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To: abb
“They” are gonna take over and “they” already have the power and the technology.--My comment was that if "they (basicly, people with money/power who think they know best and should run the world)" want to censor the internet and technically can, they will. I don't agree they will shut it down and start over; that would destroy world finance and many other human endevors.

Because “they” can’t, that’s why. The citizens still run the show here in the USA.--I agree. See my post above.

43 posted on 12/07/2010 2:44:39 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: jonathonandjennifer
I don't agree they will shut it down and start over; that would destroy world finance and many other human endevors.

That depends on how big a threat WikiLeaks and others are perceived to be. The US government shut down all air traffic after 911 until they were certain the threat to the nation was contained. That cost billions.

And given the suicide bomber mentality of the WikiLeaks people, I think governments will be forced into extreme action, soon.
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If the threat is seen as life threatening to government, as I believe they'll see it, they'll try to contain the damage within the current system but ultimately will start it all over if they think that's what it'll take. That's why I think Assange and his supporters have catastrophically overestimated their power and underestimated the power of government.

The Free internet is dead. Quixotic utopians just don't know it yet.

Because “they” can’t, that’s why. The citizens still run the show here in the USA.--I agree.

This is a new era. While the USA has been drifting left for decades, the election of ZERO has eventuated in the biggest lurch leftward in history. There is a new reality at work and a new and very different level of corrupt leadership.

The citizens do not "run the show" in America. If they did they would not be allowing child molestation and nude photography of their wives and daughters at the airport.

Democrats have stated openly that Obama will be running the nation by Executive Order for the next 2 years bypassing the new Republican Congress. Congress runs nothing. The Executive branch runs everything through the buraucracies; the FCC, FTC, FDA, CIA, FBI, and mostly by Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.

As it is 99.9% of Americans are focused on just surviving this month. They believe that 100% effort on their part is still so tiny it doesn't matter whether they actually do anything or not.

Our only hope is to create a grassroots revival of desire for freedom such that people actually pay attention and take action to extend it. The minority in power are working 24/7 to take it from us.

It's possible that the grassroots enthusiasm for the Tea Party and Sarah Palin are the last best hope that freedom in America has.

48 posted on 12/07/2010 6:01:25 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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