(OT) UN declares Internet access a "human right"

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Jun 6 02:11:42 UTC 2011

On Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:48:56 EDT, Bryan Fields said:
> On 6/5/2011 20:44, John Peach wrote:
> > On Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:11:21 -0400 Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:
> >> This is the same organization that says there is no basic human right to keep
> >> and bear arms. They have no standing to lecture us about human rights, as
> >> their body largely consists of mass murderers and thieves.

> > - PLONK
> > What a moron

> Nice to see you took the time to form a well thought out and concise argument

OK, if you need it spelled out for you - you asked for it. :)

"The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first
object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether
we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a
government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
			--- Thomas Jefferson

Concise enough for you?  You may also want to investigate the relative
importance of communications and armaments in Ghandi's struggle for a free
India, the US civil rights movement, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
That's 3 examples of change mediated by communications without rifles.  Then
there's Darfur - an example of rifles without communications infrastructure.

Oh, and as Bryan said... 'PLONK'.

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