Originally posted by petrus4
Originally posted by Lasr1oftheJedi
reply to post by petrus4
I must've come off wrong, honestly sorry. ^.^
I'm really sorry as well, Jedi. I did reflect after replying to you, that my response was overly harsh.
The problem is that I've had a lot of people in the past do that; basically telling me to "get with the times," etc. The real issue is that, to be
honest, I don't believe as though the Internet has truly progressed or moved forward. I actually think it's gone backwards.
We don't have anywhere near as many people producing their own material now as they used to, and the whole thing has just been completely corporatised
and dumbed down. The more I look at other examples of successful socialism, as well as the Internet itself, the more I realise that things really
don't need to be this way at all.
We've got a minority of people who originated the corporate scenario, and most other people brainwashed to accept it. Not because it works, but
simply because it makes money for the few who want it, while everyone else suffers.
Totally cool, I didn't take you as harsh, honest. If anything, I felt I was the offensive one. The troll comment made me feel low, as I try to avoid
it, but we all have our moments on any board that make us look back and go, "Well, darn it, that wasn't what I ment." So, I see no harm, no foul.
I agree, that in alot of respects, the internet has gone backwards. That was kinda of my intent on reference to the old west, where we had more
freedom (as you listed in numerous sites that no longer exist due to corporate take-over either directly, or indirectly) back in our day than we do
My only counter point is You-Tube, where just about anyone can post just about anything. But even in that statement, there is the wording "just
about". And your right, in the days of free personal webpages and personal BBS and all that, where and when you could post ANYTHING.
You didn't want to see it, you didn't view it. We policed ourselves. We didn't need someone to tell us what was "worthy" or not to be viewed, we made
As for "getting with the times", I can see how that can be taken wrong, and frustrating. I wasn't suggesting you lacked the ability, and totally
understand the desire to say "Nope, when someone changes things for the worse, I won't simply sit back quietly and take it.". Heck, I think that's a
good point! I simply believe the sad reality is that is the way it is. At the same time, and one of the main reasons I love ATS, is for those who
refuse to simply take an obvious break down of the system for what it's worth, so, thanks for setting me straight. I suppose I never realized how much
weight that term carried. It was just a phrase until you opened my eyes. A star and flag, as you just help me deny a little more of my ignorance. A
many thanks! ^.^
edit on 9-5-2012 by Lasr1oftheJedi because: Not that it matters, but technically two stars. One on the OP and one for the one that helped me
see the light.