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Obama’s Takeover Of The Internet Was Spear-Headed By Self-Admitted Marxists

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“Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.”

There is NOTHING NEUTRAL about the Net Neutrality rules being imposed by the FCC vote and ruling yesterday.  While the ignorantly gullible and emoting public gobbles up words the Oligarchs and Marxists use to sell it as ‘fairness’ and ‘cheaper’ – the actual architects and movers and shakers of the rules imposed by the FCC and FEC yesterday had completely different motives.  ‘Net Neutrality’ is just a sell word – same as the “Affordable Care Act” was used to push the complete takeover of the healthcare system via ObamaCare.

While we already have learned everything we do on the Internet is spied on by the NSA, catalogued and stored by the various Alphabets at Mordor On The Potomac, the same generation that went berserk over learning GW Bush ordered incoming international cell phone calls from overseas tapped – are jumping for joy over the FCC takeover of the internet whose rules are STILL being kept secret as I write this.  In short – they are cheering the takeover, taxation and restriction of their own playground.  Once the consequences of yesterday hit them, and broadband across the board slows to dial-up speed, who will they be directed to hate for that?  Will they demand Obama nationalize AT&T, Verizon and Comcast?  They certainly are not going to blame Obama or government. I know – blame Republicans, probably talking points are already written for that.

‘Net Neutrality’ as a term is as Orwellian as anything we have ever heard before.  The operative word of what happened yesterday is not NEUTRALITY, but NEUTRALIZE – as in to neutralize all non-‘progressive’ (i.e.: Marxist/Fascist) ideas from the internet and media.  Neutralize the average American from internet access by fees, taxes and fines upon everything they do on the internet.  Neutralize Capitalism from the internet.

Sound crazy?  Those are the words of one of the main architects of the top secret plans the Leftists strong armed the FCC to impose by fiat.  Consider it a Socialist-run purge of the internet.  Their  ultimate goal is banning and restricting content and limiting communication that poses a threat to the Ruling Class Tyrants in power and the various bogus agendas they push.  For now, it is about getting the media giants into the control of government and micromanaging how the internet itself runs and what can be charged for it so a ridiculous treasure-trove of untapped revenue can be streamed into the greedy hands of government via taxes and fees for everything that happens online.  Imagine having to pay taxes, or a ‘digital postage stamp’ on every e-mail you send and how much data you upload or download. The requirement of a digital ID before you can get online.  Those things are coming, they were made possible yesterday.  Today they set up the bureaucracy and target revenue streams.

Tomorrow, it is about silencing dissent.

Oppose the Climate Change and Global Warming hoax?  The net will be devoid of any dissent.  Anything that supports actual science instead of their agenda will be scrubbed and removed.

Support a political position or candidate that is not a Socialist/Marxist Ruling Class Oligarch?  That will fall under FEC campaign rules and the fees and fines and reporting duties are so onerous and mind boggling – the IRS scandal that targeted Conservative groups will seem like child’s play.

This people have absolutely no clue or idea what happened to them yesterday as the velvet coup marches on to impose the MarxoFascist ‘Utopia’ on a nation these evil beings seek to punish and destroy.

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The powers behind the FCC’s muscling of the Internet

Today’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body.

“Net neutrality’s goal is to empower the federal government to ration and apportion Internet bandwidth as it sees fit, and to thereby control the Internet’s content,” says Phil Kerpen, an anti-net-neutrality activist from the group American Commitment.

The courts have previously ruled the FCC’s efforts to impose “net neutrality” out of bounds, so the battle isn’t over. But for now, the FCC has granted itself enormous power to micromanage the largely unrestrained Internet.

Back in the 1990s, the Clinton administration teamed up with Internet pioneers to promote a hands-off approach to the new industry and keep it free from discriminatory taxation. Many still prefer that policy. Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab and the charity One Laptop Per Child, says that net neutrality “doesn’t make sense” because “the truth is, not all bits [of data] are created equal.”

