A wholly predictable
big-government play for even more control over markets and technology,
information and communication is moving through Congress.
news. It’s actually quite typical. After the nauseating passage
of the National Defense Authorization Bill last month, with
its Constitution-shattering military detention provisions for any
American who falls out of the President’s favor, or who has
crossed his minions, what might not be passed into law?
Protect IP Act, PIPA, and its House companion Stop Online Piracy
Act, SOPA, is now seeping through the congressional sewage system.
This legislative pollution is purported to reduce global data piracy
and illegal copying of digital content by regulating American ISPs
and the Internet. Entertainment industry moguls and "too-big-to
fail" content producers are demanding it, and it’s designed by
paid-off, power-hungry establishment lawyers in Congress who
don’t understand internet architecture, information technology,
or the nature of the free market.
SOPA in particular
is written by the fascist-leaning central controllers in Washington,
who believe a better America will be one with an RFID chip in every
creature, four legs and two, federal tracking of every person from
birth to death, and exquisite knowledge of their every transaction,
in real time. Lavrenti Beria and the East German Stasi chief Markus
Wolf must be dreaming of reincarnation into such a totalitarian
jewel – the United States in the 21st Century.