts...
Is is just me or have I seen an increase in this type of story over say the past month or so? Between the need to control the net for whatever reason,
and the growing threat of "home grown" terrorist's I think that something might possibly happen...
Say a "homegrown terrorist cell" uses the internet to conduct some sort of attack. The government doesn't cry out for regulations, but like after
9/11, and after school shootings the PEOPLE cry out "limit the internet, for OUR safety".
Like I've always said about guns, they government will never take them from us. But something so devasting will happen, or a series of events will
unfold and before its over the people will say "here take my guns so we can be safe."
I know many people here would balk at that idea, but I don't think the mainstream masses would.
But instead of trying to stop a crime before it happens, why not fix the policies and practices that make these people want to act out in the manner
I use this as an example, but I think its fitting. When I was a young child, 6 years old, I was placed in a "group home" because I was a "problem
child". Which in turn, atleast in my opinion kinda paved the way for my troubled teenage years. But instead of saying this kid has a problem, he's
done something bad lets lock him up, if anyone would have taken the time to find out why I acted the way I did, instead of punishing me for my
behaviors I would have had a very different life.
The same applies here, if you fight the root of the problem that causes the behavior you won't have to combat the behaviors. Atleast thats my