Skip to comments.What do we do if OUR Government shuts down the internet?
Posted on 01/28/2011 9:33:26 PM PST by jongaltsr
Seeing what has happened in Egypt and their ability to quickly shut down the internet got me to thinking about the possibility that at some time in the future OUR Government may try the same with us.
Therefor I thought that to prepare for such an event should be planned by us (the citizens who would most likely to be effected as well as the people most likely to need alternatives to internet connections to stay in communications and keep upraised of events not being reported accurately (and intentionally).
We would have to depend upon our telephones but that can readily shut down by a government that is willing to cut off internet access.
TV and certain radio stations would be all that we could rely upon in such an event. I would imagine that some (Right Wing)-(other than the acceptable liberal radio stations) would be shut down (or can they?)
Can you (My fellow FR conspirators) think of methodologies of maintaining connections to information which can not easily be cut off by our government agencies?
In some countries, people have taken over Radio and Television stations but that requires physically attacking and provoking Police & Military action at some point.
Put on your thinking caps and lets see if there are any of you out there that can devise a plan of action for such an event.
My one thought (so far) is that the government might not shut down the telephone system immediately because that would directly affect so many people that that act in itself would be more devastating to citizens than would the loss of the internet. Therefor a "Tweet" link could be our own second line of information. I'm not sure if the "Tweet" system involves the internet in any way. Is it independent of computer technology and strictly Phone System dependant?
Since I don't "tweet", I just don't know the answer to that question.
Can you devise other ideas? and let us share your ideas "Just in Case !"
IF? IF they shut it down?
If our government shut down the Internet, there would be immediate chaos in the business world.
Internet sales would cease. Products would not be bought or sold on line. Billions would be immediately lost.
Stocks would plummet.
And the people would call for the immediate resignation of the president, the vice president and the rest of his cabinet.
I think Ham radios will be the only thing left. Maybe two way radios would work. Scary.
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I have great faith that my Collins Twins would work. Old but reliable. (and several other rigs) But I might have to fire up the generator to run it. But don't expect that, it would take EMP to cripple us that bad.
The internet is not that old. Neither are cell phones.
What did you do before the mid 80s?
I sometimes think a shutdown might be a blessing in disguise.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
We are not children. We are not vassals. We react badly to tyranny.
if they take away the First Amendment the Second Amendment becomes the correction to restore the First Amendment.
Hung out in libraries. Spent money on loose women and strong drink. The rest I wasted buying trade magazines.
It ain't the 80s, and I'm not going back to then, or caveman days either. So you and the far left can KMA on the 'good old days' schtick. Because they were not good. But they did get old.
I’m afraid the reply you would get would be Duh.
Not many people know Morse today.
And if you wanted to talk to me you would have to use a flashing light:)
“immediate resignation” This man is not now or never will be qualified to hold the office of President. He will tear down everything that makes this country great. He is a Socialist and his agenda is ruination of all things American. He is a disgrace to America and the laughing stock of the world! Off with his head, and jail for his cabinet and all his Tsars.
Sorry. It's the long days without listening to the soothing sound of DX pouring in through the shack speaker. ;)