Will Marshall, head of the Progressive Policy Institute (which was once a favorite think tank of Clinton Democrats), issued a statement that net neutrality “endorses a backward-looking policy that would apply the brakes to the most dynamic sector of America’s economy.”

But such voices have been drowned out by left-wing activists who want to manage the Internet to achieve their political objectives. The most influential of these congregate around the deceptively named Free Press, a liberal lobby co-founded in 2002 by Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor.

His goals have always been clear. “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies,” he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. “But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” Earlier in 2000, he told the Marxist magazine Monthly Review: “Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.” When I interviewed him in 2010, he admitted he is a socialist and said he was “hesitant to say I’m not a Marxist.”

In essence, what McChesney and his followers want is an Unfree Press — a media world that promotes their values. “To cast things in neo-Marxist terms that they could appreciate, they want to take control of the information means of production,” says Adam Therier of the blog TechLiberation.

Certainly McChesney seems blind to the dangers of media control on the left. In 2007, he co-authored a remarkable survey of the media under Hugo Chávez’s already clearly thuggish regime in Venezuela: “Aggressive, unqualified political dissent is alive and well in the Venezuelan mainstream media, in a manner few other democratic nations have ever known, including our own.”

Despite his astonishingly radical goals, McChesney’s Free Press group was able to leverage foundation cash and academic “research” into an influential force behind net neutrality. Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s first FCC chairman, hired Free Press’s Jen Howard as his press secretary. The FCC’s chief diversity officer, Mark Lloyd, has co-authored a Free Press report demanding regulation of political talk radio. The FCC’s National Broadband Plan cited research from Free Press and other left-wing groups backing net neutrality more than 50 times.

The battle for control of the Internet isn’t over. Over two-thirds of the House and Senate are on record as opposing FCC regulation of the Internet, and a new president could change the policy overnight in 2017 even if the courts don’t block it.

But for now, the “media reform” movement led by McChesney and his allies can claim bragging rights for their Saul Alinsky–style outflanking maneuver on Internet regulation. They financed the research behind the idea, installed their political allies in power, got the government to consider them experts on the issues they cared deeply about, and finally ran roughshod over both Congress and an initially reluctant FCC chairman. Conservatives should study how the Left won on this issue even as they acknowledge and fight the illegitimacy of many of the results.

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The Ignorant Seig-Heil Obama’s Directive To Take Over The Internet

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Obama’s Dictatorial command for the FCC and FEC to take over and control the internet via SECRET RULES is applauded by those that bought the same lies about how ObamaCare would lower healthcare costs.

Envy, anger and entitlement mindset.  These are the mechanisms that the tyrant uses to sweeten the imposition of chains on a population they intend to punish and subjugate.  Appealing to ‘fairness’ and ‘revenge’ upon the targets a tyrant wants punished and controlled, there is little done to oppose pogroms and “laws” that subjugate every liberty the tyrant seeks to eradicate and place in it’s control.   Always sold as a ‘benefit’ to the people, the terror and appetite of government power is always preferred over private and individual power which a pliable people devoid of foundational principles are shaped to loathe and hate.

Once the government takes over the internet tomorrow – there is no stopping or reversing these ‘secret rules’ the alphabets will impose on the last bastion of open communication and information.  Not by the courts, not by Congress, not by you or me. It is already a fait accompli we are told.  A done deal.  A cake already baked.

When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was asked to make the 360 pages of secret rules and regulations public, he refused.  The top secret final draft FCC order was only delivered to the four other FCC commissioners three weeks ago. When Wheeler handed them the rules, he issued a “gag order” to prevent its release before the FCC vote tomorrow, assumably under Obama’s orders.  So they are going to “MAKE LAW” by imposing rules NO ONE BUT GOVERNMENT OLIGARCHS HAVE READ.  In the United States of America –  the government now write laws and passes them in secret.  Not even the Colonists under King George suffered such atrocities.

