I figured Obama would have some plan to silence free speech on the internet. It is, after all, the goal of every good Marxist to silence decent and foster group think through government control, and indoctrination. I am actually shocked, though, to learn just how far he will be willing to go to achieve this goal. Not only does he want to deprivatize the internet, making it fully under government control, he wants to create “international norms” for internet use, and require all citizens to use government issued smart cards to access the internet, or do anything while you’re there. This would be done in the name of security, and to prevent identity fraud.
I’d like to think this kind of power grab and violation of our civil liberties would never survive the public outrage, but, if a majority of the country is willing to elect a narcissistic Socialist to lead them, they may also be willing to defer to the wisdom of their new messiah when it comes to internet security. Read on, and be very afraid.
Newspapers are widely covering a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies calling for Obama to appoint a “Cyberspace Czar” to oversee cyberspace security. And in the words of the New York Times article, “License plates may be coming to cyberspace.”
The Center for Strategic and International Studies, whose chairman is Obama advisor Sam Nunn and whose President and CEO is John J Hamre, who was a possible candidate for Secretary of Defense under Obama. One of the members of the board of trustees is our old friend and Obama advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski. The report’s recommendations are unsurprisingly expected to be fast tracked through the Obama administration.
The report’s recommendations emphasize taking away cybersecurity from DHS in order to create a special department to oversee cybersecurity. It recommends ending the division between civilian and national security systems. And calls for establishing “international norms” when it comes to the internet.
And it focuses a good deal on identity verification, not just for Federal employees, but for ordinary Americans as well.
The report urges a move away from passwords, and toward physical identity verification, via a device that would verify an individual’s identity. And calls for “government issued credentials” to be used by consumers.
From Page 14 of the report.
17. The United States should allow consumers to use strong government-issued credentials (or commercially issued credentials based on them) for online activities.