“Information is Neutral” and Other Social Myths (Our 2600 Article)

When we hackers say “information is neutral” and “information should be free,” a common response to this is, “What the hell are you talking about?” They then would, of course, cite the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse (terrorists, drug dealers, pedophiles, and organized crime) and other examples of how information is not neutral. To which …

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Why I am Against The Equality Act in its Present Form

There has been a lot of talk in the press lately about The Equality Act which this time around, may in fact be passed into law. But here's the thing, I don't trust the social alarmism of the conservative press any more than I trust the trusting enthusiasm of the left-ward press to fully elucidate …

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The Tor Hidden Service Mirror of Red Liberty is Back Online!

Years ago when I first put Red Liberty (then known as Thought Foundry Blog) up onto the censorship resistant internet (A.K.A. "darknet") I configured a Tor Hidden Service running an nginx webserver on an old Raspberry Pi I had laying around. As the blog grew so did the diversity of my readers. It alarmed me …

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The Seeds of An Idea: All Men Are Brothers

There is this thing I've had for a long time now, the seed of an idea not yet fully formed. When I try to put it on paper it comes out all wrong. When I try to connect the dots in the way my spirit understands, it comes out all wrong. It's something deep inside …

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Getting From Zero To Hero With I2P and Tor Browser on Debian/Ubuntu: A How To

This post is released under the GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.3 Usually this blog is about social issues, activism, politics, and so forth. But this post is a little different. You may be asking yourself, "What is I2P? Why is Red Liberty (a political blog) suddenly giving tech tutorials?" Well, I will explain what …

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An Open Letter To The Youth: To Prevent Future Regrets and Save The World

How I was shy in the days of High School! I was the kid who was known to say nothing at all. I sat with people at lunch who did not really know me and who I did not really know. Only in the last year or so, or perhaps the second to last year …

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Bicycle Day: The Psychedelic Experience, God, and the Future of LSD

What's all this got to do with LSD? I'll get to that in a minute. Men have forgotten God The old anti-communist Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn said of the Russian Revolution, "Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for …

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