The Great Firewall a-coming

“The Internet is in danger,” Wolfgang Kleinwächter, professor for Internet policies at Aarhus University,

It is really a surprise that nations will attempt to regulate the Internet? Every national government and their sub-units already regulate every aspect of human activity. Every imaginable form of taxation follows the regulating. National war departments have always attempted to secure new technology to the vaults of its bureaucracies.

As the nations try to install borders upon the Internet thus the creations of multiple intranets will still-born the free global economy. The black-Internet will be born. I didn’t just type about a racial group rising but of a black-market developing outside of officialdom. It had happen before and will again; computer users will find a way to escape censorship.

The Next Underground Railway will be Cyber

This post was based upon the article at Newsbusters.org

AM I EXCITED YET?

As much as I was in 1988 for Vice-President Bush when he achieved the presumptive Republican nomination. Of course, his being President Reagan’s v-p was a great help; Bush’s election was assumed Reagan’s third term.

In this year of 2012, the presumptive nominee could have been any Republican since the President Obama is as competent in his office as that boy-wonder Jimmy Carter. In 1980, any Republican was going to win. Fortunately, the GOP nominated a solid Conservative.

This year I am excited to replace the radical Carteresque president.

We don’t need the “electable” candidate

I hate people telling us that we must vote for the one who is the most “electable” candidate.  Because, when it comes to Republicans, “electable” is code for “most like a Democrat”.  They think that only a democrat, or one who is like a democrat can get elected.  I am TIRED of  actual conservative candidates being tossed by the wayside in favor of the “most electable” candidate … who then proceeds to demonstrate that he is not electable after all.  Last time around, we lost Duncan Hunter to this kind of thinking.

If we are going to lose, let’s lose by our principles.  But — and here is the thing —  the people who are proclaiming to us which candidate is “electable” are doing one of two things.  They are either playing upon our fears of losing the election and telling us that THEIR candidate is the only one who is “electable”.  Or worse, they are actually planning for defeat by thinking in terms of  “let’s pick someone who is most like the other party”.

They are WRONG.  The American People would be more than willing to vote for someone with principles. It’s when they are offered a choice between “Democrat” and “Democrat Lite” that they decide to go for the real Democrat.  I mean, if you are going to have a Democrat, why not pick the Real Thing, right?

Herman Cain is the most unabashedly conservative candidate we have.  The Florida Straw Poll picked him even when the pundits weren’t even MENTIONING him after the debates.  He is the man we need for the upcoming election, and not just as a token VP on the ticket.  He needs to be the top of the ticket.  And the “electable” candidate, Romney?  Pfeh.  A Republican who is a success in a Blue state.  Who brought Obamacare to his state before it was brought to the rest of the country.  Pfeh again.  Romney is “electable”. We need someone who can LEAD.

 

Obamacrous Speed to Ruin

From Barnes & Nobles, I downloaded the sample of Mark Steyn’s newest book, After America: Get Ready for the Armageddon, It is a nasty remembrance of the mess humankind keeps getting itself into constantly throughout its history. Some quotes from it:

“There is the moral of all human tales; ‘tis but the same rehersal of the past, First Freedom, and then Glory—when that fails—barbaism at last.” –Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

“The sun’ll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow there’ll be sun.” –Charles Strouse and Martin Carmin, Annie

“A bait banker thus desponds,
From his own hand forsees his fall,
They have his soul, who have his bonds;
Tis like the writing on the wall.” –Jonathan Swift, The Run Upon the Bankers

The sample quoted one of my favorite scenes from the Wodehouse’s novels. Steyn mentions how Bertie Wooster and his Aunt Dahlia are discussing his uncle being upset by the Exchequer’s insistence upon taxing his income:

“Is he still upset about that income-tax money?” ask Bertie.

“Upset is right,” replies Aunt Dahlia.” He says that Civilization is in the melting-pot and that all thinking men can read the writing on the wall.”

“What wall?”

“Old Testament, ass,” snaps Aunt Dahlia. “Belshazzar’s feast.”

“Oh, that, yes,” says Bertie. “I’ve often wondered how that gag was worked—with mirrors, I expect.”

Steyn turns to the biblical passage. I thought, “oh, no. He is going Paul Erlich on me.” You must recall those silly books from the nineteen-seventies about end-of-the-world by various combinations of Old/New Tesstaments and space aliens. In After America, we learn how Daniel 5: 25-28 speaks of man’s foolishness with economics.

The Writing on the /Wall

[note: the passage uses arabmaic names of weights and monetary values. Mina, shekel (1/60th of mina), and parsu (half-mina). In modern terms half-dollar, penny, and two bits.]

“This is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, TEKEL, AND PERES. These words means: MENE, God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it; TEKEI, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting; PERES, your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

TRILLION BILLION, HALF-TRILLION!

“If the deficits are “unsustainable,” than what happens when they can no longer be sustained?” –Mark Steyn

“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” –Herbert Stein

When will it stop? Who will suffer when it does stop? Didn’t the novelist Ernest Hemingway write that the bells toll for thee?