About Ron Ewart
Ron Ewart, President, National Association of Rural
Landowners, an organization dedicated to re-establish, preserve, protect and
defend property rights. He maintains a website
Propagation of Freedom in the Age of the Internet
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on the SPLC's ‘Hit List’?
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See That Bright Star?...That’s America
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Listen to Government...It Lies
Call It What It Is...Marxist-Care
Ways to Close the Obamacare Building
the Fight Over? Hardly!
the Law When Lawmakers Don’t?
Freedom's Safety Valve
Approaching Crown Fire
American Is a Criminal...or Soon Will Be
They Want Us to Be and Serfs We Will Become
Being 'Nice', Worked Out for You?
Educated Idiots Out of Our Kids' Heads
Out Spent, Out Legislated, & Out Lawyered
the Season to Be Folly
American Hostility & the Bell Shaped Curve
Declaration of Individual Sovereignty
‘Peoples’ Temple Cocktail’, Anyone?
Fraud That Is ‘Conservation’
Disgusting! Hollow! Samo-Samo!
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The Propagation of Freedom in the Age of the Internet
September 30, 2010
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." --
President George Washington.
During the Revolutionary War it took almost a month for any news of the war to
reach Europe by sailing vessel. Local news was delivered by courier, on foot or
on horse back and was distributed by the newspapers of the day. In the rural
areas of the colonies, war news took days or even weeks to reach the
During the Civil War, news reached newspaper outlets in the urban centers by the
telegraph, or a little less rapidly by train.
In the 20th Century, with the new technology of radio and eventually TV, the
news reached the people virtually instantly. But never have the people of the
planet been able to obtain so much news and information and communicate, discuss
and debate that information amongst themselves, individually, until the Internet
and e-mail was born. The World Wide Web has brought the citizens of the world
together like no other time in history. Never before have the roots of freedom
been able to reach almost anyone in the world with a computer and internet
access. Radio Free Europe was a flea on the behind of an elephant, in comparison
to the millions who are now wired into the Internet.
Internet technology has allowed a discourse between all the peoples of the
Earth, of every single issue that confronts mankind. It is government's worst
nightmare and some rogue governments have shut down Internet access to the
citizens of their country for this very reason. Beware the government that would
limit, manipulate or exploit the free flow of information and individual
communications on the Internet, including the American government.
Writers, authors and journalists of today reach tens of thousands of people
(sometimes millions) around the world in seconds. But now the readers can
respond to the author with their comments on the content of the writer's
article, essay, or report. The author gets virtually instant feedback on what
they write...feedback that can expand the author's knowledge and allow him or
her to elaborate on issues he or she may have not considered while in the
process of writing down his or her thoughts. Or the readers can respond with
their own comments on websites and blogs that feature the articles. The
opportunities for civil or even heated debate over the issues presented in the
article, are almost unlimited. The world is beginning to think...finally!
People are thinking and educating themselves today like never before and the
current political upheaval in America is spreading around the world like a virus
with no vaccine. Freedom and liberty are being propagated around the planet on
the Internet at the speed of light because of what is happening in America
today. Peoples of different countries are thinking about "freedom", or the lack
there of, in their own country. The freedom virus is infecting citizens of the
world at an encouraging rate. Governments and individual politicians are shaking
in their boots. They have discovered that because of the Internet and e-mail,
the people they represent (or dictate to) are becoming more educated and
enlightened by the minute. The Internet essentially gave rise to the Tea Party
Movement in America...a movement that may be unprecedented in the history of
this great country.
We receive many responses to our frequent articles, from all around the world.
Some of the responses we receive on the subjects about which we write, are so
negative and laced with invectives that they can't be repeated in polite
company. Some responses are poignant and well thought out. Some are detailed and
reflect much more than just a single word, or a single sentence comment. They
expose deep introspection and deliberation on the part of the respondee.
Just recently we received a response from a California attorney that essentially
called our articles (and us) psychotic. (What can you expect from legal (and law
school) blinded attorneys these days, who never saw a constitutional provision
they wouldn't break).
But much more important, we received a response from a citizen of Russia who
responded to our most recent article entitled:
Do You Think Your Vote in November Will
Restore Freedom? We would like to share some of his comments with our
readers because they demonstrate the point that freedom truly is propagating
around the world...in the age of the Internet.
