Sunday, March 23, 2014

Freedom's Just Another Word.

Michelle Obama is in China, she has declared that internet freedom should be a human right. I am aware that she's talking about Turkey taking down twitter before their elections. However, she might have thought twice about this, since there is an apparatus in place following us all over the internet and collecting data. I'm not sure where this moral standing is coming from, lecturing others on freedom. Access to the internet should be a human right, also, you will be followed wherever you go.........universal access=universal snooping. 
she might want to have a word with her husband about this matter
I'm hoping now we will leave Edward Snowdon alone, since he's just trying to keep the internet free.
Here in the land of the free, we actually come in at 32, according to Reporters Without Borders when it comes to freedom of the press. Michelle Obama's trip to China is supposed to be "nonpolitical" and had no plans to give any interviews while she's in China, no members of the press were invited. It looks like her "nonpolitical" trip, somehow became political.
Thinking about human rights, access to food, water and shelter, should be basic human rights. "In 2010, 17.2 million households were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States. Hunger in America: 2013 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts
I know Mrs. Obama is very concerned about childhood obesity, along with internet freedom, but we have a poverty problem in this country. I doubt people who are struggling to put food on the table are thinking about their access to the internet.
If Michelle Obama really thought access to the internet should be a human right, maybe it shouldn't have been comodified. Time Warner, one of the biggest internet access providers, was also one of the biggest donors to President Obama's campaign. Top Contributors to Barack Obama | OpenSecrets.
I think I read something about some kind of merger, oh yeah, here it is. Why Comcast—Time Warner Cable Should Be Blocked -- Daily Intelligencer  More gilded age baronism, so we can be "free" to choose a monopoly for our internet access.
                                                Kris is right, freedom's just another word.


  1. Someone--Walter Lippmann, maybe--once said that freedom of the press is limited to those to who can afford to own a press. Will someday someone say the same about the Internet? That someday may be soon.

  2. I found a "coin" somewhere in my ramblings that says "Freedom ... No cash value" Interesting, eh?