Now here’s an interesting projection that might come out of this “don’t-hurt their-self-esteem/grade-inflation/life-is-fair/bullying-decline-via-message” crap movement that the libs are inflicting on children.
How do you think these kiddies are going to be able to function on Internet discussion groups in the future? I mean, to really participate in these things, especially .alt’s, unmoderated forums, and newsgroups, and even to some degree on moderated forums, generally you need a pretty thick skin and pansies expecting things to be “fair” don’t last too long in the fast and loose, anonymous environment of the Internet. Of course if the child is an undisciplined spoiled brat, he/she may fall in well with the obnoxious crowd.
Now as I recall, there have been attempts to regulate the Internet. And regarding child porn and child safety, those efforts might be laudable. But trying to regulate obnoxious behavior on the Internet is like trying to herd cats, plus certain organizations have traditionally resisted any attempts by the government to regulate said Internet.
Now enter BHO and his agenda, and especially the NEA. I can easily see a scenario where he, being the computer savvy guy that he is (sarcasm), will try to make virtual “message therapy” out of the Internet. Just exactly what form that will take, I don’t know . . . but I’m not so sure it’s beyond his, and the NEA’s, reach. Nor am I sure he’s not going to try to do something . . . absolutely absurd.
No doubt Conspiracy Theories abound on this one, with the NSA, FBI, and Cyber-crime units at the center . . . especially with all these agencies under his control. Whether or not it will take the form of some 21st Century Orwellian drama, I have no idea, nor am I promoting Conspiracy Theories on the topic.
Nevertheless, I can certainly see a try. I doubt if it would be successful, and will probably, if it DOES happen, go the way of previous government efforts toward regulating the Internet . . . right into the toilet, I would hope at least. (Though government intrusion on the Internet HAS made a few inroads.)
The best and most appropriate regulators of the Internet for children are . . . PARENTS, and not the government, the NEA, or some fashionable lunatic movement from Europe. If a child needs to be protected from the Internet, it’s the duty of the . . . PARENTS!! But with Mommy out selling real estate, Daddy in a cocktail lounge trying to pick up prostitutes, and the whole dysfunctional family on BHO’s food stamps, I can see how BHO can make his usual twisted argument for government intrusion.
For children I can see this trend going one of two ways. Either they will turn out to be over-sensitive pansies unable to function in the real world, or they will turn out to be undisciplined spoiled brats . . . and plenty have turned out that way already. We might have yet another thing to “thank” BHO for if this continues.