Welcome to the dictatorship.

In short – say goodbye to the internet as you knew it.  Yet an ignorant populace that loves Netflix and Hulu and wants everything for free, applaud and seig-heil the false notion that the Obama regime will make the internet ‘fair’ and ‘cheaper for the little people under the grip of media giants of Comcast and AT&T.  They buy the lie that government regulation is better than corporate service packages.  They bought the big lie that ‘Net Neutrality’ will keep the internet ‘free and open’ and ‘fair’.  They love and see Obama as their messiah, their savior, their balancer of scales.  The rest hate the companies that they get their internet from and think Obama’s secret regulations and imposition of his definition of ‘net neutrality’ will make the internet more affordable, fair and faster for the little people.

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None of those things will happen.  The exact opposite will occur.  The history of government regulating business is a lesson in ruination, incompetence and cost.  Monopoly and corporate Fascism will be established at Comcast, AT&T, Mediacom and Verizon for political gain and protection.  The big corps will pay their ‘protection money’ and use government to destroy their competition while government regulates the free-flow of information to suit it’s own insatiable appetite for unopposed power.  It’s a marriage nightmares are made of for the idiots who buy into surrendering liberty for license in the name of fairness.

Central government ruins whatever it touches.  It is king Midas in reverse.  Bureaucracies inevitably become impersonal and unfeeling roadblocks and walls without common sense and often without knowledge of what and whom they are empowered to regulate and control.  For the internet as you knew it – TWO bungling and politicaly-motivated imbecilic alphabet agencies will have their paws in every facet of the internet.  Think of them as the agencies that will establish death panels for web sites, forums and ISP providers who will limit what you currently do today or abolish it altogether.  And we have no recourse to stop it.

The cost to get online is going to skyrocket, service will get worse, content will be restricted and regulated, licenses will be required to run a website, political blogs will be declared ‘campaign contributions’ and subject to fees and content control and choices to select an ISP will be limited.  The entire original purpose of ‘Net Neutrality’ was to restrict political content and make sure content control is regulated by the Government.  MAKE NO MISTAKE.  That is what this is actually all about: the government taking over the internet in order to regulate content and limit the public’s ability to access and report information outside of whatever government tells them via their own Praetorian media operatives.

This takeover of the internet by the Obama regime is no different than what they did with imposing ObamaCare.  Remember that ObamaCare was drafted in secret and kept from the public until it was ‘passed’ into “law”.  Nancy Pelosi famously said “We have to pass it so you can find out what is in it”.  Likewise Obama’s ‘Net Neutrality’ takeover plan has 360 pages of regulations and rules that are being KEPT SECRET, until they are passed ‘into law’.

In true government-fashion, whatever these schemes are titled – be assured that the EXACT OPPOSITE will happen. The Affordable Care Act made healthcare UNAFFORDABLE for most of us who once had affordable plans.  “Net Neutrality” is the same.  It will NOT make the internet ‘neutral’. It will NOT make the internet faster for everyone.  It will in fact – as with all government meddling -make it worse.  Everyone will have their speeds ‘throttled down’ to the lowest common denominator so everyone is ‘fair’ and no one gets more than anyone else – even if they can pay for it.  That is what government does.  MARK MY WORDS.  All the empty promises made to make healthcare better by imposing ObamaCare on the populace were lies told to sell acceptance.  “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” was a lie from the beginning.  The same is true of the reasons the Obama regime make to justify the federal takeover of the Internet.  “If you like your internet you can keep your ISP and your internet”.  It’s all lies.

But that does not matter to the emoting classes of envy-prone Millennials, the SOUND of government IMPOSING fairness and taking away what a private company can do in terms of serving their customers is more important to them.  They would rather government tell a private company what they must provide and sell a product and service for than let the free market set the standard.  Government is their god.  the ultimate arbiter of ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’.  In such a society – liberty is doomed, because facts and history of government failure and tyranny do not matter.

