posted on May, 23 2008 @ 02:43 PM
I was a subscriber to the old "SPOTLIGHT" PAPER. It was mostly Libertarian/John Birch/Anti-Semite/with neo NAZI leanings/ plus being overtly White
Supremists in it's view points,( run by Liberty Lobby) which I didn't have any issues with at that time. Lyndon LaRouche was the voice of a movement
that was out to expose and otherwise give the status quo a burning pain in their ass. He went after Carter bigtime.
The SPOTLIGHT had a radical twist to it, and admittedly I was way more radical then, than I am today. (Age does that to you )
LaRouche and others were very vocal. They also made many enemies. It really pissed off D.C. and they went after him, when he decided to go for
President himself. They hung LaRouche on mail fraud. ( which was a bullcrap charge, and it ended his bid for the White House, along with some jail
time which in effect killed any further political asparations )
Now, about that same time, a Congressman, ( I can't remember who-possibly Lieberman ) was shown on national television, holding up a copy of the
"SPOTLIGHT" and announcing in a bellicose manner, "News Papers like this, have to be run out of business!", which of course is an assult on the
The motto of the SPOTLIGHT was "Without Fear or Favor", and they lived up to it, and then some. They also sponsored the Radio Free America talk
show, which was a free for all, and sometimes covered topics that would stand your hair on end. Many of the callers sounded as if they had just
escaped the nuthouse somewhere. But, it was interesting!
The fed's took the SPOTLIGHT to court, suing it to reveal it's sources, which it wouldn't. They kept harrassing the paper with litigation
mercessly,charging it with defamation violations of until it finally folded in 2001. They had won, and broke the back of an independant , if not
somewhat off the wall, press. "ATS" is somewhat "OFF the WALL" itself.
That organization has since regrouped, under new management and is now called the AMERICAN FREE PRESS. It is tamer now. The lion has become a kitten.
"MEW" But it still has claws, and teeth, and isn't afraid to take on issue's such as the 911 truth movement.
The point here is: while the Internet was largely owned by the government, the advent of popular culture taking it over, and independant thinkers and
investigators creating all sorts of avenues to expose (and exploit) information that many would just as soon you never knew, is here to stay. You
cannot hide or get away from anything put on the internet once it is there. Celebrities are finding that out the hard way. Some You Tubers are going
to live to regret what they have put there in the past.
My Space and the like will come back to haunt people later in life.
Politicans are just now becoming more and more aware of how difficult it is to undo any damages done to them, via the Internet. Censoring it, will
only create more problems for them than they can handle.
The only way they could shut it down, is to pull the plug on the satellites, which they will never do. The whole world now depends on the internet for
commerce, and it is a good thing too. It is our last best chance to expose and fry the Rats in Wash. D.C and elsewhere with the internet SPOTLIGHT on
them as never before. It is one thing to close down a printed paper, but, shutting the collective mouths of internet bloggers and like forums, well,
it ain't going to happen.
If Lieberman doesn't like it, he can go suck on a big one.