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...The FCC is trying to “fake” its way into false authority over the internet. What
governments around the world are suddenly beginning to realize is that a free internet is ultimately
incompatible with government secrets, and secrets are essential to any government that wants to remain in
The Plan to Kill the Internet
byPaul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones|May 20,
The Internet has emerged as the most
empowering tool of individual freedom since the Gutenberg’s press, affording billions of people worldwide not only
the tool of instant communication, but access to a wealth of liberating information, freedom from the chains of
received consensus, and the opportunity to become their own media platform.
This represents an ever increasing threat to the status quo of the elite, which is why the
establishment is working feverishly to dismantle the freedom granted by the world wide web in its current form.
1) The Death of Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently gave the green light for large Internet
Service Providers to create a two-tier Internet system which would allow large corporations to buy up dedicated
faster bandwidth, ending net neutrality and potentially leaving smaller websites in the dust.
If passed this will allow the “televization” of the Internet, resulting in large companies forming
monopolies and restricting consumer choice.
“[S]maller companies that can’t afford to pay for faster delivery would likely face additional
obstacles against bigger rivals. And consumers could see a trickle-down effect of higher prices as Web sites try to
pass along new costs of doing business with Internet service providers,”
reports the Washington Post.
For almost a decade, we have warned of plans to create an
‘Internet 2′ under which the old Internet would be left to crumble and die, eviscerating the world wide
web as a tool of free speech that allows independent voices to be heard amongst the cacophony of corporate and
2) Intelligence Agencies are Manipulating the Internet With Deliberate
released by whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that western intelligence agencies are deliberately
flooding the web with disinformation in order to, “inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to
destroy the reputation of its targets.”
These techniques are intended to “control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse,”
which has the effect of, “compromising the integrity of the internet itself,” according to journalist Glenn
3) Governments are Paying Trolls to Sway Public Opinion
In 2010, Canada’s CTV News reported on
how federal authorities were paying companies to “correct misinformation” on web forums.
The Turkish, Israeli and Chinese governments along with a host of others have also implemented
similar programs, while the U.S. Air Force hired data security firm HBGary to create large numbers of fake social
media profiles that could be used to spread propaganda while countering anti-U.S. rhetoric online. Raw
Story reported that the obvious function of the program was to “manipulate public opinion on key
information, such as news reports,” thereby creating, “the illusion of consensus.”
4) Mainstream News Websites are Killing Comment Sections
Although this remains a relatively rare phenomenon, increasing numbers of mainstream news websites
are killing or severely restricting comment sections in order to drown out dissident voices that challenge the
prevailing status quo.
Studies confirm that
article comment sections – for better or worse – are heavily swaying public opinion. Popular Science recently
announced its decision to kill comment sections on their website in order to silence global warming skeptics.
BoingBoing.net is following a
similar track. The New York Times also recently indicated that it
is scaling back comments and removing them from some articles altogether.
The effort to kill comments is part of the establishment media’s desperate effort to dictate
reality and maintain a grip on manufacturing consensus in the face of a burgeoning independent media and the
Internet as a vehicle of free speech in general.
5) The Obama Administration’s “Cognitive Infiltration” of the Internet
In 2010, a White
House program was revealed that centered around infiltrating conspiracy groups in order to undermine them
via postings on chat rooms and social networks. Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, Obama’s appointee to head the
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, spearheaded this “cognitive infiltration” of the web and has been
heralding its success ever since.
Sunstein pointed out that simply having people in government refute conspiracy theories wouldn’t
work because they are inherently untrustworthy, making it necessary to, “Enlist nongovernmental officials in the
effort to rebut the theories.”
Sunstein suggested that “government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social
networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts
about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.”
6) False Flag Cybersecurity Attacks as a Pretext to Increase Web Regulation
While constantly repeating the necessity for restrictive cybersecurity regulations to be applied to
the Internet in the name of preventing cyber attacks, the United States has itself been behind all the recent major
After Alex Jones pointed the finger at Washington and Tel Aviv for being behind Stuxnet during a
September 27, 2010
broadcast, the likes of CNN, the Economist and others followed up by ridiculing the claim as a baseless
conspiracy theory. Months later in January 2011, the New York Times
reported, “US and Israeli intelligence services collaborated to develop a destructive computer worm to sabotage
Iran’s efforts to make a nuclear bomb,” acknowledging the “conspiracy theory” to be true.
Stuxnet’s appearance was dovetailed by an aggressive PR
campaign during which Joe Lieberman and others called for the government to be allowed to, “disconnect
parts of its Internet in case of war,” just as China did. What Lieberman failed to mention is the fact that China’s
Internet censorship program was and continues to be based around crushing dissent against the state and has nothing
to do with cybersecurity.
