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The Internet: Good and bad, but the good outweighs the bad by far

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 08:29 PM
It's easy to talk smack about the Internet. About how it makes our social interactions more impersonal, encourages people to hide behind anonymity and to troll mercilessly, encourages people to avoid the hardships of communicating with a real, live, warm body in favor of the relative ease of the cold and sterile medium of text, allows the proliferation of porn and hate sites, etc. And perhaps most ominously of all, the potential ability for those in power to use Internet communications as a sort of Orwellian "telescreen", letting those in charge know exactly what sort of "thoughtcrime" you are committing. After all, Internet privacy is mostly an illusion. All a government entity has to do if it suspects you of something is subpoena your ISP and you are screwed.

I've seen weird conspiracy theories on this site likening the Internet to things like the Beast of Revelation (some supposing that "www" is actually "666", etc.).

But there's one thing the Internet has done that makes all of the above pale in comparison, and one thing that makes it absolutely imperative that we resist any and all efforts to control and censor the Internet: The Internet has broken the centralized control of media. Before the Internet, we heard only what "they" want us to hear. While that is still largely true today, the Internet has allowed us to discuss things that you'll never hear from the top-down media outlets, and this interest is growing amongst the general population. We no longer have to be spoonfed all our information from our "betters". We can go looking for the truth on our own.

People who are used to the MSM spoonfeeding, stumbling upon Internet conspiracy sites for the first time, will likely see it all as crazy and delusional. I did, too, when I first started browsing around the stuff. It wasn't until I pieced together, from the stuff I'd read online, the notion that those at the top of the banking pyramid are all-powerful and can do absolutely whatever they want, and as human beings possessing such power probably have much grander ambitions than simply running banks, that my whole outlook on the global political situation shifted. As that old Rothschild once said: "Give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws."

I originally joined this site (and chose my username) after becoming convinced of the existence of the so-called New World Order, and wanted to discuss it. And though I haven't discussed it much at all, in fact becoming sidetracked in nitpicky discussions on economics (where I'm fairly well-versed) and spirituality (where I'm pretty much a n00b), part of this was that I realized I didn't have a whole lot of new stuff to add to the general conspiracy idea.

But my sincere hope is, that when the poo finally hits the fan, and the new "savior" appears on the scene to make the trains run on time, enough people will remember these "good old days" of the Internet, and remember the fact that everything that went down was in fact orchestrated from above. They will not be blinded by the promises from above, as for instance the Germans were in the 20s and 30s. Even if we must submit to absolute despotism for a time, I hope that enough people will remember liberty in the back of their minds, and remember that those at the top do not have their best interests at heart, and remember to perhaps use any spiritual forces in themselves to keep the fear down and the hope up.

Until that happens, we should use the Internet to constantly search for the truth and publicize it as we see it. Get enough of our individual ideas out there that readers can piece together something that makes sense to them, from all the unique opinions we all have. Something to provide an internal mental counterbalance to the forces of thought-tyranny that will inevitably descend upon us in the NWO.

Long live the free and open Internet!

posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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