I don't want this thread blackballed into the Rant forum. I've posted it here for a reason. It's about a social issue, and I want it to get
At the moment, I'm aware of three different threads, in which people are openly advocating such things as eugenics, and the increased involvement of
law enforcement regarding the Internet.
I've always felt that the single most disturbing characteristic of this forum, is the number of people here, who are extremely transparent about their
lack of desire for personal freedom; and even their desire for the direct opposite. Said people seem to desperately crave having some giant,
centralised authority controlling every element of their lives.
I'm serious. Some of you honestly seem to want
to live in a scenario very similar to Germany under the Nazis. I really don't
understand why that is, either. I can only assume that it is because you do not have practical experience of what living in an authoritarian society
means. I don't either, admittedly; but the apparent difference between us, is that I know that it's an experience that I also do not want.
The other thing that's even more shocking, is that despite the levels of cowardice I see here; the rationalisation, justification, and apologies for
invasive, fascist government agencies such as the TSA and DHS...what is even worse, is how truly justified some of the people who hold these opinions
feel.they are, in having them. You are derided as being immature, irrational, or mentally ill if you think otherwise.
I do not want someone else controlling every minute of my life. I do not want to be a slave. I do not want lawmaking ability to be held
exclusively by psychopaths, who crave control, purely for control's own sake, and who literally do not sleep in their continuing quest to obtain it.
I do not want a scenario where government is able to track and monitor everywhere I go, every moment of every day; and most of all, I do not want to
have to explain myself to someone who is sufficiently intellectually disabled that they do not understand why such a level of surveillance is
potentially harmful to them.
If you do
want these things, then maybe the real threat to human survival isn't the terrorists, or the child pornographers.
Maybe it's you.
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