Obama’s 1984


This is great! Hat tip to Desert Freedom and Project Impass.

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Now here’s the pertinent new story side of this:

“Bill would give president emergency control of Internet”

This is being run on CNET News and the most troubling aspect of the article is not this quote:

The new version would allow the president to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and do what’s necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for “cybersecurity professionals,” and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

It really is that a draft of this bill has been kept hidden for months by Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller. Makes you wonder what else they’re not telling us.

Now I’m not some wild-eyed conspiracy theory nut but when things like this start leaking out, you start wondering.

Maybe we can expect the federal government to start requiring us to register to use our computers online? Just another tax/fee you’ll be required to pay.


Comments

  1. “Maybe we can expect the federal government to start requiring us to register to use our computers online? Just another tax/fee you’ll be required to pay.”

    Right. Some day, the government will force computers to use shadowy “IP addresses” and you’ll recieve something called “a bill” in the mail when using the internet.

    Uh, where you been on this DSW? We’ve know about this for months. Where’ve you been?

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/04/should-obama-control-internet

  2. Tucson Vice says:

    Re: The last Huppenthal post:

    A high-profile Republican lawmaker was acquitted Thursday of theft and tampering charges though a judge called his actions “brash and impetuous.”

    -Today’s AZ guardian

  3. I thought it was rather selective to leave the comments “off” from the prior post, myself. Seems free speech is only embraced when it’s convenient for some…not that I have anything to say about the senator from Chandler who appears to be in serious need of an anger management course or two.

  4. Tucson Vice says:

    Donna,

    Agreed.The republican equivalent of plugging their ears and pretending it isn’t real.

  5. Klute,

    I apologize for being ahead of my time on this.

  6. Donna/TV,

    Looks like the earlier post was a press release. I’m not sure why the comments were turned off. But it is the equivalent of the Democrats, “Shut Up!” And that makes me smile. :) Touche.

  7. DSW,

    I’m just saying, not everything’s a conspiracy. It was not being hidden from the public, it just wasn’t sexy enough to make news cycles because the average person doesn’t understand what this really means.

    Cyberwarfare is like biological warfare. Once the bomb goes off, it’s generally too late – the only thing to do is stem the infection.

    And Bush II wanted this too.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/articlle2312.htm

    The moral here, if there is one, is never give power to a friend you wouldn’t give to an enemy.

  8. Actually all press releases that have been posted about Huppenthal on here has had comments turned off. This is not true for any other press releases. Why does Huppenthal’s PR get this treatment?

  9. LOL I’ve never heard the Democrats say “shut up” as much I’ve as I’ve heard them say “listen up!”…but I suppose it all depends upon what frequency you’re picking up via that tin foil on top of your head.

  10. Klute,

    And I opposed Bush’s push for it as well just like a handful of things that that administration pushed for which obviously conflicted with privacy and civil liberties.

    Donna,

    See this earlier post: http://sonoranalliance.com/?p=4143

  11. DSW,

    And that’s appreciated. I’m upset about programs like Carnivore and Echelon that got started in Clinton and Bush that Obama’s keeping going, and I’m less than thrilled about Obama’s keeping Bush’s “sneak and peek” laptop policy.

    About this internet shutdown thing, I’m more sanguine about that.

    If, using a movie scenario, a terrorist bio-bomb goes off in, say Tucson with something really nightmarish (say an aeresolized Ebola), the US government would have institute a quarantine of the city – all routes cut off, curfews the whole nine yards. It’s not “facism”, it’s basic epidemiology.

    Same thing goes for a cyberattack. Allahpundit over at Hot Air brings up the Conficker virus. If China or Russia wanted to do something nasty, starts a major attack, would you really give Obama a pass for not stopping it?

    This isn’t about the government getting into your computer – this is about the government quarantining infected systems as a stopgap in the case of an attack. If that doesn’t fall under clear and present danger, I don’t know what does.

  12. LOL Oh, yes of course, DSW. One “video” is just enough to hang the whole lot of DEMS as being the party of “shut up”, right? Silly me. There I go referencing the generaly and silly policy-based substantive messages of urgency for real issues/discourse; not those really IMPORTANT sampled YouTube ads. When will I ever learn?!?

  13. Veritas Vincit says:

    Klute and V actually agree on something … both Bush and Obama *fear* not being able to control and direct the information received by the public via the electronic media.

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