Friday, March 28, 2008

Click Link & Go To Prison

Can Anything Be Worse Than Child Porn?

What if I said that I, or even you, could you set up an anonymous blog and then write a post which included a harmless looking link which would result in the arrest, conviction, and incarceration of anyone unfortunate enough to simply click on that link?

Sound Impossible?

Read on - because it's possible in the United States of America.

Somewhere out on the darker side of the Internet, and remember 80% of the Internet is Porn, is a link created by the FBI. The link goes nowhere that actually provides illegal content - it's there for one reason - entrapment of those sad enough, curious enough, stupid enough, or even just unlucky enough to press the link.

Some might argue that this is great. Why not toss anyone interested in child porn in prison, but this new entrapment racket by the FBI is scary stuff to anyone who fears the state - and all who love freedom should fear the state.

Let's look at how easy it would be to abuse the power of the state

Just by tracking down that forbidden link, and copy/pasting it into an anonymous blog site would be all that might be necessary to ruin the lives of hundreds, even thousands of completely innocent people.

Wouldn't it be simple to rewrite the text associated to the forbidden link so that it said: "Get Your Free Disney Video Here", or "Get Your Free Carton of Cigarettes Here"?

People would surf to the forbidden link believing they'd be getting a free video, or free cigarettes only to find themselves confronted by a group of heavily armed jackboots one morning on the way to work.

But getting the evil child molesters is worth trading in civil liberties

Back in the day it was witches, and then there were minorities, the communist, and then the evil terrorist. Now it's the child molesters which are used to justify the erosion of privacy, and anonymity on the Internet. There simply is no aspect of human activity outside the control of the state at this point in human history.

Each new bogey man has resulted in an ever more powerful state, one with the power to:

1. wiretap phones
2. wiretap computer networks
3. break into homes
4. spy on church meetings
5. infiltrate grass roots political groups
6. access bank records
7. access library records
8. access credit card records
9. access travel company records
10. access hotel records
11. access atm machine and bank surveillance videos

And now to use entrapment techniques which can easily be used to set people up

As technology seeps into every room of every house, as the modern home becomes a "smart home" with microphones, and ccd cameras in every appliance and every wall, as telephone systems become "Internet Phones", as every cellphone call is recorded by the NSA, as we recreate, communicate, vote, work, pay our bills, purchase our goods and services, organize politically, and even worship over the Internet is it a comfort to the populace of a free people to know that their every move is being watched?

Is this the society we want?

Think you live in the land of the free, and home of the brave?

Want to risk your freedom - then click here - go ahead punk - what's the matter, scared?

Are you afraid that by simply clicking your mouse that you'll end up in prison?

Then you're pretty smart indeed - now go hide in your closet you coward.

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