The following article popped up in my facebook friend’s status, Lorrie from Grow up Deep. Thanks Lorrie :) It was too good not to blog about…. while I still can???
It’s a frightening reality that in the US [and other nations will follow I’m sure] could possibly have full governmental control over the internet. That means bloggers may well be gagged because they don’t tow the party line. Does this proposed action remind you of anyone — another charismatic leader??? Just saying!
Anyway, have a read and see what you think:
Obama’s man at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Cass Sunstein, is on record as advocating holding blogs and alternative internet news media “responsible” for the information they publish. Sunstein penned a book entitled “On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done.” Sunstein’s book is essentially a blueprint for imposing online censorship. Kyle Smith, writing for the New York Post, notes that Sunstein would force bloggers and others not connected to the corporate media to prove criticism of the government and government officials.
In order to enforce the government world view and its demands for political correctness, Sunstein has suggested infiltration of the blogosphere and dispatching covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.”
Commissar Goodman said the government needs to provide “narrative content necessary to involve the entire population in democratic decision making or to foster widespread economic and social flourishing.” She said there are “information gaps” in the investigative journalism arena, especially in regard to “undeserved, minority, and poor populations.” Goodman wants to “transcend” the “legacy public broadcasting system” in order to “correct these deficits,” including a government takeover of commercial television.
This “narrative,” of course, would be dictated by the government and the corporate and banking elite that controls and steers it.
Manufactured consent for endless war, world government, and engineered control schemes such as climate change and deceptive economic palliatives designed to benefit bankers and the elite will not be successful if alternative media is allowed to question these policies and directives. [read the rest HERE]