Three reasons to destroy the Internet
The following comes straight from the charter of alt.destroy.the.internet,
the newsgroup whose ultimate goal is nothing less than the destruction
of the Internet, "that menace to society whose very existence threatens
the lives of countless millions of people...or at least countless millions
of dollars." Why destroy the Internet?
- The Internet is a menace to society. These people are the ones who KNOW
they're right, and they delight in dictating their opinions to others,
secure in the knowledge that their opinions will be taken as gospel. The
media barons, the politicians, the self-proclaimed Watchdogs of
Society...these are the people whose existence is threatened by the
Internet. The Internet actually dares to make all of its users EQUAL, and
anyone can question anyone else's opinion. The Internet allows the
transmission of uncensored news and information, free of the modifications
made to it by newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. This concept of free
thought and questioning of authority is a dangerous one! So to preserve
the status quo, where the few tell the many what to think, THE INTERNET
MUST BE DESTROYED!
- The Internet threatens business. An entire industry has been built on the
structure of society, where the mindless masses sit at home while messages
are beamed at them twenty-four hours a day - on TV, on the radio, in
newspapers and magazines, on billboards, in the mail, and in any other
form that can be conceived. Billions and billions of dollars in profits
are made from advertising in this manner...and best of all, the public
doesn't even have much of an opportunity to speak out against it. But the
Internet is largely opposed to mass, in-your-face advertising...look at
what happens when those brave pioneers, Canter & Seigel and Skinny Dip
Thigh Cream, actually dared to do an in-your-face ad on Usenet! People
are actually able to speak out against advertising...what's more, they can
question the content of advertising - so that messages can't be beamed
directly into their heads the way they can on TV! And as the Internet
becomes more popular, traditional advertising methods (the backbone of
standard media) are being threatened! Billions of dollars in profits are
at risk! So, to preserve the status quo and make sure that the advertising
industry remains safe and secure, THE INTERNET MUST BE DESTROYED!
- The Internet is a pain in the ass! The terrible lag, the sudden dropped
carriers, bandwidth-wasting, time-wasting utilities like IRC and MUDs,
thousands and thousands of useless Usenet messages, mass spammings,
poorly-written sex stories...not to mention the urge to KILL you get when
the message, or file that you've just spent the past SIX HOURS writing
suddenly vanishes into the black hole of the Net because your system has
just frozen...it's such a royal PAIN! People get so damn frustrated at the
Net, and they just want to go somewhere to vent their frustrations at this
so-called miracle of modern technology. The Internet? BAH! Who needs it?!?
Let's just DESTROY THE INTERNET so that we never have to deal with the
damn thing again!!
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