Weeks ago, The US Military blocked access to the “Southern Baptist Convention” website, due to ‘hostile content’. It has since been unblocked, but was this a beta test, to gauge the outrage in planning for future Internet censorship?
(INTELLIHUB) — Recently, the pentagon and US military blocked access to the “Southern Baptist Convention” website, supposedly due to hostile content. This is extremely disturbing to those who wisely question their official reasoning for doing so, and it raises fierce concern about future government interference in Internet activity. Luckily, the infrastructure for an uninhibited Internet exists and is growing, for example, there is the TOR Network (The Onion Router). No matter what, it seems, the Internet can not die.
The pentagon claimed the block was due to malware somewhere on the website, a vague and not very logical explanation. It also came just weeks after the government began to label Christian groups as potential threats, religious extremists, and other fear-based, absurd titles, so most people who view this in the proper context, don’t buy the official narrative for a second. Many believe that this is a sort of beta test, to gauge how much outrage there would be if they blocked this website. Last time I checked, the US Military’s job was to systematically kill human beings with machinery, not protect Christians from malware.
The bottom line is, the US Military, and government, have absolutely no right to inhibit anyone’s free speech. Yet, they continue to break their own laws, and molest the constitution. The elephant found in the room after this event is, will pro human rights activists, liberty activists, ‘anti government’ whistleblowers, and other ideological combatants of government and corporate propaganda be censored? We must take a firm stand for our first amendment rights, against this disturbing idea of Internet censorship.
There’s a well known phrase that pertains to this issue – “If government shuts down my Internet, we shut down the government.” While I strongly wish for the eventually disillusion of this government to be an orderly, voluntary, and peaceful one, only time will tell if that will be the case.
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Cassius Methyl is a writer for dev-test.intellihub.com , a liberty activist in any way possible, and he plays every instrument and vocals for experimental metal / truth movement project core of a virus. Find his music here: www.facebook.com/coreofavirus