From: Brian O'Donoghue (cout at domain eircom.net)
Date: Wed 17 Oct 2001 - 00:32:57 IST
I don't mean to be an orwellian scare-monger, but the entire notion
that the "side" we live on is somehow morally endowed withe the secptre
of fortitude is one of the ways that our quasi-totalitarian leaders keep
themselves in the ascendancy. War, ethnic conflict, serve as much as
an engine of geographic-industrial acquisition engines as they do to
keep the population of country/ies X &Y etc distracted, undereducated
and subrogated, & I don't mean our enemies, the real enemy is on our
doorstep. In this respect could the internet not be viewed as some-kind
of intricated orwellian matrix, a device to keep the "free" subjugated
>It is very proabal that net freedom will become very hard under the current
>atmosphere. The Governments are going to rely on the negitave side of the net
>for their war on terror campaign and justification of the restriction of the
>rights of the individual.
>On Tuesday 16 October 2001 5:20 am, Richard Eibrand wrote:
>>I came across this article the other day, and it struck me as a little odd.
>>It is not that I condone the any terrorist activity or any such thing,
>>but is it just me, or it is the FBI flexing its muscles a bit too much.
>>Could the same thing happen here in Ireland? As in, who regulates the type
>>of material that ISP's are allowed to hold? Finally, what is the current
>>standpoint on the "Freedom of Speech of the internet", is it very
>>subjective to each country...
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