Two Republican chairmen on the FCC have WARNED that this “secret” plan will impose federal government taxation on ISPs which will then get passed on to consumers.  Included in the warning was the plan for federal taxation on all internet purchases, plans to tax your ISP service itself and the amount of data you stream.   Broadband speed will be mandated to be the same for everyone – and therefore it will have to be reduced to accommodate everyone.

The much ballyhooed complaints of ISP companies going to a ‘tiered service plan’ is a plan the Federal Government is going to adopt and mandate itself.  Where once you could go to a competitor to get online, now the service will be the same no matter where you go – and the tiered plan of where you are allowed to go on the internet will be mandated by government instead of a private company.  Feeling all warm and fuzzy about that yet?  Americans however trust government with such things over private business and individual responsibility and free markets because they have bought the Marxist lie that we cannot be trusted with liberty and that hating wealth is a moral imperative.  Profit is evil.

And so – in that environment a takeover of the last bastion of open communication and information is about to end as it finds itself in the grip of a federal beast.

Don’t look to the feckless Republican Party leadership to do anything concrete to stop this either.  They like what this plan will do to get their own critics on the Right silenced.

The FEC already announced intents to regulate political content on the internet with applause from Ruling Class Democrats and Republicans who HATE criticism that the once-open internet afforded everyman.  Everything on the internet will be regulated via taxation, and make no mistake that the actual target is content and regulating free political speech and access to information.  Blogs like this one will suddenly find itself declared to be part of a ‘political campaign’, and what is opined here stated to be advantageous to a political group, party or candidate and therefore must comport with FEC campaign guidelines that govern political campaigns.  A panel of bureaucrats will decide the monetary value of what I write as a ‘campaign donation’ and therefore limit what I am able to say on my own blog.

FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel wants bloggers and YouTubers that are talking about politics and all things related to comply with onerous regulations and disclosure requirements. She wants individuals and organizations that post things even remotely political online to register with her federal agency, disclose their funding sources, and stamp disclaimers on all of their content.*

This is how you kill free political speech on the internet.  This is how you kill dissent , by creating the appearance of a velvet glove – all in the name of ‘fairness’.

So enjoy the internet as you knew it today.  Tomorrow, it goes bye-bye, even though you will not notice it at first.  In a year……

This is how the Obama tyranny has progressed, the imposition of these ‘plans’ will start slowly – almost unnoticed by everyman as it is ‘phased in’ over a period of months.  In a year – everyman will notice the pain of increased costs, restrictions on content, licensing to operate websites and blogs that are targeted for shut down.  Yet, a bulk of the population who see government as their savior and sugar-daddy are seig-heiling a dictatorial madman who has sold them on the politics of self gratification, revenge and punishment.

A man who can convince a population to hate the very businesses that gave them technology they use everyday and benefit from, to convince them to surrender it to his control,  is a man who can convince a nation to surrender everything it holds dear and hate those whom he directs them to hate.

Genocides happen under these kinds of rulers. All to the applause of the people they have convinced that such targets are worthy of punishment and eradication.

Liberty dies to thunderous applause.

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Say Goodbye To The Internet As You Knew It. Cost To Soar. Blogs And Political Speech To Be Regulated.

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The FCC AND the FEC announce their tag-team plans to takeover and control the internet, designed to silence critics of the Ruling Class Oligarchy in D.C.  Information will be regulated.  Blogs and political forums will be shut down, cost to get online to skyrocket.

Remember when the Marxist/Liberals/Fascists in America decided that the world’s best healthcare system was broken and needed to be fixed?  That it was unfair and cost too much and needed to be made available for “everyone” at taxpayer expense?

We got ObamaCare as a result.  An unConstitutional behemoth of Statism drafted in secret and passed in the middle of the night without a single Republican vote that the regime keeps rewriting as it sees fit while making healthcare unaffordable for most Americans.

