Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Wikipedia Blackout Puts A Stop To My World Of Free Knowledge
I read in one of my online news sources that workers working on widening the Panama Canal are striking, due to being way underpaid.
I did not know the Panama Canal was being widened and was curious as to what level of involvement America still has in the Panama Canal.
So, as I often do when I seek info, I Googled and clicked on the Wikipedia link. The Panama Canal article popped up, quickly followed by the message you see above. asking us to "Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge."
Okay, I tried, but I can't imagine what I'm being asked to imagine.
I can easily imagine a world without stupid people. That would be a nice world.
Near as I can tell, this Wikipedia blackout is being caused by too many stupid people sending too many stupid people to Washington, D.C. to represent them, where they've stupidly come up with some stupid legislation that, like I said, near as I can tell, is an American world wide assault on Freedom of Speech.
That really sounds terribly un-American to me.