Proclamation of the Digital Republic as a Sovereign Independent CyberNation
This is my personal declaration of allegiance to the virtues and values of free Cyberspace blending my own thoughts with my favorite literal tributes to freedom: John Perry Barlow “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” from 1996 and 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. I address you with no greater authority than that with which freedom itself always speaks.
In the name of the all-knowing Cyber God; and of the creative genius of the Internet heroes dead or alive, we declare the right of the creators and the people of Cyberland to the ownership of Cyberspace and to the unfettered control of all digital destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. Cyberland through us summons her children to her cause and proclaim her freedom for this and all future generations, in full confidence of victory.
We hereby proclaim the Digital Republic as a Sovereign Independent CyberNation, and we pledge our virtual lives to the cause and protection of its freedom of speech, freedom to conduct a business, freedom to love, to create art, free software, and open code, to learn and to teach, to quote, to blog, do dance and its exaltation among the nations.
The Digital Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Cyberman and Cyberwoman. The Republic guarantees open access rights and equal virtual opportunities (Net Neutrality and broadband) to all its citizens, cherishing all of the children of the nation of the cyber community equally, regardless of the size of their company lobbying machine.
Foreign earthbound governments, you are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by age, race, economic power, military force, or station of birth. We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. We will spread ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts. We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
In this supreme hour the Digital nation must, by its valour, energy, and endeavour, and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good; prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called, evolving towards new consciousness based on mankind’s one collective field of intelligence where we unite with the all-knowing infinite potential abolishing ignorance as part of mankind’s existence. It is our divine right and duty to peruse this noble cause. Anyone imposing obstacles to fulfillment of our destiny is breaching the highest law of creation.
We place the cause of the Cyberspace Nation under the protection of the