Well, the same tyrants are about to do the same exact thing to the internet.  “If you like your internet you can keep your internet”is already being screamed by those supporting this takeover.

We’ve already been blogging on this Obama-dictatorial-takeover of the internet which will go into effect next month via the FCC, and now we learn that another Alphabet agency – the Federal Election Commission under Obama’s control will ALSO issue new “laws” and “rules” that will require blogs and any political opinions to be regulated with financials to be demanded and investigated of bloggers like yours truly because they assert I must fall under campaign finance laws.

Freedom of political speech – goodbye.  Freedom of the press – goodbye.  Freedom of religion – goodbye.

Americans do nothing while the Bill of Rights is being striped from them each and every day.

Well, this author says, I will not comply with whatever “rules” “Laws and Diktats” they make.  This federal tyranny is wholly illegitimate and therefore, has acted beyond their allotted Constitutional authority – and therefore they have no authority any of us have to comply with.

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FCC, FEC look to ruin the Internet

The left lifts its boot toward the free flow of information

We knew this was coming. Within the last couple of weeks, both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission declared their intention to regulate the Internet. Fascists always explain their actions as efforts to either make something more efficient, “fair,” or to supposedly “protect” their target. Sometimes they simply lie, like saying they’re nationalizing health insurance to make it more affordable and to increase access to health care.

Now, with the feds’ latest effort, their new slogan might as well be, “If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.” Make no mistake: The Internet is under assault and saving it is up to us.

Democrats and their liberal sycophants have been contemplating for years how best to smash the Internet. Open discussion among the great unwashed masses poses a threat to the superiorly educated and groomed establishment. First, it was the magnificence of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which made free speech on the radio impossible. President Reagan’s reversal of that Orwellian control mechanism made talk radio possible (to say nothing of the likely increase of gastrointestinal disorders among liberals).

Even prior to that massive win for the First Amendment, the left had succeeded at co-opting the legacy media by swamping the staff and reporters with ideological true believers, making newspapers and the broadcast networks nothing more than PR agencies for the leftist agenda.

Think about it: The sheeple emerging from the liberal academies around the country in the 1960s and ‘70s didn’t move to the countryside to smoke pot and raise puppies. No, they went into media. They became writers, reporters and television news anchors.

Never mind that by the 21st century, their blind partisan allegiance was destroying their industry. I’m sure they feel getting Barack Obama elected to two terms as president made it all worthwhile.

But now they want more. The left’s relevance relies on controlling the public discussion. Bill Clinton learned of the Internet’s importance when the legacy media, via Newsweek, “held the [Monica Lewinsky] story” according to Michael Isikoff, their reporter at the time, in comments reported by the Weekly Standard.

Then some guy with a website called “Drudge” made sure the American people were informed about the reckless actions of a self-obsessed president.

Newsweek? Now defunct. Drudge? More powerful than ever. And that’s the problem the feds want to fix. The Internet must be killed because it dares to keep turning on the light in a room the left prefers remain dark.

The past two weeks reveal the government’s frantic, and determined, effort to take control of the Internet. Using the pretext of “net neutrality,” that is regulating Internet service providers and the speed rate at which they provide Internet service, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the FCC was claiming the power to regulate the Internet like a utility service.

This would be done to make the Internet more “fair,” of course. But the truth of the matter is it’s an excuse to essentially nationalize the Internet. The moment that’s accepted, all bets are off, and the Internet becomes, well, Newsweek.

Reinforcing the suspicion that every American should have about this unprecedented action is the fact that Mr. Wheeler is keeping the 332-page document outlining his plan secret from the American public. He released a four-page summary with major points, but refuses to release the full document to the public.

