We are all agreed that never have people been able to access information, share ideas and build inter-connected ommunities from across the globe as we can now. People in most countries are able to share their opinions on anything and are allowed to get away with it, no matter how detrimental they might be to their own government… and to their own people.
Now, I’m just like you… I like the freedom to go to the store to buy cheese, to pick up Der Bild for under a Reichsmark and talk about the issues of the day with anyone whom I might come into contact with.
… But as much as I like that freedom, I have a far greater hatred for the enemy. I would lay down my freedoms in the name of my country if it means protecting my people and my government from the evil and twisted dark forces that are always trying to tear down our wonderful nation from the outside… and in.
As old war posters used to say “loose lips sink ships”. Indeed, one never know who’s listening in.
What I’ve just described to you pertains to the outside world where one goes about their own business or pleasure. However, my more specific point to this thread is how one conducts themselves online in the same manner and how a strong central government should have the authority to surveil its own citizens through a powerful CCTV network “outside” and perhaps an even greater presence “inside” the world wide web.
Make no mistake, the internet is a wonderful tool to be harnessed for the betterment of the state, but it can also be the single most destructive tool in the arsenal of agent provocateurs who operate in such names as international finance and freedom of the press.
My solution is to severely restrict the amount of information the central government provides to its citizens, and perhaps even more importantly, to install draconian measures to ensure the restriction of damaging information certain enemies of the state (masquerading as citizens) wish to spread.
The internet of Information Overload is yesterday, my people! The INTRANET of Information OverLord is tomorrow!
With your help, we can lay down our personal freedoms which are being abused by too many to the detriment of OUR very own well being, and give them to our strong central government who can protect us from those whom we cannot ourselves!