In order for information to be free, ideas themselves must be allocated many rights enjoyed by individual organisms

Under our sun, even plants have as much right and opportunity to exist as we do. Humans occupy an incredibly special, exalted place in our planet's ecosystem, and we recognise this by intuitively upholding the rights of our companion animals to be treated well. Even in our own self-interest, we recognise intrinsically that even our food animals deserve lives of decent quality before the inevitable.

We follow this concept down each rung of the evolutionary ladder in our production of food; the tree bearing substandard fruit is felled. Another is planted in the hope of better produce.

Indeed we recognise that a good quality existence is necessary for our own betterment. Houses unsuitable for habitation are condemned and demolished and new homes are constructed, because it is always healthier to hope and work for a better future rather than bemoan our prospects and long for death.

What then, of information? What of ideas? Do ideas deserve rights in conjunction with our recognition of our need for quality of life?

Galileo's excellent idea that Earth orbited Sol was rejected by authority. A factual finding denied the right even to existence; "and yet, it moves"!

To prevent the abuse of authority by those who would repress information in order to oppress people, we must demand complete information freedom, especially on the Internet, regardless of the cost. Humanity must embrace the incredible position we find ourselves in, as co-creators of our own reality along with the universal forces, such as gravity and evolution, which both brought our world into being and continue to shape our environment.

For this, even ideas must be afforded many of the rights of living things. It is proper to loved and cherish good ideas as we would treat a loved plant. We care for and nourish it well, and give it adequate exposure. This advancing argument, presenting an ethical justifications for ideas as living things (though they are not alive as we are alive) is incredibly important. If our species wishes to progress to the next obvious stage of our political evolution, that being global governance, we must cease our reliance on egregious rent-seeking behaviours which hold regarding intellectual property as a fungible resource.

Your ideas may be your own, but as your children are yours, you will never own them. Once brought into existence they slowly acquire their own life, their own will, their own ability to exert an influence entirely their own on our shared reality.

People such as Aaron Schwartz have sadly given their very lives to the concept of information freedom, as they saw the desire to profit from sequestering knowledge for the truly reprehensible practice it is. Engaging in the act of creation purely for respect or reward is an entropic activity and cannot last. Chains unjustly placed on knowledge will be broken for us to achieve true wisdom. For more information, there is a collaborative work on the subject located here:

Whether or not we choose to accept it, information is and will be completely free, in every useful sense, as it always has been. This is a chance for you to uphold good principles of freedom, love by declaring your support for the right of ideas to exist through demanding complete information freedom. Beginning with the digital world, this new development will sweepingly change the very landscape. Once we understand the importance of the concept of information freedom, our Earth will become a garden of ideas; a truly amazing place which everyone will enjoy to the fullest, and of which we can be justifiably proud.


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