Thursday, February 04, 2010

Obama's totalitarian plans for the Net ~ By Phil Elmore

Commentary from WorldNetDaily
Phil Elmore By Phil Elmore Posted: February 04, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2010 The Internet, the network of networks through which we communicate and transfer data worldwide, is an integral part of modern society. Any threat to the Internet, and to the free exchange of information thereon, arguably threatens American society and American security. A threat to the Internet silences the voices of millions of people engaged in free speech in the largest public square imaginable. A threat to the Internet endangers commerce domestically and internationally. A threat to the Internet is now a threat to the fabric of our technologically saturated world. While some might welcome the disconnection of the countless plugs running from the World Wide Web to the phones in our pockets and to the brains in our skulls, they are the minority. When the Internet became infrastructure, we became its dependents as surely as we continue to create its content. Previously in Technocracy, we called Barack Hussein Obama "our technology dictator," in recognition of his initially shrewd and subsequently overexposed use of multiple media to inflict his visage on us. Obama's omnipresence on every flickering screen and in every possible venue competed only with his steadfast refusal to give up his personal data device, flouting years of White House security tradition and forcing the people who take care of such things to provide him with a specially prepared PDA hardened against hacking. Obama has, from the first days of his presidency, displayed a distinct technological savvy – which has, in his every word and deed, quickly manifested itself as a desire to control every technological venue in which Americans might conceivably find utility, entertainment or employment. Mr. Obama has wasted no time implementing this destructive, invasive, oppressive worldview where the Internet is concerned. He is, after all, the man who previously sought the power of a collective "off" switch for the Web – in the form of a Senate bill that would give the White House "the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet." We covered the dangers of "net neutrality" in October after first, perhaps optimistically, suggesting that an Internet controlled by the United States and its commitment to individual rights would prevent the establishment of thoughtcrime. It has become clear that a government empowered to enforce its vision of net neutrality will only do harm, interfering in commerce while opening the door to the institution of the very thoughtcrime the concept of "net neutrality" is intended, idealistically, to prevent. Should we be surprised, then, that Barack Hussein Obama is an ardent supporter of this most recent evolution of a once high-minded principle? Obama has said, "I'm a big believer in net neutrality," and he wants to empower the unelected, unaccountable autocrats at the FCC to force you and your Internet Service Provider to toe his totalitarian line. Even if they lose the court battle over whether Obama can impose new government rules on the Internet, they intend to do it anyway. The overlords at the Federal Communications Commission are even now plotting and scheming to find a way around the law and our court system, inflicting their controls on us regardless of what we want, what our judges say or what the Constitution might contain. READ FULL STORY >
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