The news that the control of the Internet will be given up by America is not only a bad decision by this administration and the companies involved, but a disaster for America right down to the individual… YOU! [Read about our Internet being given away her]
The Internet was originally called Arpanet. At the time it was not created for public use at all. It was created for the military in the event of a disaster so communications could remain open. Sorry Al Gore, it wasn’t you that invented the Internet. Along came a man that is called the father of the Internet (or one of them) Vinton Cerf. He helped create the very first email system. He helped create ICANN. This is where we get our dot com names from. In short, the Internet was as American as apple pie from the beginning. Now we are about to give it away. As we do with most everything that has made America great. However, this giveaway may be the most dangerous to our economy, security, and liberty than one may think.
You have all probably heard by now that if a country not in favor with America gets control of the Internet a few negative things may happen. They are free to impose a global Internet tax. We would have no control on the rates. Dot Com names could be more costly. Even worse, if for example Russia or China makes a play for control of the Internet (and they have shown interest) any USA site that may criticize their country could be shut down, blocked, and possibly even fined.
We have seen this happen in countries like Iran, China and Syria already. The host country during turmoil blocks social media. Egypt sent bloggers to jail when the Muslim Brotherhood was in power. Iran closed the Internet down temporarily during their short protests. Could this happen to America? America, who believes in the 1st amendment? (That is most of us, unless you are Sen. Chuck Schumer). Yes, and here is how…
Russia has become Russia again. China has warned the US not to interfere with the Ukraine situation. John Kerry warned Russia not to hold the elections and gave them a dead line to cancel them. Russia ignored this and held them anyway and in Crimea the people voted 90% in favor for Russian rule. Obama handed out sanctions that were laughed at. Out of 150 million people he (Obama) took action and issued financial sanctions to a mere dozen or so people. The Deputy PM of Russia said it was done by a prankster. As if to say how ridiculous the sanctions were considering they didn’t even know if those people had any assets in the USA.
So, what does current world affairs have to do with this topic?
As this situation is still in play, if it gets worse, and Russia gets control of the Internet, they could put a huge damper on freedom of speech concerning anything negative toward their country. This is something we have never done to other countries. I point out, we still live in a barbaric world. Other countries could care less about having a version of free speech for themselves. Russia jails their own people for speaking out against Putin.
Pat Caddell (former Clinton pollster and Democrat himself) said it brilliantly: “Let’s understand something,” Caddell said. “They do what they do all the time, which is surrender whatever advantages the country has – whichever advantages, wherever we dominate – their idea is – we should get out, we should lead from behind, we should give it up, and just like they let Eastern Europe go, they’re letting the Internet go….This government in Washington, and I hate to say, our party, has decided to surrender the country. The Internet is just part of it.”
Then there is this: This administration and Liberals in general in politics have failed to establish regulations and limitations to free speech on the Internet. Even trying to get bloggers to have no free speech rights trying to paint them as not real journalists. Again, they have failed time and time again. However, giving control away they may be able to do so by proxy. Deals made here and there to the country that has the newly control of the Internet may take such actions where we, free speech lovers would have no recourse. Could this be the plan? Perhaps not, but it is feasible.
The uproar over the NSA and it’s programs such as PRISM collecting your data from the Internet was a black eye for this administration. While freedom lovers protest this invasion, and some conservatives in politics want to fight the tide of spying on ourselves to this magnitude, We would have no control stopping the country that has control of the Internet. That information could be used as a profit scheme, selling the data back to the administration in a stealth deal between governments. The people (You and I) would have no way to protest Russia (or other country).
If one takes a deep look at this administration, Obama himself and others are flagrantly socialists. They just call it Liberalism. Even their Lemming followers don’t know they are supporting Socialism. With that thought in mind is it really a far reach to suggest that this may be intentional? Obama and Putin are playing a game of adversaries, but behind the scenes Obama envies Putin, and wishes America to be more like them? That would explain the extremely week sanctions. It would also explain giving the Internet away. If he can’t have Socialistic regulations on the Internet here, let another country set regulations that would benefit what Obama wanted to do himself all along.
We have given up so much of our ocean rights, drilling rights, anything productive, free market rights where other countries make out far better than we do. The list is endless. Ironic that Liberals and Democrats call themselves progressives, yet under their rule we become regressive.
The Internet is a vast ocean in itself. An ocean of FREEDOM & LIBERTY, and this administration holds those two rights in contempt. So why not give it away? It may be the only way to curb it! (so they may think).
One thing is for sure. If this disaster takes place the Internet will not be what it is today.
I wish to give a hat tip to The Jimmy Z Show for providing me (and you) with a Dick Morris (Great man) petition to not give the Internet away [Visit Dick Morris’s petition here]