The Internet and the New Era

The Internet has a responsibility. 

Its something phenomenal. Something that’s changed the world. Its given human beings the ability to communicate seamlessly and effortlessly. This has done something monumental: it’s enabled the exchange of ideas and exposure to reality. We no longer have to rely on media outlets to obtain our news. We can obtain vetted facts, documented proof, and tangible evidence of what’s going on in the world.  

And this is precisely why we must take advantage of it while we still can. As I write this, there is legislation being proposed that gives the powers that be access to everything in terms of email and online presence- quite literally. But this isn’t what troubles me. What troubles me is that the people I refer to don’t care what these laws say. They don’t care what the piece of paper that says you can and cannot do this or that says. They do whatever they want, and they expect you to follow their rules. 

THAT is the world we are living in. We are living in a world where the people at the highest positions of power and influence do whatever the hell they want, and they tell you how you’re allowed to act and behave. It’s control. It’s a natural, carnal human characteristic. 

I don’t know how much longer I can do it, to be perfectly honest. And by it, I mean live my life day to day and pretend like nothing’s wrong. Go to work, go out, get a beer, go home. I don’t know how much longer I can fake it, because it’s affecting too many lives. It’s destroying too many families. And it’s absolutely bottlenecking our progress as human beings.

For the love of God, wake up, people. Something can be done. Anything, for crying out loud. Sharing information isn’t cutting it. We honestly need to figure something out, and that can’t be done unless it’s a coordinated effort.

This is what I imagine could be a reasonable future. We have the Internet. It’s there. We’re all on it. Why not build a system based upon the public interest? I mean literally a system where the “laws” and “rules” can be rid of, and affairs are handled in the courts of public opinion? There’s a fundamental way people should conduct themselves, we all know that. Do what makes you happy, but don’t do anything that screws with anyone else’s happiness. It’s not hard. We don’t need corrupt politicians telling us how to act. We aren’t freaking sheep. 

I’ve been vocal today, I know. But I just can’t do it anymore. I can’t sit back and watch the world fall into chaos. Enough is enough.

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