Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Crossing

"The government supports internet freedom abroad - but restricts it and spies on it at home. Obama has already supported a law allowing him to shut it down here in a national emergency."

~ Danny Schechter  (click for full article)

What does that mean? What constitutes a "national emergency"? If protesters are shot dead in American streets, will we not be allowed to see it? I'm honestly not a paranoid person. In general, I have a spirit of optimism, and believe that in the long run things will work out. Where there's a will, there's a way. But if this blog by chance is being spied upon, am I considered a "terrorist" by merely asking these questions? I'm not into controversy and chaos except in an artistic (peaceful) sense, but there's a lot of crazy things happening right now, which I expect could escalate. I don't know about anyone else, but I intend to keep my head and not freak out if there's a crisis here similar to what we see erupting across the Middle East. I don't want to shoot anyone, and I don't want anyone else to get shot either. It's time to solve our problems without violence, and to that end I will continue maintaining a spirit of faith.