Freedom of the seas is vital. But, from time to time, Pirates rise up and claim dominion over a part of the sea. Freedom, property, free trade, capitalism, and liberty depend on the seas; and therefore our western civilization rises up to beat back evil pirates.
Enemy combatants, during times of economic war, would try to shut down the sea 'lines of communication' and commerce. "What used to be My Navy" fought to keep those lines of communication and commerce open, and to sink those who would try to submarine our nations' cargo.
Like physical 'lines of communication' over the high seas; modern commerce, captialism, and liberty rely on open lines of communication via the internet.
Blockading the internet is an act of Piracy: Taking, stealing at gun point what does not 'belong' to the Pirate.
Embarrased by Truths posted on open communication channels, Pirates now claim control of what previously was free and open. Who the HELL do they think they are!?
Piratical Tyrannts claimed possession of the internets this week.
They only allow to pass, what they deem ok to pass.
Everyone's packages will be opened and inspected.
The Pirates demand Jizyah to be paid in acknowledgement of their raw power.
Questioning their power leads to being designated a 'person of interest', targetted for extra subjugation.
History oft repeated: Pirates were a huge problem for the west, when Muslim Pirates in the Mediterranean interferred with commerce, and ignored the sovereignty, liberty, and property of others. Bitching does not make Pirates go away. Begging does not make Pirates go away. Pirates demand bribes, to acknowledge their power over you. Similar to a Chicago Mob protection racket. Get in their way, and they will kill you. Fail to pay tribute, and they will kill you.
What did all-american Mr Jefferson do?
He sent fighting men (USMC and Navy) to kill the Pirates, routing out their means of power, destroying their strongholds and the villages of all who support them.
The Brits interrupted the Pirate killing for a few years during the war of 1812, after which Madison sent the Marines to finish off the Pirates.
America doesn't stand for Pirates who steal and blockade lines of communication.
We hunt them down and kill them, and eliminate those who support/empower them.
Then we live free. And we are prosperous.
Russia deals with Pirates directly.
Freedom of the Seas. Freedom of Speech. Free Lines of Communication.
Except in war- Then it is vital to block your enemy's lines of communication.
So why is the FCC getting ready to block ours?!? Because the FCC views "we the people" as their 'enemy'.
What to do?
As an ex-squid, and as a sailor ("the wind is free")-- I hate Pirates.
In previous times, 'what used to be my Navy' wiped Pirates from the seas, ruthlessly.
May we as a nation, grow the stones to do what must be done, again, for modern day Pirates.
Foreign, and Domestic.
Free Lines of Communication
'Diaspora' is a distributed P2P private network where separate computers connect to each other directly using secure protocols (PGP), without going through a central server of some sort. It is 'in development', but much easier to install and use since the Thanksgiving update. Diaspora is a loabor of love of a few college kids taking some time off, to do 'the right thing'.
What others are saying
What the folks at Diaspora are saying
Diaspora Website (for non-IE browsers) Preview. Download. Join. Experiment.
For browsers, consider bypassing ICANN
Promising Sundial browser using TLDs
other options? Bueller?
And yes, we all know that the embarrassing leaks du jour are the works of a well known communist sympathizer, who is out to damage our country. It's a Reichstag fire by a known collaborator. A manufactured crisis, intended to lead to this specific outcome: The taking of our lines of communication.