posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:21 PM
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by Blaine91555
No chance at all that you might be mistrusting their motives and misinterpreting an effort to guard our companies against cyberterrorism as control? I
see what you're saying, but I'm still on the fence about this one, and admit I have more homework to do on the subject.
I don't see this as having much to do with Hackers and the Anonymous bunch, or Wikileaks. Those are just current events they are using to justify.
We need to not forget the first two years of Obama and their attempts to silence the opposition in the media. I see the problem as being who decides
what information to block and should any government have that kind of control.
I've made no secret Assange lost my support when it became apparent his motives where not as advertised, but the idea of blocking Wikileaks or any
speech for that matter, is abhorrent to me and unacceptable.
I'd say look to history where we can plainly see that any power given to any government is always abused. I'm not buying their reasoning and in this
case its calling for global control, which is even worse. It's the equivalent of book burnings no matter what the cause.
I'm clearly basing my opinion on past actions and statements by members of the Obama Administration. With these people it's all about maintaining
power at any cost, by any means. The power to control the Internet is like a loaded gun; I can give a loaded gun to some people and be confident I'm
safe, but if I give that same loaded gun to the wrong person, I'm screwed. Give the power to allow or disallow Internet content to the wrong people
and we are all screwed. Since once that power exists it will be handed down from person to person, power to power, that it will be abused is a given.