Iranian government tries to silence the sound of freedom and opposition by closing the internet.

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by Mike
Posted December 5th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Those silly Iranian government employees. They think closing off internet access in the country because of citizen protests concerning the rigged election and “re-election” of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well as remembrance of December 6, 1953 — the killing of three of University of Tehran students by Iranian police — will stop the truth from leaking out to the rest of the civilized world. They can silence the people within their own country, blackout Twitter and Facebook access, and overall bring internet access in the country to a crashing halt, but they can’t stop the rest of the world from spreading the word.

What’s interesting is that back in the 50’s, stopping the flow of information was much easier. With the main communication being paper or voice based, it wasn’t too hard to silence opposition. Now that something so simple as clicking the “send” button can instantly share the truth with millions of people is truly a monumental thing to grasp. The internet for better or worse has evolved into a lifeline for many around the world. A place to communicate, entertain, and inspire.

The Iranian government’s crackdown may leave them feeling like they are in control, that they can continue their oppressive politics and archaic ways. Little do they know that they are not in control. They are a dying breed. The internet and the voice of the people punished for voicing their opinions and feelings will spread the truth louder than any government crackdown can silence, faster than any bullet can travel and further than any decree can clame rule.

Go ahead and Protest. Give them hell.

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