Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Great Firewall of America

Electronic lying seems to be popular among the aristocratic families of the world.

Where ever you live in world, the aristocrats rule. They want to own the Internet but they lack the imagination to capture it in any real sense. They own most of the traditional media but that media is dying a slow death. How will they control the flow of information in the future? Big lies wrapped in small sound bites? Short video clips as reality? Parades of polls without the methods of the polling? All these are in the here and now.

Do we have a Great Firewall of America? We know there is a Great Firewall of China but what if a group is monitoring our Internet activity from an USA perspective?

I first suspected this at the beginning of this year when my first five posts were removed (or censored as I see it) by Blogger for what could only be political reasons.

Then after talking to some blogger in the Middle East a map widget showed all international visits to my blog were coming from Virgina in the United States. After I commented on that fact on a blog the widget went back to normal. I took down the map widget later and haven't put one back up.

Whenever I think my blog is being hacked, I talk about it on my blog and all my problems go away the moment I put the post up.

I think we'll never know how much our writing is monitored but I'm sure it is in a limited way.

2 comments:

Karin said...

pretty interesting - I look forward to your future investigating on the topic!

Robert A Vollrath said...

Thanks for the comment.

I'm not sure were to go from here.
I try to stay away from politics on this blog except when someone tries to censor me.

I haven't gone out of my way to attack anyone and only want to tell my stories from my point of view.

It seems silly anyone would want to censor this blog. I write more about my grand daughter than I do about politics.