Skip to comments.Control freaks want web licences to end bloggers' anonymity – be very afraid
Posted on 02/15/2010 9:08:52 PM PST by 444Flyer
The American blogosphere is going increasingly viral about a proposal advanced at the recent meeting of the Davos Economic Forum by Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft, that an equivalent of a drivers licence should be introduced for access to the web. This totalitarian call has been backed by articles and blogs in Time magazine and the New York Times.
As bloggers have not been slow to point out, the system being proposed is very similar to one that the government of Red China reluctantly abandoned as too repressive. It was inevitable that, sooner or later, the usual unholy alliance of government totalitarians and big business would attempt to end the democratic free-for-all that is the blogosphere. The United Nations is showing similar interest in moving to eliminate free speech.
The recent uprising in the blogosphere that resulted in the overturning of the Global Warming consensus can only have focused our rulers attention more acutely on this infuriating challenge to their totalitarian control. What will go next? they must be asking themselves. Unrestricted immigration? Punitive taxation? Even the European Union? With the helots exploiting a loophole in the PC Curtain that has otherwise been so remorselessly drawn down over freedom of expression, the internet represents a dangerously subversive force, fulfilling the role in the West that was formerly performed by samizdat publications inside the Soviet Union.
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“This totalitarian call has been backed by articles and blogs in Time magazine and the New York Times”
That comes as no surprise to me. I despise those rags and you can toss in newsweek and a few others while we are at it.
Newsweak,Time-Lies, and The NYet Times and SeeBS News and the LA Times have all be exposed on the net fabricating falsehoods as “news”.
No wonder they want to crack down on the critics.
I pay my ISP good money.They’re not going to like this at all.
They fully understand that the last two obstacles standing in the way of government control are the blogs and talk radio. They have to silence us so that they can work “anonymously” behind the scenes to subvert our rights. Ironic isn’t it? They want to destroy the bloggoshpere’s anonymity to preserve their own.
Of course they’re against it. A free blogsphere eats into their power and influence. Not to mention they regularly get taken to task in said blogsphere for all their slant and bias.
There’s not even a license for being a “journalist,” a “reporter,” or an “editor.”
Why should there be one for scribbling on the Internet, unless it is to shut people up?
Mundie should concentrate on taking care of all those patent infringement cases Microsoft is always fighting off and leave the internet to the rest of us.
If your ISP is TimeWarner or one of several others, they are the very ones who want this.
Add Verizon, the first ISP to intentionally throttle downloads because they think their customers are “thieves”. TW has the same mentality.
The internet is our liberty tree.
Video very much related >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw49E263ORk
Why do I despise anyone who has anything to do with Davos ?
With all the pervs in our gov’t, I suspect this ain’t going far here in the US.
parsy, who figgers they have more to hide than us
Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft
Het Craig, I see MS stock has been flat for the last nine YEARS. How's that outsourcing to Turd world and Communist countries workin' for ya?
Don't kid yourself, they'll exempt themselves. But sites the FR will require a special license to access, let alone contribute to. Oh yeah, some of us could expect special attention.
Next thing, they'll require talk-radio to have caller-id and log all callers.
Not worried, myself. All kidding an hyperbole aside, I’m certain that this would violate rule .308 if anyone ever attempted to implement it.
I think we should issue licenses to donkeys before they can poop on Obama’s head.
That was a great one, wasn’t it?