Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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Cody Evans
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2009-08-14

This article made me think of this quote from John Barlow's "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace"

You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.

In China, Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, Italy and the United States, you are trying to ward off the virus of liberty by erecting guard posts at the frontiers of Cyberspace.


https://projects.eff.org/~barlow/Declaration-Final.html

Amazing that he published this on February 8, 1996!

Edited 2011-06-09 22:07 UTC

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shinkou Member since:
2011-03-24

Thanks for sharing! ;) It's a great piece of wisdom.

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