A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…
..a kind of “optical delusion” of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We cannot solve our problems with (the same thinking) we used when we created them.
On July 24, 2014, a developer or developers at “WordPress” made the (conscious and deliberate) decision to change their service and deny me and “every” (WordPress user), the ability to manipulate, and/or, in the developer’s words, (stretch and smoosh) media, (referring to pictures and graphics).
Which is in violation of the contract that WordPress entered into with me as the proprietor and publisher of…
This action taken by WordPress and/or, the employees and representatives of WordPress.com is in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution under the freedom of speech and freedom of press provisions.
Question: Why am I sharing this information in my post?
As a matter of legal status since WordPress.com (does not) provide an address or phone number for their office, and/or, offices, if this conflict ends up going to court, this publication establishes (my due diligence) in reporting my grievance to WordPress.com.
One more time…
Freedom of speech, of the press, of association, of assembly and petition — this set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as “Freedom of Expression.”
The Supreme Court has written that this freedom is “the matrix, the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom.” Without it, other fundamental rights, like the right to vote, would wither and die.
The ACLU’s Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology (SPT) is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. The project is currently working on a variety of issues, including political protest, freedom of expression online, privacy of electronic information, journalists’ rights, scientific freedom, and openness in the courts. (Source, aclu.org.)
One more time…
All WordPress has to do to make this go away, ..is (change) the few lines of code “they” changed to create this problem.
Will reason and common sense prevail?