I don’t know for you but I am a huge Internet user. I like to read random articles, keep my culture updated and watch videos. I share opinions and write my thoughts. I like to be free to do that. I like to be able to find anything I need by some clicks. I’m not talking about legal/illegal download. But just read an article; find a resource for a lesson, etc.
I like to be aware of what’s happening in my city, country and world. I am curious to see what my leaders are doing for me, as a citizen. This is the point of democracy. To keep an eye on the people I voted for. Stop me if I am wrong… Right. I learned at school that, as citizen of a democratic country, we can ask our leaders what they are doing, what they are working on and what they plan for our future. That is basically why we vote for them. Just a little precision: in Belgium, voting is obligatory for every citizen of 18+. So, I vote for my leaders. I am not so naïve. I know this is all political bullshit. But let’s do like everything was crystal clear, normal and true.
So can anybody tell me why my leaders worked on a very bad law? Why do they try to keep that secret until the day the citizens won’t be able to do anything against it? I learned we were a democratic nation and because of that everything should be done to respect the Human Rights. The Human Rights guarantee freedom for every one of us. Making stupid laws who cut our freedom in any way are against the Human Rights. And they are the foundation of (most of) our nations!
I feel so revolted when I see something like ACTA. It’s a global European law that will touch the whole world because it is all about the “counterfeit” and how to stop them. In theory, it sounds really nice because you think that every owner of a copyrighted idea, song, music, movie or anything else like a medicine, a new machine or anything will touch what he deserves for it. In facts, this is just the way the lobbies found to keep their money from illegal download, stop the creation by sharing ideas and watch over EVERYBODY. The ISP (Internet Service Providers) would be able to watch over everything we do on the internet which means: what we share, videos we watch, emails we send and receive, phone conversations, social networks we use, personal bank information and many other domains. It would be like being in jail. That is all.
I don’t want to be a prisoner of this world that I love. Of course, there are a lot of unfair things. But I love how the world is today. And I only wish it could be better for everyone! I’m not selfish, I care about people. And ACTA is totally against us. Can you imagine a world where only people with money would do whatever they want? Can you allow this happen to you and your children? I am sorry if you do. Because I can’t let this happen! Freedom is running in my veins. And if revolution is the only to stay free, I am already in.
Sometimes, I wish things to turn like in the movie V For Vendetta. Because this movie inspired me so much… And I know it inspires other too.
You don’t want to be a slave? Find someone, go out in the street, and march. March for YOUR freedom. March and never let everything down. You are not alone. There is a Legion who doesn’t Forgive, who doesn’t Forget. Expect them.
Take care and open your eyes.
Cheers, Lady of Flesh