This has been kicking around in my head for a while…
The more I think about it, the more the corporate/government interference with the internet offends me on a very specific level. Here’s why:
It’s not their home – it’s Ours.
It’s like they’re walking uninvited into someone else’s house, moving all the furniture, throwing away the things they disapprove of and making it suit themselves – all without ever asking permission or forgiveness.
It offends me on the same gut level as any other breach of hospitality norms. They take the bread and salt of the internet and leave only their shit and piss.
And I won’t be having with it.
My gaff – my rules. It’s the oldest rule of turf there has ever been.
And the consequences of breaking that rule are, necessarily, severe.
(If the reference is obscure, go here.)