June 26, 2015
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So USG can subpoena website operators, and gag them for months, forcing them to unmask anonymous commenters.
The European branch has basically ruled the same thing: wreckers in your website must be handed out, or else.
And you better register your website with your real name and address, so they can arrest you easily.
We all know very well what happens when the Cathedral even slightly hints they don’t like something. Try finding a Confederate flag with your iPhone.
This can only get worse. Suspicions of wreckers will only increase as the economy declines, and the myriad Gaps stubbornly refuse to shrink.
Long term there’s only two choices. You can shut up. Online discussions aren’t crucial to one’s life. Hey, Big Brother isn’t so bad.
Or there’s exit. USG is powerful but it’s reach isn’t complete. I’d propose China, but Chinese internet control means that connections from outside are extremely slow.
I guess there’s Russia. How interested is Putin in harboring Western free speech? Any Russians in the audience?