That’s right, they’re not allowing us to see it. Verge.com reports on the concern of Ajit Pai, a fellow FCC commissioner:

“The American people are being misled about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet,” he said in a statement, suggesting that Mr. Obama had pressured Mr. Wheeler into reclassification. “Last week’s carefully managed rollout was designed to downplay the plans of a massive intrusion in the Internet economy … . I have now read the 332-page plan. It is worse than I had imagined,” said Mr. Pai. In particular, he warned that reclassifying broadband would open the door to taxes and onerous regulations, and give the FCC “broad and unprecedented discretion to micromanage the Internet.”

This was the first shot across the bow. Within a week of Mr. Wheeler’s remarkable effort to pull an “Obamacare” on the Internet, the Federal Election Commission came through with the second volley.

“Democrats on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) signaled Wednesday that they are prepared to forge ahead with new regulations on bloggers and others using the Internet to support candidates and influence public policy, the Washington Examiner reports. Supporters of Internet regulation urged the FEC to put together new rules to require even third-party Internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would reverse a 2006 decision to keep the agency’s hands off the Internet,” according to Newsmax.com.

FEC Chairwoman Ann Ravel has said publicly she wants to control political information on the Internet. Of course they do. There’s another election coming up and they must act quickly to do everything possible to eliminate the ability of those who do not pledge allegiance to the liberal cause to be heard.

I don’t have much faith in the Republicans stopping this Democrat power grab, so this once again leaves the average person as the last line of defense against more federal overreach meant to silence and control the increasingly pesky, conservative and vocal citizen.

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Obama’s Regime Makes It Official: Government To Take Over The Internet

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Under the guise of ‘Net Neutrality’ the FCC chairman announced that the Feds are going to take control of the internet to regulate ‘fairness’.  Ultimately, we know it will end up being used to regulate content and take control of information.

Just like Arbeit Macht Frei was a colossal lie intended to engender abject submission to what was in reality – an extermination; so too is ‘Net Neutrality’ a colossal lie intended to engender abject submission to what will become an intended extermination of the free-flow of information on the internet.  All-the-while insisting that their takeover of the internet will preserve the free flow of information- which is a colossal and gargantuan lie.

The internet has worked just fine for decades without the oppressive grimy and corrupt hands of government molesting it, but Obama made the Orwellian decree  back in November that the Internet must be more heavily regulated “to keep it independent”.  Truly and Orwellian Ministry Of Truth moment from Obama’s lips.

Ronald Reagan told us a deep truth about the nature of a government beast by stating

“…government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

So the big worry and the very thing we have been warning that the tyrants will do next, is to regulate the internet – and thus get it’s nose under the tent for the intended purpose of regulating it.  On Wednesday February 4, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed that indeed, under Obama’s directive – they intend to regulate the internet with a series of ‘new rules’ that in-effect give the Federal Government total control over the internet.

But like the Nazis and other tyrants in recent history that LIE, and use misinformation to engender compliance and acceptance of government takeover of everything – they tell us that it is in our best interests and in the name of ‘fairness’ that they take over and control the internet.

Name one thing that government has taken over to control that has benefitted the people and not lined the pockets of their cronies, PACs and politicians while making the very business they said they would make ‘better’ ridiculously more expensive and inefficient. Remember Cable TV when Congress regulated that for ‘fairness and our own good’????

In April, 1993, the FCC adopted rules governing cable rate regulation. According to the FCC, those rules would reduce rates by ten percent, on average, and would lower rates for as many as seventy-five percent of all cable subscribers throughout the country. The FCC estimated that its rules would lead to $1 billion in rate reductions.  They did no such thing, and instead rates skyrocketed.

You can be assured, that whatever government agencies say they will fix with ‘new rules’ – expect the exact opposite to take effect.  And trust history when I say that the most voracious appetite of all tyrannies of men, is the absolute control of the flow of information and dissent.  This government now ruling us has already told us that it collects all our phone data and conversations, e-mails and where we go on the internet.

It was inevitable that the tyranny that is the Obama regime would move to totally take over the internet.  Now it is here and the question becomes, who is going to stop them?

