Jan. 28th, 2011

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I went to bed last night after reading about Egypt's lock down of the internet; it really has me thinking. Tunisa ousted it's leader, our "allies" people are revolting and risking it all. I have a friend looking into the Tor network, where you donate your own computer to help channel communications from countries that are shut down, media wise. I want to do it, I'll weigh the risks to my own personal stuff after he gets back to me, it's something he's totally into as well.

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!

~English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.


All our lives we've heard this. Social media has connected us all, I believe this is where our revolution is occurring. We have the power to know, to ignore it is ignorance.

Last night I found myself wondering how long until the US does the same. How many months or years?  How long will gov't walk the tightrope of keeping us just 'this' far from storming the gates?  Because I do believe they leaders are all in bed together, compromising on how best to keep the people down. But look what the information highway has done, it amazes me.

Maybe working in the biggest hospital network out here is a good place to stick with should all that play out here. I don't have a garden. I see groups on Meet Up and elsewhere forming to discuss co-housing, etc. Above mentioned friend lives in a farming community, they have a plan. It's fascinating. Everywhere we're told to grow our own food, why is Monsanto so interested in poisoning us?  

Gotta get up and go.

 

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