A revealing statement from an FBI agent.....portentous designs of BIG BUSINESS...and a PRESIDENTIAL announcement, may signal the end of the INTERNET as we know it.
The information super-highway is of critical importance to the world as we speed toward the 21st century. The Internet is a vital part of that highway which will play an increasingly significant role in the transition into the new millennium.
The free flow of information which characterizes the Internet has been its most compelling and attractive feature and accounts for its explosive growth in recent years. The very essence of its value, the free and unrestricted exchange of information, however, may be the cause of its demise as we know it today. President Clinton has proposed steps which will help pave the way for the NEXT GENERATION OF THE INTERNET. The plan calls for the government to spend up to $650 million on upgrades which could make the system 100 to 1,000 times faster than the present one. "Let us reach for the goal in the 21st century of every home connected to the Internet", Clinton said.
One might ask why the government would have sufficient interest in the Internet to invest up to $650 million in the NEXT GENERATION INTERNET? Do they, too, see its value and its threat to their designs? A recent statement by an unnamed source from the FBI puts this entire question in perspective. "There must be some control imposed on the Internet, it is too dangerous in its present unrestricted and unregulated state." In keeping with the FBI concerns regarding the "dangerous" level of freedom of information is a statement by Council on Foreign Relations member Lawrence Eagleburger, "We have to be the world's THOUGHT policemen", he said.
Another group which advocates changes to the Internet is New Century Network, a collection of large nationwide media publishing giants. They assume a more casual stance, speaking of the need for EDITORS, AGENTS, and FILTERS to improve the quality of the Internet experience. "That's where we come in", they say, with a plan to "marry the interactivity, breadth, and cool conversation, with the 'credibility' and dedicated insight of the home town newspaper. We're a venture of 9 media companies which together own 225 daily newspapers around the U.S. Our owners are:
Each of these companies has a rich and fascinating history, and each has played a SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN SHAPING AMERICAN SOCIETY as we know it today. Most of all we intend to SHAPE and DEVELOP [ the Internet] CONTENT so the...result is a CIVILIZED net experience. For these reasons we call ourselves an interactive CONTENT DEVELOPMENT and distribution company."
New Century Network is precisely accurate in their revealing self assessment. They have in fact "PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN SHAPING AMERICAN SOCIETY." But is this the true function of the free press, SHAPING SOCIETY? This admission is a serious indictment of the media and is a revelation of their real intent. These are the tactics used by socialist governments to implement their agenda. Quoting from the book "The Great Deceit" [Veritas Foundation study], Archibald Roosevelt states: "Socialists have infiltrated our schools, our law courts, our government, our MEDIA OF COMMUNICATIONS." The study went on to say that "the Socialist movement is made up of a relatively small number of people who have developed the TECHNIQUE OF INFLUENCING large masses of people to a VERY HIGH DEGREE."
"The Protocols" give further insight into the function which the press or media has been "designed" to serve. "In the hands of the national governments today, the greatest force for moving the minds and thoughts of the people is the news media. The primary purposes of the news media are: to keep pointing out things that we want the people to believe...to give voice to the complaints of the people and to express and create discontent. Through the news media we have gained the power to influence and control the minds of the people, while remaining hidden. "One of the media's own highly respected leaders has confessed this very thing. John Swinton, a former Chief of Staff at the NEW YORK TIMES, was asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1953. Swinton was called 'the dean of his profession' by other newsmen who admired him greatly. He made this candid confession:
'There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write your honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon [money], and to sell his country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.' " Shillum, 1996.
The forces opposed to a free and open Internet speak in terms of "improving the Internet experience", by the use of CONTENT DEVELOPMENT, EDITORS, FILTERS, CREDIBILITY, SHAPING CONTENT, ETC, ETC. The Internet is the last and only medium of communication which until this time has not been edited, regulated, censored, shaped or controlled. It is now only a matter of time; the powers that control society will not permit so dangerous an element to remain unbridled. We can expect the NEXT GENERATION INTERNET which the government is so generously supporting, to be a regulated, controlled and useful tool of the New World Order. It will cease to be an avenue for true inquiry, but, instead will be an educational and indoctrination device. Therefore, the President has set for his goal- "every home in America connected to the Internet in the 21st century."
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