Sunday, January 9, 2011

What News Do They Want to Bury Under Arizona Shooting?

As the MSM quickly latched on to the meme being floated by Fox News and started immediately reporting that the Arizona shooter is:

1. Anti-Semitic (Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish);

2. White supremacist;

3. Anti-government;

4. Right-wing nut,

even though a classmate of his describes him as "quite liberal, quite radical left-wing pothead".

No matter what the truth is, it's clear that the powers that be have already decided on the meme - anti-Semitic, anti-government, right-wing wacko did it.

Now, a printer cartridge from Yemen (remember that one?) bound for Chicago synagogues was used as the pretext by the federal government to conduct the sexual harassment at the airport by the TSA. News of eggs tainted with salmonella this summer was blown out of proportion in order for Congress to pass the food "safety" bill - the Patriot Act for foods - even though hardly any Americans that I know of were panicking and demanding the federal government action.

What are they planning to achieve with this Arizona carnage? I have a few candidates but I'm settling for this one:

Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans (1/7/2011 CBS News)

STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.

It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said.

That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The move also is likely to please privacy and civil liberties groups that have raised concerns in the past over the dual roles of police and intelligence agencies.

The announcement came at an event today at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Schmidt spoke.

The Obama administration is currently drafting what it's calling the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which Locke said will be released by the president in the next few months. (An early version was publicly released last summer.)

"We are not talking about a national ID card," Locke said at the Stanford event. "We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities."

And we are supposed to take his words that his department is instituting this for the convenience and security of the Internet users.

Schmidt assures us it is not mandatory. Yeah right. And I have San Francisco Golden Bridge to sell to you.

Now, why do I think that the Arizona incident will be used to push this agenda? It would be easier for them (the feds) if everyone is fitted with one Internet ID to keep track of where we visit, what we do on the net. At least so they think. What do they want to keep track of? People who visits sites that are, as they've spelled out in this Arizona case already, "anti-Semitic, anti-government, right-wing". The federal government has made no secret as to what kind of people they want to keep under surveillance: anti-Semitic, anti-government, right-wing, domestic "terrorists".

An incident is "anti-Semitic" if a Jewish man or woman is injured in any way. The definition of "anti-government" seems to be "against what the incumbent administration is doing". The definition of "right-wing" seems to be "anyone who is not left-wing liberals". More than half the population of the US seems to fit the definition of "anti-government" and "right-wing" at this point.

Again, never mind that the gunman is described as "left wing pothead". It will be used to control (or try to) more than half of Americans who oppose the government agendas in cyberspace for the sake of "safety and security". They will parade a few women who will say "I feel much safer" or "It's for the kids".

In addition, sooner or later (sooner, probably), we may be forced to go through naked scanning or intrusive pat downs at the entrance to our favorite supermarkets just to buy groceries.


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