Frog in the Kettle: Internet Restrictions Creeping Up On You
Everything is done so very quietly, with no fanfare and minimal coverage. The silence is deceptive. There’s an old, Italian proverb that covers this train of thought:
“Nel silenzio c’è niente sentire ma non è senza le parole.”
Translation: “In silence, there is nothing to hear, but it is not without words.”
Very true, for in the case of the growing surveillance state toward Warburg’s global governance end-state, silence is maintained while actions are being taken. Akin to that “frog in the kettle,” the heat from the boiling water creeps up on us and takes us unawares, measures that go unnoticed until it’s too late.
Measures to protect us, for our own good.
Government sells the lie to the people that the Draconian measures it institutes are for the good/welfare/safety, ad infinitum, of the people. Akin to “zookeepers,” they are maintaining the animals, feeding them, and keeping them safe from outside harm and from one another.
But behind every zoo lies an abattoir, waiting in the wings to be employed by the zookeepers.
The Internet of Things, and the Internet. In October of 2016, just before the Presidential election, Obama (through his Secretary of Commerce) quietly and without fanfare transferred U.S. control of the Internet over to ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). “Big deal,” many have said, “what effect does it have?” You’re beginning to see that effect now.
The EU (European Union) has already put in motion plans to vote on Article 13 of the Copyright Directive Proposal. This will have an effect of complete censorship on the entire Internet. It will institute a “link tax” on websites that link to one another, in the efforts to “promote control over copyrights,” etc., etc., ad nauseam.
This last…the link tax…was proposed for the provisions to be voted on by Axel Voss, a German of the Christian Democrat party…a “user friendly” name-change for a political party that used to be known as the Communist Party. These European measures are the reasons that many Internet users in the U.S. have been receiving “restructuring for privacy and copyright” notices due to “new EU regulations.”
You are also seeing a lot of sites…conservative sites…resorting to begging for donations to keep afloat. Changes with ad sponsors and regulations stemming from everything from “social justice” initiatives (such as companies refusing to sell or promote firearms on the Internet) to social media censorship (by Google and Facebook) are spreading akin to wildfire.
The U.S. government quietly sits back and “allows” it to happen: whether the blue team or red team wins the throne, the paradigm shift toward global government continues.
Now the EU institutes “reforms” that make it easier to tax, fine, or harass independent news outlets that do not parrot the lines fed to them by the ruling class of politicians and oligarchs. The U.S. will comply: these governments are “partners,” and “official state actors” as well! Any measure that enables more surveillance over, and less freedom of the citizens will be both embraced and employed by all governments.
Complete control and forced compliance and conformity of the Internet are necessary to quell both free speech and independent thought. Complete control over one’s communications: telephone, e-mails, and so on, is necessary to prevent people from informing one another about what is really going on and organizing against it in protest. For an example of this, be advised that Ukrainian police were tracking and recording all Maidan rally participants by using their cell phones prior to the ouster of Yanukoyvich.
Just listen to the radio in your car one morning, the top of the hour for “news,” more of a joke than anything. You can switch the station and catch the exact same news quoted verbatim on the second station. All canned, and none of it really informing you of anything. The radio, the television, the newspapers, and the periodicals…all of these have been under control for quite some time. Only the Internet is left.
They have to take it down by rendering it ineffective. Edward Snowden dropped the one-megaton bombshell, and those revelations are just beginning to be realized by those taking an interest in what is happening. The U.S. has had almost two decades since 9/11 to craft a surveillance state and keep tabs on every citizen. All of this is a slice of the pie, because the oligarchs and politicos are moving every nation toward global governance.
The Internet is the last bastion of freedom of the press and freedom of assembly…the assemblage of communicating people even if only in a digital capacity. The amount of government control that exists today in comparison with just 20 years ago is staggering. As Rage Against the Machine phrased it, you’ll need to plead the 5th [Amendment] because you can’t plead the 1st. The governments have two options: to bring down society via warfare and control any survivors and all resources, or to control all people and resources through surveillance and totalitarian rule, the latter being their preferred option
With either method, the Internet as we know it as a medium of exchange for free speech and thought is on its deathbed, about to succumb to the disease that has plagued mankind throughout history: rule, intentionally mislabeled as “government.” The rule is not of the people, by the people, or for the people. The rule has no just powers that are derived from the consent of the governed, because they have bypassed consent on the most basic of issues and rights. Anyway, they don’t really need consent: all authority comes from the barrel of a gun. Complete control of the Internet by the governments in every way is crucial to the abrogation of all rights and control of the people in the march toward a global totalitarian state.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.
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