posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 10:21 PM
Has anyone else lately tried to do a search and found that they were not able to access Wiki or many other information sites because tthese sites are
protesting the new proposed open internet legislation? This is being done to make a point about how it might
work if these laws are passed.
This is big time propaganda. I am experiencing internet censorship right now by the very people that claim to stand for an open platform. What
irony! I was seeking information and it was denied to me.
I haven't divulged my employer before on these boards because I know they can track me if they want to and I wouldn't want to be found to be on the
other side of an issue that they may take action against me for. Well, at least on this issue I stand with the party line as it were. I am an
engineer for the FCC and I can say for a fact that the worries of many here are severely misplaced. The websites that are blacking themselves out to
simulate what it might be like if you don't do 'such and such' are the same ones that will control every little jot and tittle that you see when you
log on if we let them have the control that they seek.
The government has no intentions of shutting down any free speech from any source of any nature. That's what's behind this legislation. The monied
powers, however, do have a lot to gain by controlling the flow of traffic to their benefit. Don't you see? It's not the government that has anything
to gain by controlling the flow of data, but the big corporations that depend on all of this for their monopolies. And they have a lot more to spend
in advertising to make sure you think we are the ones to fear..
Well, I'm losing my train of thought as I'm trying to drink my way out of the stress I've built up in my daily grind. This is my first thread since I
joined in '09 and I never actually planned to start one, I just usually read and occasionally reply. I guess this situation really pissed me off when
I was searching something earlier and Wiki popped up a black screen with some kind of garbage trying to scare people that they won't have the internet
they used to have anymore if the government has it's way. .
Well that's what I'm afraid of, that this kind of fear based advertising will win the day and the only kind of internet that will be left for us is
what we can see coming now with all the scammers, phishers, and all other manner of criminals making the internet a place more like a dark alley than
a modern thoroughfare.
Because you have to understand that this is just like a toll road and those that pay will be able to pass and those who can't will be blocked, unless
we do away with the toll road and make it all public highway.
edit on 1/18/2012 by wtbengineer because: misspelling