Our respondee from Russia writes:
"I must confess, that after the last Presidential elections (in America) I’ve
suddenly understood that my Russian knowledge of your country is absolutely, but
absolutely insufficient and – well, - idiotically superficial. And I don’t like
to feel myself an idiot, especially about the country I love. So I began to
study it anew, often experiencing purely Christopher-Columbian feelings: I’ve
met the entirely unknown to me land! And, just as Columbus was thanking God for
his ships, I was thanking God for the Internet, which was so generous to me,
giving instant weapons to fight my deep ignorance – all kinds of statistics,
biographies, executive orders, CFP and NYT articles, Jan Brewer’s border
positives and fiscal negatives, Pelosi and Reid quotes, Texas budget
commentaries, New Black Panthers threats, pictures of activist judges (faces say
so much!), IRS income tax codes, budget experts’ opinions, TV interviews,
candidates' ads, Obamacare endless pages etc, etc."
It is obvious that this gentleman is thinking deeply about America and how what
America does impacts what happens in Russia. He goes on to say:
"By this autumn my American "position within” is finally crystal-clear to me:
I’m a conservative. Or, to be more correct, ultra-conservative (a bit to the
right from senators McCarthy and Goldwater). Not because I’m some crazy nut, but
because while those two honest politicians were only guessing the true nature of
progressive "hopes and changes”, I was experiencing these very changes on my own
skin one dreadful year after another – and was witnessing it on skins (and
corpses) of many of my family members, friends and compatriots, on ever-lame
Soviet economy, on drab and dreary sub-existence outside the state bureaucracy
closed realm. I have not a slightest doubt about the name of the end station, to
which all these so familiar hopes and fundamental changes of your fateful year
2008 lead. Be it Russia, Vietnam, Cuba, Korea or USA, this end station’s name is
one and the same: GULAG. And it was so painful for me to discover how easily,
without any principal resistance, the great US train was (long before 2008!)
diverted full steam from your shiny Constitutional line of freedom to the rusted
rails of the "progressive” sideway. In political culture, media, labor
activities, education (education especially!) your country now reminds me of the
USSR so much, that sometimes I can hardly believe my own eyes and ears,
subconsciously wishing to say "comrade Gibbs”, "comrade Clinton”, "comrade
Axelrod”, "comrade Obama”, "comrade Soros” etc. Maybe they would be only
pleased, but for me it’s utterly loathsome."
Our Russian friend wraps up with:
"And you are right - even with my usual optimism I am not at all sure that
the November elections would bring the resolute return to the ideals of your
Founding Fathers. I would be the happiest man in Russia to witness such a grand
reversal, but reading lots of US blogs and commentaries, I still see an
excessive amount of naivety about the noble aims of your locomotive's far-left
machinists. It would be a failure if November would bring just the change of
party majority in Congress: the same "good old boys”, always eager to take the
engine's levers back with a Niagara of pleasant words - along the same accursed
rails. At least such is my impression after the most attentive reading of the
GOP’s "Pledge To America”. So all my November hopes are mainly with your truly
American Tea-Party movement – God bless them in transforming your present sick
situation of peoples for Government (like here in Russia) into a healthy
government for the Peoples and by the Peoples – not by party machines any more!"
We ask each reader to think on these words that represent a perspective of
America from a far off land...a perspective from a man that represents a
comparison between his own country and the one he believes that in the end, will
affect the direction of his country and the inhabitants thereof. He loves his
country but he is also deeply aware of its faults and short comings. He dreads
the possibility of America heading in the same direction.
Voices from all over the world are echoing, or at least thinking about America
and what happens to the peoples of the world if America goes the way of all
other failed socialist countries. Or what happens if the planet slides into
one-world-government under the thumb of a few money changers, industrialists,
union bosses and the power brokers (politicians). These voices would be silenced
if there were not the Internet and e-mail.
We gratefully acknowledge the contribution to this article by our Russian friend
and thank him for sharing his thoughts and comments about issues that could
determine the fate of not only America, but every country on Earth. We encourage
all those of like mind to share their thoughts as he did, through the miracle of
the World Wide Web. The more we talk amongst ourselves about the important
issues that confront all of us, in every country, the less power government will
have over us.
Perhaps one day, the world will be united in We The People under the principles
of freedom and unalienable rights, as endowed by our creator, instead of being
divided by the draconian rule of the one world order, under the dictates of the
moneyed and politically influential elite.