By Hwaa Irfan
Western democracy seems to be excelling in the very thing that it’s dictatorial, and monarchic past failed to do, to place the masses, and their resources at the beck and call of their masters. I would never thought I would I would such a term “masses”, but so it is, for we are a far cry from what Western democracy is said to do, making the people the owners of sovereignty, and legislation that of majority opinion. The real owners of Western democracy have worked real and hard, to misinform the people, make them concerned with acummulating possession, to work endlessly to keep, maintain, and accrue those possessions whether they wear grey suits, and drive around in a Porsche, or wear overalls.
Meanwhile, upstairs, those that are acrruing the real wealth of those they subordinate in a manner that is far from honorable, and unbeknown to the makers of that wealth, power, and position can be trying – their world takes on a whole list of insecurities mainly imaginery, but also real, becuase when push comes to shove, they are their own wrost enemies.
Upstairs they can speak more boldy and clearly about their true agenda, becuase most of the masses continue to believe as they have been taught, but when things go wrong, and fingers start pointing at them, an instant knee-jerk is quite revealing about the type of persons we have honored and respected for the wrong reasons while they have been robbing us blind!
That instant knee-jerk is a product of their spying efforts from the past, the computer, and the Internet, made for pubic consumption as a means of making it acceptable. The 30 -40 or so years of gobal use hase been great, allowing users to learn about things they would never learn at school, hence the problem.
Since 2011, to be more precise since the spate of uprisings, and mass protests, the mantra of controling the Internet has progressed from words to actions in the first quarter of 2012.
- SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act
- PIPA, Protect IP Act
- ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
The end result being to control, access, or block the transfer of information, albeit it in hte name of piracy.
Still in the first quarter, with the full steam of paranoia as the driving impetus, we have CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act to compensate for the outcry that prevented SOPA from becoming law. Passed one day before it was declared that it would go to the House of Representatives, and one day after the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament refused to support the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on the back of mounting non-acceptance from European countries, CISPA, HR 3523 was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives by 248-168 votes on 27th April 2012.
The final version includes an amendment presented by Arizona republican, Ben Quayle that was tabled as a means of limiting government powers over personal and private information of the American peoples, but in reality will do the opposite! This includes investigation and prosecution on “alleged” internet crimes, protection of individuals including children. One wonders what the loophole will be for the high up officials/companies involved in child trafficking, and child porn via the Internet!
For the 1,000+ expat American citizens who prefer to remain expat than pay Inland Revenue to maintain citizenship, one cannot blame them, as CISPA if passed into law will support the other mechanism in place depriving all American citizens of any privacy. Those mechanisms included:
- The National Security Agency’s massive data center in Utah
- The ISP digital surveillance scheme
- The National Counterterrorism Center, which now has power over all personal/private data of American citizens.
According to Reverend Ted Pike:
“CISPA grants special security clearances to the largest Jewish-owned internet providers, such as Verizon, Comcast, Google, and Facebook.”
However, being Jewish is not a sin, but being a Zionist is, and one does not have to be Jewish to be a zionist!
However, as with ACTA, no civilian seems to know the full details although to date the following countries have signed but not ratified ACTA:
- European Union, and 22 members states
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United States
Yet, the public that ACTA is supposed to protect have no access to the details under the guise of “national security”, accept national security in practice means the government, the shadow government, and their networks. The people are out of the picture, or could we be percieved as the enemy!
“Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in EU Parliament Rejects ACTA” http://rt.com/news/acta-eu-parliament-internet-freedom-969/
“H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (On Passage of the Bill).” http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/h192
Pike, T. “Internet Take-Over Cispa Bill Passes House!” http://truthtellers.org/alerts/CISPAPassesHouse.html
Ruppert, M. “CISPA Passes the House with Amendments Which Make it Even Worse Than it Was.” http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/27/cispa-passes-the-house-with-amendments-which-make-it-even-worse-than-it-was/