Join the Unplugged Rebellion?Submitted by PRRedlin on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 12:20
I've enjoyed my time with modern technology. It has provided me an ease of communication with friends, a source of enjoyment and entertainment, and has even been the medium through which I have met my wife.
But if my rights are going to be trampled upon by the government, then I have no recourse other than to eliminate this means of intrusion from my life.
If I am not online, the government can not track my searches. If I do not write emails, the government can not skim them. If I do not make cellular telephone calls, the government has a harder time ease dropping on my communications (I am aware that land lines can be tapped, but this is much harder to intercept). The government does not need access to what I watch, what I play, or whom I communicate with. I will also be forced to refrain from watching television, as digital boxes are now capable of recording history data, and analog television is no longer an option. I will resort to purchasing DVD's with cash for my entertainment. I will use cash for every purchase, and I will pay my bills via check or money order.
I have nothing to hide from the government, but, unlike corporations, I do not recall consenting to a use of terms agreement with them.
I would love for many of you to join me in this act of rebellion. I will remain online for the remainder of this evening for any discussion with this thread, but as of midnight tonight, I will be the first member of the
I will gain my knowledge from paper sources sold at news stands. I will enjoy more time with my wife, playing cards, puting together puzzles, etc. I will enjoy classic video games that do not require access to the internet. I hate to sound like some backwoods "end of times" zealot who bunkers in his home with canned goods, and I don't intend to live that way, but I simply want to step back a few decades, to a place where it was not possible for the government to track your every move (via cell phone GPS).
I'm sure this will not be the method you all choose. Internet and connectivity are an addiction, but this addiction is being taken advantage of by the powers that be.
For anyone who makes the same choice that I am, consider this. In 1990 there was no internet (not a world wide accessable one). There were no cell phones (not like there are today). There was no email (save for the occasional military or office network). 50% of the country still did not have cable television, and lived with only 3-4 channels they could watch via analog waves. And yet, we survived, and we were happy (and I was only 8 years old at the time).
This is not a huge leap back to the stone ages, but merely, less than a quarter century to a return of life not monitored by the government. Surely it would be possible to find fun and fulfillment living in 1990.
This is my personal rebellion. This is my Unplugged Rebellion. If I do not partake in the technology, the government can not step on my rights.