Libertarians - v - Fascists (left or right) wing.
What we have here, is a metaphor for life...
Until 1997 the net was a fantastic thing, then government got involved... It's been downhill ever since.
Where, once there was information, now there is advertising.
Where, once there was the free exchange of ideas, now there is fear and loathing.
Where, once there was freedom, now there are threats.
What would be really handy, would be a way of identifying government stooges and slapping a BEWARE! label on. After all of their interventions (and this also applies to EVERY facet of life), the internet is no safer, no more secure, there is no more parity between rich and poor, etc. etc. The only result has been an increasing level of unhelpful interference and restriction/constriction.
Maybe it is time for right thinking libertarian people to start a new net, one where we can protect our privacy, where government fascists are given the "black spot" and avoided like the plague that they represent.
N.B. this should also apply to every facet of life, government should have ONLY ONE role, they should be there to stop something even nastier crawling out of the woodshed.
One would have thought that "Joe Public" would have learned by now, first we had the monarch, then we had the church and now we have the government, and all of them seem to think it is their right to inflict their ever changing morals upon us, and like rats in a cage, the more rules, the more people rebel and the tighter the fascist screws are applied.
There is only one world, everyone's shit stinks in the morning, and no one is better than anyone else.