Congress?  They want a piece of the money pie that all the fees and taxes will generate.

The Courts?  They will do as they did with ObamaCare and homosexual marriage – do the bidding of His Heinous and use ridiculous stretches of legalese to justify fascism and control.

This is our generation’s version of a Stamp Act by the decree of a tyrannical king and his parliament.

What will we do now?  Suck up and pay up?  Call our useless congressman?  Bitch on talk radio?  Write a useless letter to a newspaper no one reads anymore?

The grip of tyranny tightens and like sheep, we are being herded to the edge of the cliff by wolves dressed up as sheepdogs.

FCC CHAIRMAN: INTERNET TO BE PUBLIC UTILITY

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Federal Communications Commission will seek more influence on Internet regulation to ensure net neutrality, its chairman said Wednesday.

Tom Wheeler explained new rules, proposed this week, “to preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-standing regulatory principles, marketplace experience, and public input.”

PUBLIC INPUT????????  Any of you ever have any INPUT into what the FCC regulates and makes rules on????  Total Barbara Streisand.

The change would give the FCC more power to regulate arrangements between Internet and content providers, and would change current policy in which Internet providers charge content companies, such as Netflix, for direct access to customers through broadband.

Remember when we were told that “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it?  If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”????

As we saw when all the promises of Cable TV rates coming down if only the government through the FCC regulates Cable TV – you can be assured that the exact opposite of preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression will result.

In short – kiss the internet as you knew it … goodbye.  Kind of like your healthcare plan.

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TEOTIAWKI: The End Of The Internet As We Knew It

The tyranny of the Ruling Class marches on towards a much desired goal; to restrict web site content and block access to sites the government accuses of engaging in “infringement”.

Free Speech and access to uncensored information is about to be outlawed by the thugs in D.C.

All tyrannical and despotic regimes of men move to ban three key things right when they are in the act of imposing an iron fist upon a people: weapons for self defense, freedom of speech and free access to information.

It is no surprise that the Ruling Class in D.C. are working overtime to impose those things.  Gun control was eagerly sought to be imposed on the people in a criminal conspiracy involving Obama’s Justice Department with the Gunwalker/Operation Fast and Furious scandal that smuggled guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels for hoped-for use on Americans so as to foster the call for an abolishment of the 2nd Amendment.  The pompous and lawless Attorney General Eric Holder continues to thwart efforts to hold him accountable for his heinous involvement in that treason.

Earlier this year the Ruling Class in Congress attempted to impose “Net Neutrality” rules by granting the FCC the right to regulate the internet as it does the telephone and television airwaves under the oft-used notion of ‘fairness’ and  “keeping the internet flowing” – but in truth – it granted large corporations (mainly the mainstream news corporations) a monopoly in league with the government, license grants by the FCC to charge for a tiered pay-per-view” browsing privilege.  This was roundly seen as a back-door approach to letting the government regulate the internet – something Obama lackey Julius Genachowski has been pushing for.

The need to regulate the free flow of information and speech is vital to any despotic or tyrannical system.  In all practicality, information is more important to control than guns for a despotic regime.  It is said that the advent of the fax machine is what directly led to the Soviet Union losing it’s iron grip on it’s people.   A tyranny cannot allow access to information or the exchange of ideas it cannot control.

So in addendum to the defacto imposition of net neutrality – the Ruling Class in Congress, under the auspices of ‘combating online piracy’ and ‘copyright infringement’ are heavily pushing the “Stop Online Piracy Act” or SOPA and the “Protect IP Act” or PIPA.  Both are blatant attempts to grant the Federal Government the ability to block any web site, close any blog or web channel it merely ACCUSES of engaging in illegal infringement of copyright.

