Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Internet Under Attack

The Internet Under Attack
By Stephen J. Gray

“A new effort to hand control over the Internet to the United Nations is underway as oppressive regimes such as the communist dictatorship ruling mainland China clamor for more censorship and regulation of the World Wide Web” [1]

Does anybody doubt that the “free enterprise elites” and their communist comrades and some of our democracy-challenged political puppets wish to shut down, censor or control the Internet? Just look at all the proposed legislation from various countries, the proposed internet surveillance Bill C-30 in Canada that caused a furore amongst its citizens. This bill has for the moment been sent to committee for changes. A number of countries have signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), including Canada. Another proposed piece of legislation was the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which was stopped after protests in some countries. Then it was brought back again: An article headlined “Ireland Signs Controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime” can be seen at link below. [2]

Make no mistake, the push is on to censor the internet and perhaps try to shut it down. For the first time in the history of the human race, people around the world are able to interact almost instantly. The powers that be do not like losing control of their propaganda platforms. They no doubt will come up with a plan to control, censor, and tax, and dream up false flag agendas, perhaps using their favourite excuses, “national security” or “not in the public interest,” or “official secrets act” as a reason to censor and control information.

The internet has enabled people to access data that was available only in books or libraries. Getting and researching this information before the advent of the internet was time consuming and some travelling. Now people with a home computer or laptop can access information from their own residences. Before the internet, people depended on information from newspapers, radio, and television, and still do, but the propensity for the news to be managed and controlled or censored is in the hands of the aforementioned sources. A few conglomerate media corporations control the news business. I believe these media corporations are not in the business of upsetting other corporate elites who advertise on and with their media empires. Therefore, the news can be sanitized or suitably massaged to make sure it does not upset those who rule the roost. In fact, people could be fired or let go if they speak and write too many articles upsetting to the elites.

“…we have seen MSNBC on the left purge Pat Buchanan from the network and Fox News on the right eliminate Judge Andrew Napolitano and Freedom Watch for expressing opinions and views that threaten the political institutions, control and goals of the power elite.” Ron Holland [3]

The “power elites” of this world do not like to lose control, or to have the masses having access to alternative media. The internet has seen a massive surge of alternative media and the mainstream media has seen a large decline in newspaper circulation. There are alternative TV news websites, Facebook and YouTube—these have enabled people to get their stories and pictures out that the corporate mainstream media has censored. But, censorship has raised its ugly head even on Facebook and YouTube and there has been some information censored. So the push is on, as I said earlier, to control or censor the internet.

“Any attempts to expand intergovernmental powers over the Internet—no matter how incremental or seemingly innocuous—should be turned back.” [4]
Robert M. McDowell

The internet is the last bastion of real freedom in the world today. But, I believe its days could be numbered. I believe the political puppets and their elitist advisers are working overtime to censor, control and tax it. These people do not like freedom of speech or freedom of expression, that’s why they brought in so-called “human rights commissions.” Now the internet is their next project for suppression of freedom. Make no mistake, the battle is on and we the people are their intended prisoners of a controlled information and spy system that they would like to impose. That is why the internet is under attack.

Stephen J. Gray
March 3, 2012.






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