As far as I can tell there are several motivations for websites to block VPN's. One is abusive people, in the Craigslist case the possibility that VPN users might place false ads or false responses. In Netflix case it is more likely that they are succumbing to MAFIAA's threats to reduce available content because of the ridiculous regional blocks. In both cases, I think there may be better ways to control abusers, like billing addresses, though that might not work for Craigslist false responses. In either case, it means more work for the website. They don't want you watching US content when you are in the EU, even if the exit point is in the US.
I am not aware of any way to white-list sights from the user standpoint as they are using IP addresses to do the block. Many people using VPN's have the same IP address.
That pfsense looks like it is about letting your actual IP address through, which in my mind voids one of the purposes of a VPN, at least in part. I use different exit points on the VPN to get access to different content. For example,when talking to my bank over Skype, we had a bad connection. I asked them where they were and the told me the Philippines. I switched to an exit point in Hong Kong, and talked to them without issue.
A significant part of my issue is the depressing fact of the many losses the people have had recently, along with the express disinterest in ongoing political issues. If the constituents were paying attention to everything Congress does, then I would not be so angst filled. SOPA sized efforts don't take place every day.
We have a republic, a representative government. The populace takes it for granted that the representatives will represent them. They don't. We need a SOPA+ sized effort to make them aware of the need to participate, even after the elections. I don't see THAT on the horizon. I wish I did.
I don't trust my ISP. I have the same VPN as Dave, and a tomato router configured to put all traffic on the VPN. The tomato router is placed between the local network and the ISP router. So all traffic that touches the ISP router is encrypted and sent via some exit point (PIA has thousands of servers in dozens of countries), which basically masks my location.
The one exception is when I have need to use a website that blocks VPN's. The only one I have run into is Craigslist, which I only use when I am shopping for a new used motorcycle. Not often.
That might work, if the Feds don't decide to impose their will on the states (expected any day now), or more to the point the sellers and growers of marijuana, the users being too small to bother with unless they get something else as well.
Of course, the states might get together and decide that they all want some of that tax action and force Congress to change federal law. One can only hope.
Humans have been dancing the jig of 'faith' for a number of centuries now. See where it has gotten us? Your faith over there, my faith over here, their faith someplace else. Faith in fellow mankind, faith in government, faith in a religion, etc..
Maybe the problems is in faith itself. Maybe the way to go is to always question everything, all the time. The problem is that that leaves no room for consensus, and that means we cannot all get along, ever.
So maybe the issue isn't in faith itself, but in blind faith, in anything (eg. my country right or wrong). There are some times when there is more than one right answer. Sometimes, something we take for granted (on faith) turns out to be different when we learn something new.
The whistle-blowers help us get past the treachery of government, millennials or not. And they (governments) don't like that at all. Our problem is finding a form of government that actually works, in the interest of the people, rather than in the interest of the seated government or some subset of their constituents.
Some lies are more obvious than others, and some are accepted as truth depending upon ones ideology. The determination of lying or not is in the public's hands. Now if we could get the political parties out of the equation, ideology might become less prominent, as people would have to determine their own ideology, rather than just following a party line, which interestingly changes, and even reverses, over time.
This reminds me of an old joke. Two politicians are arguing, when one exclaims to the other 'Your lying'. The other responds 'Well, yes I am, but let me finish'.
Magicians are well aware of the benefit of misdirection. With one hand they cause the audience's eyes to follow, while the other hand performs the 'magic'.
In this case, placing blame on millennials is misdirection, when the blame should be placed on baby boomers, as well as their predecessors (and possibly some antecedents), for creating the laws/rules/policies as well as actions taken that they are now embarrassed about being revealed. That embarrassment might be from the US public. as some things are exceedingly stupid, or from foreign governments. as they might have used actual diplomacy rather than the shenanigans they actually did.
The only mirror they have is sort of like the one from Snow White, and when they ask who the 'fairest in the land is', except the answer is always the person doing the asking and the definition of 'fairest' has nothing to do with good looks. The thought that they might have to look into a public 'reflection' that exposes their complicity scares the hell out of them, as well as endangers their agenda; power, more power, absolute power.
Oh, and the largely farcical notion of National Security (there might actually be SOME National Security issues) is just more misdirection in most cases, and should be labeled National Embarrassment, as a more truthful analysis.