Black People : Is The Internet A Blessing Or A Curse?

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  1. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm starting to have second thoughts about what I'm hearing/reading/etc. via the message boards: And, as I have told a few of you before, one either masters this new technology, or winds up becoming slaves to it...

    I continue to give props to the sista for atttempting to do the first...

    Though nobody can do this for us!

    Some things we need and should want to do for ourselves...

    FYI...
     
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    It's a blessing; people just like cursing on it, a whole lot! lol
     
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    it can be both (blessing and curse)..depending on what you use it for.
     
  4. Keita Kenyatta

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    That depends on your position. For example: there are archives on 99.5 wbai fm that reveal that for the last 10 years that the NSA has copies of every e-mail, every post, every telephone or cell call ever made in this country. Think about that for a minute. This means that you could easily be having conversation with, exchanges with and e-mailing people that you don't really know...or don't know who they may know or be affiliated with or what organization they may be tied to. In essence, every last one of us could technically be what the government considers as homeland terrorist without our even knowing it.

    Lets face it for what it is and stop being naive. No government in existence can ever maintain control of a people or a nation without knowing for a fact "what the masses of its people are thinking, saying and doing at all times". Back in the day when religion was the ultimate power and before the masses could read and write, this was the purpose that "confessionals" served. Now that the masses can read and write and a lot of people aren't necessarily religious with church being the ultimate power that it once was, the government still has to keep in step in terms of KNOWING for a FACT what it's people are thinking and saying and doing.

    This is the purpose of polls and the extra info that is asked when one fills out applications for credit, banking, in hospitals, for insurance and everything else. Since everything is technological now in terms of computers, the government still has to have control and KNOW what is being THOUGHT, SAID and DONE by the masses that it feels it has to CONTROL in order for it to maintain power. Therefore every e-mail, every post on every website, every web page, every cell call or phone call is recorded and fed into computers. This I know to be a fact. This is also the purpose DRONES. The government isn't so naive that IT REALLY BELIEVES all the things that we may say or write or exchange on these sites. No No No, it wants to SEE FOR THEMSELVES!

    They want to monitor and be sure of their power and control. Thus we have facial recognition cameras all around the country...in streetlights, billboards, cable boxes and in programs on our computers that watch us while we think we're watching someone or something else. These records go back at least 10 years that they have on the masses. So now you have to decide for yourselves if all of this is really a curse or a blessing.

    We think we are so advanced and so ahead of the rest of the world all because we live in America. The truth is far from what we may believe to be true. We are the most CONTROLLED. We are the most politically ignorant. We are the least educated, the least nutritionally fed and a whole host of things. Do the research for yourself...please, whatever you do, don't believe anything that I write because the information is out there if you really want to know.

    Remember: This is your life, your body, your mind and your future. Only you can decide if you want to live and control your life or if you're happy allowing someone else to do it for you.

    Htp!!
     
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    For any group of people who have some form of unity,
    and focus,
    and who are not complacent, it is a blessing;
    They for the past 12 years have networked busineses, homes, farms, and investments,
    as well as home schooling resources for themselves.
    they have also used to it for political organizing,
    and have organized for their advantage,
    as well as networking health information that the big corporations do not want people to know.
    They have networked employment opportunites for each other as well, and found gainfull employment even in the slump of 2008


    But for any group of people without a collective focus, it is not a curse but a toy.And toys keep people at the level of endless children never growing or progressing, never seeking solutions to the problems they face, but happy to lose focus in sports, movies, and tabloids

    For emotional types who will say anything and everything when ever they get angry it is a curse, cause they play right into the hands of Fascism snoop de loop technologies
     
  7. chuck

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    Let me put this forth to help broaden/deepen/etc. the discussion and debate...

    First of all, what set off the Great (Black) Migration was the rise of the U. S. version of apartheid, itself one of the original alleged backroom deals between two white candidates for president, aka the Hayes/Tilden deadlock, i. e., which led to the removal of U. S. troops from former rebel held states, followed by the rise of the KKK, and the ouster of black elected politicians, on the local/county/state/federal levels, etc.

    It is therefore amazing there was ever a southern backed black grassroots movement to end white racist backed politicians at all!

    Flashforward and we get plagued with one message as regards the alleged use of the so called social media to bring about change in every nation other than the one we live in the midst of?

    Yeah, right!

    But, do factor in the hyping of this now being a consumer driven economy, i. e., whereas everybody merely caters to particular markets...

    And, as much as I regret having to lay the blame at any one individual, such is a case study of President Obama's obvious game plan, e. g., no need for any revolutions in everybody else's lifetime, whereas the revolutionary transformation of this nation is long overdue.

    Instead, the means need not be limited to one or the other, only the minds change and the rest will follow...

    I. e., the right of those who were and are the victims, to defend themselves against any and all victimizers..

    So, let us strive to master this new technology, in order to bring about needed and wanted change in this nation, not allow others to misuse it to undermine our continued efforts...

    FYI...

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  8. Keita Kenyatta

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    TOO LATE!....WE ARE ALREADY 50 YEARS BEHIND THEM!!
     
  9. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Was this technology available to us as individuals way back when?

    No...

    It was and is being imposed on all of us...

    We have to play catch up anyway!

    FYI...

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    We are merely considered the nation's present day largest minority...

    As was and is true: The majority white tends to go along with whatever their pecking order's minority movers/shakers/etc. usher in via various means/ways/etc.

    What most of them fail to realize or recognize:

    These are labor REPLACING tecnologies...

    Fewer do more etc.

    The flip side is what determined individuals can use it to do, i. e., to in order to network above/beyond/etc. the so called usual demographics etc.

    So medium is is hyped to merely be:

    Political medium it was and is to me...

    FYI...

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