Now It's The Internet They're Here To Help Us With
he "Protect IP Act" is a Internet censorship legislation, and the joke that calls itself the "Justice" Department in the District of Criminals wants to do anything but "protect" the Internet.
It's a tactic that goes back to a time Before Christ (abbreviated as BC, instead of the politically correct BCE - or the heathen calendar reform called Before the Common Era), when the Syrian despot Antiochus invaded Egypt, claiming he was there to "protect" the embattled Ptolemaic Pharaoh. While he was "helping" him, the killer and his locust minions pillaged and ravaged the people and the land. So too, the liars in the US government, have decided the Internet needs their "protection."
As usual, EVERYTHING they touch turns to manure, and if the devilish trash working for the First Dirtbag (a usurper who is. without a doubt, the worst US President in history) get their way, Americans will lose the next to the last leg of freedom chair they've been lounging in for so long. The last leg is, of course, your weapon --- but the freedom to even discuss the subject is about to be censored.
It should be self evident the Bill of Rights (that old thing) already protects the Internet, but the erosion of our fundamentalGod Given Rights (rights proceed from God, tyranny proceeds from government), which has been underway for decades at the hands of both major parties, is sharply accelerating. Many of us have watched when there were popular uprisings against the thugs in government, and the first thing they do is cut off communications. Egypt, Syria, China, Iran....and now, America.
The Protect IP Act (PIPA) is a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet. PIPA creates two new blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.
The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," a rather broad phrase that could be construed to apply to just about anybody -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.
For those who have been sleeping, GEO recently ran stories where Paypal, the gigantic Internet money transfer system, has frozen people's funds because they're opinion was not politically correct. As long as your "opinion" is liberal, they leave you alone, but if you say something they can twist into hate (such as homosexual behaviour is a sin), they cut off your revenue.
Although the politically naive (including the aforementioned homosexual contingent) usually don't perceive such threats, after the velvet glove comes off the iron hand, it's too late to turn back. Here's an example of how this works. A site like YouTube could be censored in America. Copyright holders like Viacom (a firm that controls lots of copyrighted material) often argue copyrighted material is central to the activity of YouTube, but under current US law, YouTube is perfectly legal as long as they take down copyrighted material when they're informed about it -- which is why Viacom lost to YouTube in court.
But if PIPA passes, Viacom wouldn't even need to prove YouTube is doing anything illegal to get it shut down -- as long as they can persuade the courts that enough people are using it for copyright infringement, the whole site could be censored.
Perhaps even more disturbing is the following fact. Even if Viacom couldn't get a court to compel censorship of a YouTube or a similar site, the Department of Justice (DOJ) could put it on the second blacklist, and encourage Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block it even without a court order. ISPs have ample reason to abide the will of the powerful DOJ, even if the law doesn't formally require them to do so.
PIPA would also be a huge step forward for censorship of anything deemed politically incorrect. By characterizing any statements, website writings, videos, or public communication of any kind as "infringing" on the beliefs of someone else who is likeminded with big government, the Beast can simply shut off access, and your voice will have been effectively silenced. They can sort out the illegality later, but in the meantime they have the kill switch, and you've been silenced. There are thousands of permutations on this theme, but once the camel's nose is under the Internet tent, you'll never get him out.
In reality, the proverbial camel has been in bed with you for quite awhile, and he already has enough power to prosecute you for wearing the wrong pajamas, because the fabric was stitched by somebody they appointed themselves to protect a long time ago.
Tyranny is here. Govern yourselves accordingly.
The end of the American way of life, how we got here, and our best course of action, is addressed in the DVD Shortwave Wars: The Republic In Peril. There is a brief online video found at our Patriot website Streamwars.com with information on the subject. This video is found in the online Patriot catalog under DVD's at the link on the work entitled SHORTWAVE WARS: THE REPUBLIC IN PERIL.