7) Fairness Doctrine for the Internet
While working to end net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission is also serving to
facilitate the implementation of something akin to the Fairness Doctrine for the Internet.
to Tim Cavanaugh, under a plan entitled “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs, “The airwaves
regulator would subject news producers in all media to invasive questioning about their work and content,” a move
which could lead to policing of political content on the web.
Although the study was widely derided in the media and now appears to have been derailed, the fact
that the FCC is pursuing such programs illustrates the feds’ contempt for free speech on the Internet.
8) Homeland Security’s Internet Kill Switch
While fears of a government kill switch for the Internet have been mooted for years, under
Procedure 303 or SOP 303, the Department of Homeland Security has given itself the power to oversee “the
termination of private wireless network connections, both within a localized area, such as a tunnel or bridge,
and within an entire metropolitan area,” in the event of a declared emergency.
When privacy rights group the Electronic Privacy Information Center attempted to obtain more
information on the plan last year, the DHS claimed that it could not locate any further details regarding the
The White House also still claims that it retains Internet kill switch powers under the law that
created the Federal Communications Commission in 1934. This law states that if a “state of public peril or disaster
or other national emergency” exists, the president may “authorize the use or control of any…station or device.”
9) New Taxes and Regulations Set to Stifle Communication & Sales on the
A blizzard of new taxes and regulations could herald “Internet freedom’s expiration date,”
according to a recent Wall Street Journal
piece which points to efforts by lawmakers to weaken the Internet Tax Freedom Act in order, “to punish all
American consumers with new taxes on communication.”
Lobbyists for giant retailers are leaning on Congress to empower some 9,600 state and local
governments with more authority over e-commerce, including a potential e-mail tax which could dissuade millions of
Americans from communicating online.
10) SOPA, CISPA & The FBI’s Internet Backdoor
Legislative assaults under the banner of SOPA and CISPA, which were advanced in the name of
stopping online copyright theft, yet were soundly defeated when it emerged they were actually designed to impose
oppressive censorship and surveillance on the Internet, will continue to be advanced by those who seek to
centralize power over the web into fewer and fewer hands at the top of the pyramid.
In addition, the FBI’s
attempt to amend the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act in order to build backdoors
into all Internet Service Providers, email clients and social media sites, is another effort to chill free speech
by indoctrinating people with the notion that everything they do online is being permanently watched and recorded,
making them less likely to express their freedoms due to fears of official oppression.
The ultimate endgame for the bid to kill the Internet as we know it undoubtedly revolves around a plan to create
a universal Internet ID system, recently introduced
by the White House, which will eventually be transformed into a de facto license to use the world wide web.
This would empower the state to strip anyone who misbehaves of the ‘privilege’ of using the Internet and thereby
institute government permission to access the web.
Only by aggressively opposing these onerous threats to the freedom of the Internet can we hope to
preserve the world wide web in its current incarnation and continue to see informed and empowered people the world
over embrace it as the tool of individual liberation it has truly become.
Regardless of what you think
about the Wikileaks release of state secrets, there’s no debating the astonishing fact that the internet made these
leaks possible. Without the internet, no single organization such as Wikileaks would have been able to so widely
propagate secret government information and make it public. In the old model of information distribution –
centralized mainstream media newspapers and news broadcasts – such information would have been tightly controlled
thanks to government pressure.
The FCC is trying to “fake” its way into false authority
over the internet.
But the internet allows individual information publishers to bypass the censorship
of government. In the case of Wikileaks, it allowed an Australian citizen to embarrass the U.S. government while
sitting at a laptop computer in the United Kingdom.
Governments don’t like to be embarrassed. They don’t like their secrets aired on
the internet. Sure, it’s okay for governments to tap all ofyour secrets by monitoring your phone calls,
emails and web browsing habits, but every government seeks to protect its own secrets at practically any cost.
That’s why the upshot of this Wikileaks release may be thatgovernments
will now start to look for new ways to censor and control the internet in order to prevent such information leaks from happening in the future.
What governments around the world are suddenly beginning to realize is
thata free internet is ultimately incompatible with government
secrets, and secrets are essential to any government that wants to
remain in power. That’s because, as even Noam Chomsky stated in this DemocracyNow videointerview, most government secrets are based on
information governments wouldn’t want their people to discover – secrets that might threaten the legitimacy of
government if the people found out the truth.
