Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Take away those monopolies, which I'm all for, and let there be free choice, then yeah.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Please, can we not let this thread devolve into more people telling socialists what we believe? We reject Stalin and Mao the same way Christians reject the Holocaust and the Spanish Inquisition.
To actually discuss the OP, freedom requires some level of anonymity. If we are constantly afraid that others are watching us, and will judge us, then we cannot act the way we might like to. Not because of shame, but because we do not want to suffer the unjustified scorn of others. There are plenty of pressures that society, and government sponsored morality, do not have the right to impose on people. In this country, we do not all have to be the same. We are free to have different ideas, and different lives. We have the right to our unpopular beliefs. And we have the right to hold them without the constant scrutiny of others.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
The Federal government has already set the example, so there is nothing stopping the states (left OR right leaning) from implementing their own draconian internet laws. Censorship and privacy intrusions are only going to increase from now on.
Last edited by Hatuey; 02-07-12 at 05:11 AM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK