05.05.2009 Uncategorized No Comments

Proxy Sites – Why We Support Them

Here at FIM, we have put a significant amount of time and effort into the proxy niche.

We operate a few proxies, such as A Bebo Proxy, but mainly we run proxy lists like Proxy Leech and @ Proxy.

Financially speaking, this is a horrible niche.  I think we’re spending more in terms of development and promotion than we’re earning in terms of revenue.  That doesn’t even consider the costs of hosting and of dealing with the ridiculously high levels of hacking attempts these sites endure.

These sites are very rewarding, however, in non-monetary terms.  Government organizations all over the globe are growing far too powerful.  They are forgetting that government only exists at the consent of the governed.

The founding fathers of the United States placed freedom of speech at the top of the Bill of Rights — even above the right to keep and bear arms.  They saw free speech as the most important right a free people, and I am inclined to agree with them.

Unfortunately, free speech requires a certain amount of anonymity.  It is simply not safe for many people to speak their minds when their opinions might disagree with those held by powerful governmental organizations.

I am not referring only to the mad mullah’s of Iran. Even in America, young people have been punished for speaking freely about events occurring in their public schools  and universities.  The United States government oppresses those most whom we entrust to their care.  It raises American children to believe that censorship is acceptable and that their opinions are not worthy of sharing. In government colleges and universities, students are punished for disagreeing with the propaganda being preached by their schools academic and administrative staff.

These people need to be opposed — both at home and abroad.  Free speech is important for everyone if we intend to live in a prosperous and peaceful world.  This is why we both operate and support proxy sites.

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