How the FCC plans to seize authority over the internet
As part of a long-term plan to control content on the internet, the FCC is now
attempting to assert authority over the internet in the same way it has long exercised content censorship authority
over broadcast television and radio.
The FCC also controls content on the radio and can yank the broadcast licenses of
any radio stations that refuse to comply with its content censorship. This is why operators of “pirate radio
stations” are dealt with so harshly: For the government to allow any radio station to operate outside its
censorship and control is to invite dissent.
The internet, of course, has been operating freely and without any real government
censorship for roughly two decades. In that time, it has grown to be what is arguably the most influential medium
in the world for information distribution. Most importantly,the
internet is the medium of information freedom that is not
controlled by any government.
The U.S. government wants to change all that, and they’ve dispatched the FCC to
reign in the “freedoms” of the internet.
How to crush internet Free Speech
The first step to the FCC’s crushing of internet freedom is
toassert authority over the internet by claiming to run the show. The FCC, of course, has no legal authority over the internet.
It was only granted authority in 1934 overbroadcast communications in the
electromagnetic spectrum – you know, radio waves and antennas, that kind of thing.
There is nothing in the Communications Act of 1934 that grants the FCC any
authority over the internet because obviously the internet didn’t exist then, and it would have been impossible for
lawmakers in the 1930′s to imagine the internet as it operates today.
So instead of following the law,the
FCC is trying to “fake” its way into false authority over the internet by claiming authority in the current “net neutrality” debate. By asserting its authority
with net neutrality, the FCC will establish a beachhead ofimplied
authority from which it can begin to control and censor the
This is why “net neutrality” is a threat to internet freedom. It’s not because of
anything to do with net neutrality itself, but rather with the FCC’s big power grab in its assertion that it has
authority over websites just like it has authority over broadcast radio.
The FCC may soon tell you what you can post on the
Where is this all heading? Once the FCC establishes a foothold on the ‘net, it can
then assert that it hasthe power to tell you what to post on the
internet. Here’s how it might unfold:
First, the FCC will simply ban what it calls “information traitors,” which will
include people like Julian Assange (Wikileaks) who publish state secrets. (Technically Julian Assange can’t be a
traitor since he’s not even American in the first place, but don’t expect the FCC to care about this
Once the public is comfortable with that, the FCC will advance its agenda to
include “information terrorists” which will include anything posted about Ron Paul, the federal reserve and the
counterfeit money supply, G. Edward Griffin, or anything from true U.S. patriots who defend the Constitution. The
anti-state websitewww.LewRockwell.com (where some of my own articles have appeared from time to time) would also be
immediately banned because its information is so dangerous to government control.
After that censorship is in place,the
FCC will likely begin to push the corporate agenda by banning
websites that harm the profits of large corporations. This will include, of course, websites like NaturalNews.com
which teach people abouthealth freedom, nutritional cures, natural remedies and alternatives to Big Pharma’s high-profit
The way this will come about is thatthe FCC may require a license to publishhealth
information on the web,
in much the same way that states currently licensedoctors to practice medicine. This is how conventional medicine has operated its monopoly for so
long, by the way: By controlling the licensing of doctors at the state level. Any doctor who dares prescribe
nutritional supplements or suggest that medication might be harmful to a patient immediately gets stripped of his
license to practice medicine (and thereby put out of business). The FCC will likely do the same thing across the
internet. Sites that publish health information without a license will be deemed “a threat to public health” and be
seized by the government.
The first target? Anti-vaccine websites. Vaccines are so crucial to the
continuation of disease and medical enslavement in America that any site questioning the current vaccine mythology
will be deemed a threat to public health – or perhaps even a “terrorism” organization.
Essentially, once the FCC has gained power and authority over the internet, it
will use that power topush a Big Government / Big Business
agenda that censors the truth, keeps people trapped in a system
of disinformation, and silences anyone who challenges the status quo.
The FCC is poised to become theFDA of internet information, banning alternative
speech and enforcing an information monopoly engineered by powerful corporations.
This is not about net neutrality, it’s about the FCC power
Remember, I am not arguing herefor oragainst the principle of net neutrality itself,
but rather warning about the FCC’s imposition of false authority over the internet in the first place. The idea of
net neutrality has merits, but granting the FCC the power to control the internet is a disastrously bad idea that
will only end in censorship and “information tyranny” – especially now that governments around the world are
witnessing the “dangers” of information freedom via the Wikileaks fiasco.
If there’s one thing governments hate, it’s real freedom. Sure, they all talk
about freedom and publicly claim their allegiance to it, but behind the scenes what they really want
istotal information control. That’s because freedom gives people the ability to say what they want, to whomever they want,
and even to oppose the doctrine of the government.
