Monday, December 6, 2010

The Day We Should Start Worrying

Is the day that youtube is blacklisted. Technically it should be today, or better yet a long time ago, but I watched a youtube video at about water and it made me think about something. The video itself was interesting and not a good outlook for the future, but the thing that it made me consider is just how useful a site like youtube is for spreading information and news. Obviously the news media is good for news, but that's only if you don't mind biased an possibly censored news reporting.

Youtube allows anyone and everyone to upload video's and share them. It's a great way to get a message out. Sure there are many other ways such as blogs, or facebook, etc. but the reason I'm bringing up youtube is because it's becoming possible and even likely that it could be blacklisted. With legislature like COICA, at some point media companies could decide that youtube is an "infringing" website, and get it blacklisted. Once that happens, it certainly stands to reason that anything can be blacklisted.

Considering the number of people that fail to or don't even care to question things, at what do they go the next step and blacklist sites simply because they don't like what it's saying? Suppose you have a blog, and you start writing and exposing lies and cover-ups. What is to stop them from blacklisting your site because it had "infringing" material? The site is blacklisted. How is anyone supposed to view it to find out? You can't and everyone will have no choice but to take their word for it

The spread of information is one thing that prevents the government and big business from becoming too powerful. It's only within their best interest to do whatever they can to prevent information from spreading. This is an example of how the government is quickly becoming a totalitarian government. They slowly take away your freedom of speech while making you think it's something completely different, like "infringing" materials. Once your voice is silenced, they can easily do what they want without anyone being the wiser.

This is why we need to take a stand now, while we can still communicate in mass. Once they've taken our voice away, we will be hard pressed to rally against government and big business.

To say something about bottled water though, bottled water is really just a convenience. It's why I buy and drink bottled water. However, it really is a waste of money and plastic. It's good for profit, you know, for businesses selling what you can get for free...but terrible for the environment. Here, have a link to a website.

I don't know why, but it completely slipped my mind. Wikileaks is a perfect example of censorship. Mind you, there is a difference between necessary secrecy within the government, especially at times of war (troop placements/movements, type stuff) and the secrets they keep because it's morally or ethically wrong to do. The latest leak however, as far as I've been made aware, is not of national security specifically. It's simply the government acting without the US citizens knowledge. I'm not good with my words, but hopefully this isn't completely mangled. More or less, I believe the secret nature of the documents is not something to make someone a terrorist as they have with Julian Asange, who simply runs the site that makes the truth available to the people. Sure, maybe he hacked to retrieve some secrets, but I don't know that. Either way, it's a start towards making sure that anyone who releases the truth becomes a terrorist.

The Issue With CP

I just watched the news. They had a news story about CP (Cerebral Palsy). The issue they were discussing was the ethical issues of what is called the Ashley Procedure. Basically a procedure to stunt the growth and natural development.

Read about the procedure here

They prevented the procedure because it may not be in the child's best interest to stunt their natural development. However, considering they won't be doing anything useful or purposeful in their life, I don't see how making it easier to care for them an ethical issue. It's like caring for a vegetable (I mean a person that is a vegetable, not a literal vegetable), they aren't able to do anything themselves.

If a dog was unable to do anything though, you would put them out of their misery. But because it's a person, we keep them alive to be unable to do anything for some odd reason. Why allow one person that will never do anything but be a burden, well, be a burden? Sure, I know, I don't see it the way the parents do because I don't have a CP kid. But that's why I'm able to look at it from a completely logical view. The pointless decisions people make to keep people going that have no ability to do anything or even want to end it all because they don't want to suffer the rest of their lives is just stupid.

If the CP is bad enough, show some real compassion, put them down. If I was irreversibly a vegetable, put me down please. It's like pruning a bush or fruit tree. You cut off the dead burdening branches to allow the rest to grow stronger. In the wild, it would be called natural selection. Or maybe I'm just a sociopath.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Propaganda Time!

Semi-related Post and a good blog to follow... Buckaroopopcorn: Original Content: "I Posted already that people should be spreading their own home brew propaganda and mentioned OC (original content). The premise was that un..."

Now, I think what we should start doing is get a group formed that are intelligent enough to see the real issues and what is actually happening in the world, and do something about it. Obviously we can't start a militia (even though the Declaration of Independence says so, the government would shut us down), so we need to start with propaganda. If we can get a large enough group together, we can start to create change.

If anything, we kidnap Oprah, and then force her to tell people what we want them to do. They'll listen to her no matter what because people are just that dumb. From there, we move to other influential people (sheeple herders) and do the same again and again. Well, maybe this isn't the right way to go about creating change, and most people may think I'm crazy for considering the idea, but really I was only sorta serious. It's mostly just a joke. mostly.

To be a little more serious though, if we don't do something now, it will be much harder later when the government falls more into totalitarianism and starts censoring everything that is written and spoken. The closer the government gets to this, the faster it will move to achieve it. All we need to do is reach the majority. If we can get the majority thinking for themselves and to see what is happening around them, we can avoid the subsequent civil war against our own government for our freedom back.

Think about it, comment, spread the word.

I'll leave you with this quote...

‎"There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power." ~ Joseph Sobran