You have heard of the “No Fly List”, right? Well, now the Tories are pledging that if they win the next election in the UK they will establish a list of “extremists” that will have to have their social media posts “approved in advance by the police” before they post them. There are also plans to ban “extremists” from broadcasting and speaking at public events. The stated goal of these proposals is to crack down on terrorism, but in the process the civil liberties of the British people are going to be flushed down the toilet. And the American people need to pay close attention to what is going on in the UK, because whatever police state measures are implemented over there usually also get implemented over here eventually. For those that believe that we need to do “whatever it takes” to fight terrorism, there is a very important question that you need to ask yourself. What if the government decides that you are an “extremist” because of what you believe? What will you do then?
When I saw a report in the Telegraph today entitled “Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police“, I could hardly believe it.
Do the British people actually want a “no social media list” that will essentially ban people from using Facebook and Twitter even though they haven’t actually been convicted of doing anything wrong?
FK – The corporations that run the net want us all to be easily identifiable so they can control our speech and actions by threatening our ability to ‘make a living.’ Our real enemies are those who wage war against Human Liberty for whatever reason or excuse, whether their banner is religious, commie or a government flag.
Our nation has tolerated ‘extremists’ for decades that should have long ago been kicked out:
FK – Unfortunately human nature dictates these discussions amount to the pot calling the kettle black. Ayers is right about some of the problems he points out though his solutions are evil and the Faux Newshore is as wrong in her blind patriotism. Who can say for sure what the servants of the beast really desire. Every Nazi claims he’s defending the country, or democracy or truth, freedom and the amerikan way or some such.