I'm completely surprised by almost every
post on this subject. A lot of you people are differentiating the corporations from the government.
When the first thing you learn in politics is that government policy is controlled by corporations.
I'm going to start out describing 1 theory on how this legislation could
be put into effect.
The United States update of the power grid with the smart grid
is well underway. MSM has already
weaknesses in the power grid and further vulnerabilities in the the finalized
Now, in my experience nearly half of MSM news is only released to the public to do one thing. To condition people or to familiarize people to way of
thinking that will help shape future policy. We heard about H1N1 for months before it was even categorized as an epidemic. We heard about terrorists,
and weapons of mass destruction continuously before the war in Iraq. When did we hear about the possibility that both of the issues might be
This information about the power grid seems to me like pre-conditioning. And although the legislation can become fully activated through other means
this would be a good opportunity for them.
Now, moving on to some of the really disappointing comments in this thread.
"I realise that the US has control of the mythical "root DNS servers",but it would be no technological feat to have these up and running in another
country in short order"
"Also, preparations are all set to cut down all communication, including land phones, cell phones, beepers, it is ALL being done away with"
"Shutting down the carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon, would cripple all communications. It would be very hard and time consuming to selectively shut
off certain services. "
"There is one way to shut down the Internet. NO ELECTRICITY Shut down the power grid. Almost everything we do in this modern world requires
: I don't think they have any plans of shutting down
the internet or any other communications. That would cause mass public
dissent. Not gonna happen.
All the government/Corporations need to do is restrict what is let through their servers. You cannot connect to the net without going through an ISP.
To 'shut down' the internet, is more to regulate it the same way MSM is.
If the government decides that only certain sites should be permitted to exist, they simply program an allow/restricted list for everyone connecting
The ISP's in Canada are facing a bill right now to upgrade their systems so each customer has a log data file that police and government have
unrestricted access to. With that information, it is simple for them to release new statements that certain websites support crime and or threaten
national security. Once this view has been taken in by the general public, slowly (And I do believe this would be progressive policy) they will limit
websites. More and more will be put onto a block list and the remaining sites will be owned by the same corporations that own MSM.
Do you think this would hurt the telecomm giants? Do some digging and look to see who owns them or what they own. This will be well planned and well
In the end you will have a regulated internet that has all the conveniences of the old one, but simply doesn't have the little people operating in it
anymore. To become a web service provider and have your site with unrestricted access from web users, you may have to abide by new regulations. Like
operating a store, market or any other form of business.
That's it. I don't see it as a diabolical plan to get rid of communications between people, although in one aspect it is. I see it as another bid by
corporate power seizing what they can from the independent operator. Everything is fueled by money.