Dajaz1.com is an example of our future under these defacto rules they now seek to make permanent law.  It was a site the Feds took over with many other ‘hip-hop’ sites last year without any recourse provided to the owners. They FALSELY ACCUSED the site of copyright infringement, denied the owner DUE PROCESS for over a year and only recently, without any explanation quietly dropped the case.

A test run to see what they could get away with.  But now with SOPA and PIPA, those actions will be legal and enforced whenever the Feds and the media conglomerates decide to block, stop and seize those blogs, web sites and forums they want to shut down.

Just think how willing the old media of ABC, CNN, NBC and the print whores at the NYT and the wire services at AP and Reuters – will use this law to attempt to get their old media monopoly on information back.  Any blog mentioning the news can be legally shut down, blocked and seized for nothing more than an accusation by one of these sites that the news blogged about was ‘infringed’ from their site.  And of course, you can be assured the sites that are sympathetic to the agenda of the MSM will get a free pass, while those questioning or opposing the agendas will become daily targets.

The Ruling Class cannot tolerate the free internet. They hate the Blogosphere and the power it has to shape public opinion and dispense information.  They hate the eyes watching and reporting their attempts of treason and tyranny – and like all despots of mankind’s history – they will have to take over the last bastion of freedom that stands in the way of their designs.

As with all the tyranny we willingly suffer, the Ruling Class will use clever sounding titles to obfuscate the real purpose and intent of these bills.  “Protect IP” and “Stop Piracy” are certainly noble-sounding names that the less-than-informed will embrace.  But at their core – it the mechanism in the hands of the government to block, seize, stop and eliminate the information it does not want you to access or share.

Welcome to Amerika.

Heritage.org discusses the consequences for the internet.

Would you be outraged if the Department of Justice shut down The Foundry without any warning and blocked access for more than a year?

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA as it’s known in the House, and the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act would give the U.S. attorney general the power and authority to block criminal enterprises from trafficking in illegal products online.

But the two bills making their way through Congress are the wrong solution. They pose serious threats to freedom of speech and expression and raise security concerns. With the Senate possibly voting on the PROTECT IP Act in January and the House moving forward with hearings on SOPA, Americans should understand what’s at stake.

Think about this now for a moment – the Attorney General, who was behind putting guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels so they can be used against Americans for the purpose of abolishing the right to arms in the USA, who has been lying and deliberately covering up his role in that treason, will be granted power to decide what blogs, sites and forums can be seized, blocked and shut down with these Acts.

While Fast and Furious was their underhanded conspiracy to abolish the Second Amendment, these two Acts will grant him the ability to abolish the First Amendment, legally – and at his whim.

When the free flow of access to information and discussion is controlled by government, real tyranny, real genocide can begin without fear of consequences for the Ruling Class.

And as I said earlier this has been attempted before, in a former tyranny we suffered that we overthrew:

The Licensing of the Press Act 1662  an Act of the Parliament of England (14 Car. II. c. 33), long title “An Act for preventing the frequent Abuses in printing seditious treasonable and unlicensed Bookes and Pamphlets and for regulating of Printing and Printing Presses.”

Motivated by a desire to eliminate chaos and piracy in the printing industry, protect parliamentary activities and proceedings from its opponents, suppress royalist propaganda and check the widening currency of various sects’ radical ideas, Parliament instituted a new state-controlled censoring apparatus in the Licensing Order of 16 June 1643.

The Licensing Order reintroduced almost all of the stringent censorship machinery of the 1637 Star Chamber Decree including:

pre-publication licensing
registration of all printing materials with the names of author, printer and publisher in the Register at Stationers’ Hall
search, seizure and destruction of any books offensive to the government
arrest and imprisonment of any offensive writers, printers and publishers.

The Stationers’ Company was given the responsibility of acting as censor, in return for a monopoly of the printing trade.

Nothing new under the sun, and Satan and tyrannies of men stick to what works, and they are happy that their people are ignorant of or forget history.

 

UPDATE:  Well at least someone has some interesting ideas of how to try and stop this:

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