posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 06:20 PM
On ATS you see a lot of predictions being made and for a most part, they're usually bogus and convoluted. I typically abstain from making predictions
and choose to stick to speculation. I don't like certainty, typically because certainty proves to be a short term symptom. But since I've been on
ATS, there has been one prediction I've held myself too. The internet was going to be a prime target and would be reeled in.
Net Neutrality, Joe Stacks, Cass Sunstein, File sharing and now "cyber security".
Frankly, anyone with a keen eye should be able to see the relation shared between these topics.
The issues of file sharing has been around the longest although it was a concern shared purely by the music industry. The concern spread as the
availability of faster connection speeds increased, with the movie industry becoming concerned, software firms, and now the gaming industry. Now,
there are laws against file sharing but they can't be practically enforced. Furthermore, the minds involve tend to evolve their methods as soon as
enforcement increases. The only way to reign in file sharing was to have heavy sway over the ISPs...
So, how do you gain heavy sway over the ISPs and create legislation that allows the enforcement of file sharing legislation? Fear mongering. In comes
Net Neutrality. To those unfamiliar with the concept, Net Neutrality is basically the concern people have that major ISPs who typically hold a
monopoly in certain regions would start controlling the connection speed certain website received. With major websites, the speed would be like a
lightning bolt. But for small businesses, independent artists and others, it would be as if you were trying to connect with a 56k modem. The solution
in Net Neutrality? GOVERNMENT! Because as we all know, when governments take heavy control of the internet in their country, the flow information
remains unhampered. Of course, some ISP's are actually in on it, such as Comcast, who has made it their mission to actually act like the perceived
threat net neutrality presents. So Net Neutrality creates the situation for the consumer of being between a rock and a hard place. Unhampered
corporate control of the internet, or unhampered government control of the internet? Of course, like all paradigms presented as real on this planet,
both sides come from the same coin.
The idea of government taking control of the internet though remains a scary one in the minds of most American's. The moment the thought is
presented, we imagine China, Egypt or Saudi Arabia. But now even western nations are bringing about this control, just look at Australia. So how do
you get American's to get behind this? Well, more fear mongering of course!
The agenda to paint any "conspiracy theorists", "political radicals", and other terms is directly related to this. The internet is a network of
free information and is largely responsible for people around the world awakening to what is being done. Ironically, the internet was created by the
US military. They created they're worst nightmare. The ability to transfer information, around the world, at roughly 0.7c (That's the speed of light
times 0.7) is an amazing one, especially when coupled with storage of said knowledge. A man named Terence McKenna once said this about our time before
he passed; (and this isn't a direct quote but basically what he said) "Never before in the history of humanity was one human perspective capable of
perceiving the entirety of humanities information". It's quite easy to see what the threat to them is now.
So now you have Cass Sunstein, a "czar" in the US government, who has openly stated his wish to hunt down anyone talking anything contrary to the
view presented by the government, infiltrate them, and bring them down from within. He paints anyone like this as a potential domestic terrorist and a
threat to national security.
To make his fear as a reality, you have Joe Stacks. Whose that? What, you forgot already? Remember he was that crazy guy that flew a small plane into
an IRS office building in Austin a little while ago? Remember everyone crying "False flag" (not that this is outside the norm for most of the users
on this site)? Well, the one thing this and some other events did was present the idea that these "conspiracy theorists" are indeed unstable,
mentally speaking, and a threat to others. And we remember that this guy did a lot of his "theorizing" online, and that last will and testament he
posted. Same thing for the fellow who attacked the pentagon with a handgun.
So now you've got a realized fear presented to the public. Let this sit on the burner for 5 minutes, we'll be coming back to it.
Something else I would like to mention was a little something on CNN a while ago, I think back around march or april. It was a mock security council
meeting talking about something. What was it? Cybersecurity threats. In the mock scenario presented, some foreign threat caused considerable damage
"hacking into the internet and into networks" of our power grid system. In the scenario, it was presented that about 1/3 of America went without
power. For about an hour, a bunch of former security individuals had a mock security council discussing what should be done, how this can be
prevented, and why didn't we do this further.
Now one question should be asked by everyone....why the bloody hell would a corporate news station create this mock scenario? Yes, the answer is
obvious. If you can't see why yet, well, have fun voting in the next Bush/Obama into officer in 2012.
Lets return to the burner now. Mmmm, our fear mongering has festered for a while. Let's precede to the final step; legislation. And more fear
mongering. You can NEVER have too much fear mongering.
We come full circle now, with presenting the idea of Obama being given the ability to "kill" the internet in the case of national security. Along
with the presentation of this idea, you need to make sure you apply fear mongering every 10 seconds and stir briskly.
I've been saying it would come to this for several years now and it's the only serious prediction I risk my name in saying WILL happen. And guess
what? It's happening. Right now.
The internet is too much of a threat for them. Before, it was just a lost in profit. Now it's a threat towards their clandestine and secretive
manner. For all we know, the wikileaks fiasco may too be part of this, or perhaps wikileaks is their major concern in bringing this out right here,
right now. But keep in mind this was never a case of if, it was a case of when. I'm not the only one who saw this coming, hundreds of others have as
well including quite a few on this site. And now it is reality.
This is one prediction that came true, guys.