Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Internet Is a Basic Human Right? BULLSHIT!

Some article from the BBC just blew my fucking mind:

Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
Well isn't that a Mary fucking Poppin's rose colored glasses view of the world.

The Internet is a utility, just like phones and cable television.

If you can't afford them, you can't have them at home, so how is it a "basic human right"?

Starving people dying of hunger should be able to eat, isn't that a basic human right?

How about all the children that die daily from malnutrition, malaria, or a bunch of other diseases too numerous to count that a simple pill or vaccination would save, what about their basic human rights to live?

Then we have people dying in wars, drive by shootings, muggings, robbery and women in Cambodia are apparently being raped every time they turn around, what about their basic human rights to live and live without fear?

Well fuck them all, it's too complicated to fix all those basic human rights abuses.

Turn your head or stick it in the sand like an ostrich, ignore the real lack of human rights.


Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit.

What good is Freedom of speech when YOU'RE FUCKING DEAD!

Remember the phrase "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"?

Well, if you aren't fed, vaccinated and get a pill when you're sick, clean water, a roof over your head, basic human needs kind of shit, there is no life.

I'm sure people out there drinking water that looks worse than what I just flushed down my toilet, while sipping that cup of sickly bacteria infested mud, sits around with their peers saying "You know, if we just had the Internet all our problems would miraculously be solved!"

Driving a car to get to a job, school, home, shopping, etc. should be a basic human right too but it's a privilege and so is riding the bus or the train if you can't afford the fare. Obviously walking everywhere you need to go won't work for all things, nor would riding a bike assuming you could afford one.

However, that Internet, can't fucking live without it.

Sorry people, you had freedom of speech before the Internet and you still have it even if you can't get online. Obviously you aren't participating with the masses that can afford the Internet, but you probably couldn't afford to sit down in a nice restaurant and chat with them either.

Besides, the Internet is free at the local library.

Let's just explore how accessible the Internet is at the library just for fun and assume the library will let in the smelly street bums walking around with a load of shit in their pants to sit and smear it all over the library chairs and computers.

They have to let them in, right?

Not allowing the bum smelling fouler than a barnyard pig Internet access would deprive someone with crap oozing over his belt loop and urine filled squishing shoes his basic human rights, right?

Yeah, I knew all you Internet bleeding hearts bullshit artists were all full of shit and wouldn't let Mr. Squishy Pants in the library either.


Unknown said...

You know your right Internet in no way is a human right. A very large necessity but not a human right. You know just the other day i was shipping one of my vehicles overseas and i stumbled with Auto Shipping Network. Had I not had internet those people wouldn't of gotten my business. But i do have internet so I was good.

ergophobe said...

They'll pry my keyboard from my cold dead fingers.

If you're going to dispute my fundamental right to internet access, what's next? I suppose you want to take away my right to download free music after that?

One by one, my cherished freedoms being eroded away by evil, intolerant fascists. What is the world coming to?

IncrediBILL said...

Nobody said you couldn't have the internet, it's just not a basic human right.

If you can afford it or have access to it, fine.

Otherwise, you're without, just like people that don't have cable or satellite TV.

ergophobe said...

What! There are people who don't have satellite TV? You can't be serious. I thought this was a serious place. quit bullshitting me. I thought there was some UN Convention on our inalienable rights to satellite TV back in the early 1990s...

If I were to take off the clown hat for a bit, I would have to admit that I agree with Bill. On a planet where over a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, how can we even think of making a internet access a priority, let alone classify it as a fundamental right?

Do you realize that by 2015, I believe more Africans will have television in their homes than will have easy access to safe drinking water?

I don't know what a "basic human right" is, but if there are some, "access to drinkable water" must be second behind "access to breathable air"

Maverickguy said...

This sort of puts things into perspective...

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