The battle of politics is and has always been, the battle between those who would concentrate power and those who would distribute it among the people. This is the difference between communists and those who advocate for free enterprise. It is the difference between central planning and democratic republics.
The conundrum is that centralized power is a double-edged sword. If secure in the hands of a truly benevolent monarch, the people will thrive. However, the throne will always be passed on or taken. And we cannot guarantee that the one who takes it will be benevolent in the least.
When it comes to centralized governments, even a benevolently guided government will always fall into the hands those who seek power above all else.
As you watch the following video, we want you to think about what information technology is. The Internet has democratized and accelerated the information gathering powers of the average person astronomically. But it has also woven the lanes of control over information into a seamless web of power that is being seized by those who have usurped the roles of its original creators.
What we have is the biggest spy network on Earth with an eye and an ear in every home — no, every pocket. Now that the web is complete, they want to pull back the reigns on our ability to learn and share. It’s a global digital coup in a global digital democracy. And the future of intellectual freedom is a stake.
Here’s PragerU with more.
~ Liberty Video News
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