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Freedom?

What is freedom? The word, the feeling and the meaning of freedom is really hard to achieve nowadays. Different people have different views on what freedom, really is. For some, freedom is if they are simply happy with life and nothing goes wrong, for others is if they can think freely and express themselves in the way they want to. Some, even tied by the many rules of different religions, consider themselves free. So what is freedom after all?

Let’s begin discovering the meaning of the word, “freedom”. In a very short sentence, freedom is the exemption from external control, interference, regulation and dependence.
Reading carefully the description of freedom, we see that it is, actually absent. Everything in this world, is connected. And I really mean everything, I challenge you, and anyone here to point out something that isn’t somehow dependent of something else. It’s really a tough challenge, because everything is dependent of something.

Now we get to the point where we have just realized that the word “freedom” is actually a paradox. But we can’t let this feeling, this word die like this. Millions of lives were taken to achieve and defend “freedom”. You may ask yourself, if there is nothing free, then why do people fight for it?

I personally like to call it “Human Freedom”. Human freedom does not have the same meaning as the word “freedom”, I added the word “human”, to complete it. With human before freedom, the meaning of the word totally changes. Instead of referring to the absence of dependence overall, it focus only on human connections. Being able to express yourself freely, not being a slave to someone else, the choice to be whatever you want is what human freedom really is.

Freedom itself does not exist, but human freedom does, our freedom. Because after all, humans worst enemy are humans. Don’t get me wrong and think that I believe in Governments crap, I am a supporter of logic, and our laws and society are not working, we need to change and fast. I am a great supporter of The Zeitgeist Movement, and I believe that not even one side of political views can be totally correct, there is no such thing as perfection.

Think!

– Guilherme Pedrosa

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S.O.P.A and P.I.P.A

S.O.P.A and P.I.P.A are proposed legislations, designed to tackle online piracy, with particular emphasis on illegal copies of films and other forms of media hosted on foreign servers. These bills propose that anyone found guilty of streaming copyrighted content without permission 10 or more times within six months, should face up to five years in jail.

If this bills are passed by the Senate, and by the House of Representatives, it will be a big mistake by the U.S.A. This kind of laws exist in countries where the freedom of speech doesn’t exist, like China or Iran. This will not only affect online piracy but the whole internet. Once the American Government have the legal power to shut down sites and control what you say, do or share on the Internet, everything will fall down.
Websites that promote piracy will be shut down, people that will be angry with it will be shut down and eventually everyone in the Internet, will be arrested. This will go on until the whole Internet is ruled by the Government where you can only say what they allow you to say and where you can only see, what they want you to see. Truth will no longer be available, and you will be brain washed. That is called a dictatorship!

Even the word piracy nowadays is completely wrong. What piracy does is to share content all over the world, increasing the number of people that could buy that piracy object. If done right, with the names of the authors, piracy is not harmful but helpful.

Do not let them control us, we should control them!

Think the Truth.

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