posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 06:45 PM
the internet....one of the greatest or worse (depending on your point of view) things to happen in global communication since the telegraph...
about 89% of the earths population has used a computer to communicate in one way or another..wether its forums such as this, or other forms... i.e
AOL, YAHOO, MSN, SKYPE, FACEBOOK, etc....
your grandmother uses the internet, your brother/sister/mother/cousin/friends/teachers/judges you get the point.
i have family members in another country, and every time i send them an email, it usually takes them roughly 2-3 days just to receive it..why? because
that country's government has a special unit that strictly focuses on reading emails that are sent out, to "detect" certain conversations or
information being passed on that would "Jeopardize " that countrys "national security" so to speak. so every time i write an email to my family i
have to watch what i say, or i could potentially get one of them in trouble or even arrested for "treason".
what i described above is a small sample...just the tip of the iceberg of what would happen with internet free speech censorship..just the tip. we all
experience censorship while online in one way or another, there are certain "ethics" and code of conduct placements to make sure people dont offend
each other, or violate others rights in anyway. and dont doubt for a minute that certain things that you type online can raise "red" flags..however
unless you are being observed for being a potential terror threat, most of us dont have to worry about having a fully geared 6ft tall swat member
kicking in our front doors anytime...YET
so ATS...what would you do?...what would you do the moment it takes you 3 days for a freind or relative to recieve an email, because its being
inspected by the c.i.a or the fbi?....what would you do the moment you accidentally become a terrorist for typing in a certain key word? what would
you do when we no longer can write a post like this and share your thoughts?
what would YOU..an average 9-5 law abiding citizen do, when the worlds greatest form of communication is blacked out, and you are cut off from the
rest of the world
what would you do?