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Some “intellectuals” or “thinkers” are better known than others. Some never leave their “pigeonhole“, others speak freely, but have little lasting content and some are so influential that it only becomes apparent much later on in their career or life that they made a real difference in the way we live.
For some of you, all of this is old hat, but in an ever increasing combine of corporations + government, intertwined with politicians a.k.a “robber barons” that support “large special interests” often of Obscure Origins, we are headed for a new fascist order at a dazzling speed far greater and faster than the fascist order, ever imagined by the likes of George Orwell. From Stallman’s book Free Software Free Society: Selected Readings (2002) a few pages especially for students about READING:
WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY LIBRARIES ARE PURGING THEIR SHELVES???
Privacy is the key word on the global battlefield for individual freedom, slowly it is being eroded by the false preachers of certain sectarian beliefs, corporate knowledge banks (University) Play to Pay politicians and their institutional goons. To put some of this in perspective listen to an interview with Richard M. Stallman, in one minute of listening you gain a different view of your favorite tools. Many more lectures and interviews are available on Youtube simply by putting his name in the search bar. Remember do your own research and do not fall into the trap of common words like “progressive”, green, socialist, right wing etc. Most of these names and words or “movements” have been hijacked or co-opted if you prefer to use a sweeter word for other Agendas, of a different social, economical, religious, business or other nature. Awareness is your best guide!