Being collectively human & the need for transparency
Transparency is my cause. Transparency is a necessary element of being collectively human.
We need more transparency in government. We need to know where and how election fraud happens, and fight it. We don’t know anything without transparency.
We need more transparency in finance (I’m leading by example on this).
And we need transparency online, in our raw speech. Currently, this isn’t happening.
As a result, I’ve boycotted Facebook and I invite you to do the same. I’ve challenged Facebook to a duel of words, and because they haven’t replied, I’ve won by default. I await rebuttal.
Online censorship is real
It happened to me, and thousands of other people who posted the same image. We can’t let this become a part of our culture. Censorship is the manifestation of evil and oppression in our world.
More than anything, it surprised me how many other Facebook users were indifferent to the fact that we were censored, and actually encouraging of Facebook’s right to censor. Not only was I censored, but I was told by my Facebook “friends” that this action is perfectly okay.
We are interdependent, not independent. We need our connections to be transparent, and information needs to stay free. Censorship can’t be a part of our reality. Our internet is an evolution of consciousness, and we must fight to preserve its sanctity.
Lawmakers are crusading to take away our rights
The NDAA (which permits indefinite detention of US citizens) passed in a landslide, and the EEA (which would strip US citizens of their citizenship based only on a state department investigation – no juries) looms in committee. Not even mentioning SOPA.
Our culture is in jeopardy. We must struggle for transparency.
Our constitution must reflect that uncensored internet access is a human right.
Let’s make this real in 2012.