Thursday, November 24, 2005

HTTP 403 (Forbidden)

For a month now, when I try to long onto my favorite website in arabic, I get this message in bold : "You are not authorized to view this page." I need some information. Can you help me get the latest posts in that website Minister, Doctor, Preacher A. Ghaffar?
There was an old book.. came out in the first half of last century called 1984.. the whole idea was a dysfunctional authoritarian system could only function when everything was completely the opposite. The main character, Winston Smith, worked for the ministry of truth* which was responsible for spreading lies and manipulating the public in a fictional country called oceania... sounds painfully familiar to me! If George Orwell, the Author, heard about what we have here (MOI)... he would pull back the books from the shelves.. republish them again.. and called it the ministry of information, for ease of reference.
At times when you CLAIM that your heart is broken in half that the religious fanatics are taking over the country, and that its bad for business, and they're chasing all the investments away.. and yada yada yada... why do you close down the most liberal website in arabic in the world wide web? Is that terribly wise to counter and absorb the fundamentalism brewing in the street?
Do you really need someone to dumb it down for you and explain that when you take channels and outlets away, and stop people from expressing themselves, they get upset? And when they get upset and can't express themselves, they get more upset! And when they get really upset, and the only thing they get to listen to,(after you shot down and shut up every other opinion) asks them to go on a killing rampage, because god wants it that way, THEY WILL FUCKING DO IT!
Is that what you want? You want the people to get frustrated? Well congradulations! You did a wonderful job!
* I highly recommend you to read/ or read about the Novel 1984. " The novel was written by George Orwell under the title of The Last Man in Europe. However, the book's publishers in both the United Kingdom and the United States, where it was simultaneously released, moved to change its title for marketing purposes to Nineteen Eighty-Four. First published on June 8, 1949, The book begins approximately on April 4th, 1984 (the first entry in Winston Smith's diary) at 13:00 ("It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen...")."
George Orwell is the best political satarical writer in the world. His most famous book was Animal Farm.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Don Cox said...

I strongly recommend Orwell's collected essays, book reviews, etc, too. I have them in several volumes of paperbacks. He was one of the best writers in English ever.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous mortgage online said...

thought-provoking, mootable pv. just my thoughts, well anyways gl & be chipper is what i say

1:22 AM  

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