Just look at China and how it has censored the internet to the point where you
can’t even log in to Facebook from that country.
As Noam Chomsky said in his DemocracyNow interview (link above), what the recent
Wikileaks releases really show is that the U.S. government has “a profound hatred for democracy.”
It also happens to have a profound hatred for actual freedom, because people who
are free to think for themselves and write whatever they want are always going to be a threat to a government that
wants people to conform, obey and acquiesce.
All government agencies seek to expand their power
What do the FCC, FDA, TSA, DEA, FTC and USDA all have in common?
They all want more power. They want more authority, bigger budgets and more control over the world around them. They
are like cancer tumors, growing in size and toxicity while they consume more and more by stealing resources from a
healthy host. The bigger these cancer tumors become, the more dangerous they become to the health of the host body,
and the more urgently they need to be held in check or excised from the body entirely.
There is no such thing as a government agency that wants to be smaller, with
shrinking budgets and fewer employees on the taxpayer payroll. Government departments – just like people –
incessantly seek more power even at the expense of freedom among those they claim to serve. And this move by the
FCC to assume control over the internet is one of the most dangerous power grabs yet witnessed in the short history
of the information age.
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Consider, for instance, how the views of the US administration have changed in
just a year. On 21 January, secretary of state Hillary Clinton made a landmark speech about internet freedom, in
Washington DC, which many people welcomed and most interpreted as a rebuke to China for its alleged cyberattack on
Google. “Information has never been so free,” declared Clinton. “Even in authoritarian countries, information
networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable.”
She went on to relate how, during his visit to China in November 2009, Barack
Obama had “defended the right of people to freely access information, and said that the more freely information
flows the stronger societies become. He spoke about how access to information helps citizens to hold their
governments accountable, generates new ideas, and encourages creativity.” Given what we now know, that Clinton
speech reads like a satirical masterpiece.
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Wikileaks has released a 95 page, 30,000 word document spelling out details
on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The secret globalist agreement will have a significant effect on a
wide range of issues including internet freedom, medicine, patents, and civil liberties. The cabal will meet
in Salt Lake, Utah, between November 19 and 24.
The draft text for the TPP Intellectual Property Rights Chapter spells out provisions for implementing a
transnational “enforcement regime” designed to supplant national laws and sovereignty with a globalist
construct. The TPP is by far the largest and most oppressive economic treaty devised thus far. It will have an
impact on a staggering 40 percent of worldwide GDP. The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TPP). Both treaties combined will cover 60 percent of world GDP
and exclude China.
Enforcement will be accomplished by “supranational litigation tribunals to which sovereign national courts are
expected to defer.” According to the document, the globalist courts can conduct hearings with secret evidence.
In addition, aspects of the treaty resemble SOPA and ACTA treaties with draconian surveillance mechanisms. In
early 2013, thousands of websites “went black” to show solidarity in opposition to SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy
Act, legislation that seriously threatened the functionality of the internet. “SOPA was an attempt to put the power
of information back in the hands of an elite few who are rapidly losing the ability to control what the masses are
reading, hearing and seeing,”
Mac Slavo wrote in January, 2012.
“Since the beginning of the TPP negotiations, the process of drafting and negotiating the treaty’s chapters has
been shrouded in an unprecedented level of secrecy,” Wikileaks notes in a statement on the release of the TPP draft. “Access to drafts of the TPP chapters is
shielded from the general public. Members of the US Congress are only able to view selected portions of
treaty-related documents in highly restrictive conditions and under strict supervision. It has been previously
revealed that only three individuals in each TPP nation have access to the full text of the agreement, while 600
’trade advisers’ – lobbyists guarding the interests of large US corporations such as Chevron, Halliburton,
Monsanto and Walmart – are granted privileged access to crucial sections of the treaty text.”
Obama is poised to fast-track the secret agreement. “The US administration is aggressively pushing the TPP
through the US legislative process on the sly,” said Wikileaks editor Julian Assange.
“If instituted, the TPP’s IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride
roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or
invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs,”
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:23 am
For over 50 years, the Bilderberg group constructed the European Union by stealth, under the guise of
trade deals. Now the Elite are using the same secretive approach to complete the
North American Union (NAU)— but this time, superstate integration is on the extreme fast track. International
agreements like NAFTA, GATT and APEC are just stepping stones in the formation of the NAU.
This video clip from the Alex Jones film “Endgame” explains specifically how the Bilderberg
Group has been using stealth for strategically paving the way toward full consolidation of the North American
countries, for merging the populations, monetary systems, militaries, and highways of the United States, Canada and