Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
Have you seen this recent article (5/5/15): “FCC Commissioner: Conceivable Federal Government Will ‘Want to Start Tamping Down’”? 
If you are concerned about the Internet remaining neutral (original meaning) and remaining in the hands of the private sector, note carefully these excerpts:
Over the weekend Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said he anticipates that, as a result of the passage of net neutrality regulations, federal regulators will attempt to control political websites – such as the Drudge Report (and the report lists other sites as well)– through the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). […]
The new net neutrality regulations, passed by the FCC at the end of February, will take effect on June 12 and will reclassify broadband Internet providers as public utilities.
Initially, the new regulations will command broadband companies not to block online traffic, but Pai said he foresees the federal government controlling website content as well in the future.
“I could easily see this migrating over to the direction of content… What you’re seeing now is an impulse not just to regulate the roads over which traffic goes, but the traffic itself,” he said. […] *
The article includes some details on the harassment Pai and his family have endured as a result, he believes, of his opposition to the current state of the federal interest in taking over the Internet by redefinition and regulatory power.
Should we just pass his comments and his family’s experience off as another conspiracy theory?
See my previous article (linked below and to the right) on why the digital technology on which the Internet is built (a “shared capacity” platform) is much more easily controlled and why, globally, the traditional “dedicated capacity” AM/FM radio and television stations might be “going dark” or being phased out.
THE U.S. CANARY…
…might very well be gasping her last, with the takeover to commence one month from today.
But the power-mongers might not wish to control it all at once.
That might be too obvious.
After all, you can fool most of the people most of the time, busy as they are making a living and thinking this is just all about the elimination of bandwidth bottlenecks and increasing download speed…
So that little bird might have to die a slow death by one regulation, here, another there, the Ministry of Newspeak peppering the pages liberally with all the really good buzz terms like Fairness and Sustainability and Neutrality and Equity and Social Justice. Maybe think up a new one, too, hmmmm, “Net Justice?” “Net Equity”?
Or, on the other hand, because anybody of any stripe—not just the preferred stripe–can say whatever they want over the existing Internet, the canary might have to die a sudden death some dark and stormy night in downtown Riotville.
Problem, though: true Americans are still so, well, peace loving and generous, so free, and that’s how we like to solve our problems.
Hmmmm. What to do? (I can imagine some control-mongers musing):
Gin up a ruckus. That’s it! Because you KNOW how social media and a free Internet fuel the flames! Then we can come in with the solution and the people will accept it, no, demand it, just to make the ruckus stop! Let’s see:
- A race-based ruckus, or if that doesn’t quite work,
- a class-based ruckus, or if that doesn’t quite work ,
- a cops-are-all-bad-based ruckus (and, agitators, while you are taking potshots at the police, in a manner of speaking, don’t forget to burn and loot and destroy the inner cities, too, so that, hmmmm, the people will WANT a higher level of law enforcement and, as a bonus, we can maybe clear the smoking rubble and pump in federal funds to build additional Agenda 21 stack-and-pack urban high rises …but, shhhhhhh, on that. For now. Just keep quietly building. Stay focused.), or
- all of the above and, for extra credit as it were, bus in some professional agitators…
We can easily weave in the top-shelf buzz words in the postmortem.
But, of course, too many people are catching on. Even ordinary citizens like me.
NOW what to do?
But of course! We’ve got it!
Play up the “public utility” angle. Easy sell, what with the perception of a public utility: all for one and one for all, eh?
June 12th, here we come!
If we can just reign in that blasted Internet in time…
Or martial up some other kind of control…
SO WHY THE RANT?
Because I (still) can.
And because, fellow Americans, indeed, citizens from 95 countries who sometimes stop in here for a view, if you have anything to say, now is the time.
Left, Right, Middle, Pro, Con, Religious, Non-religious, Freedom-loving…
As never before, our freedom of speech is in danger.
The “twelfth hour is nigh,” figuratively and literally.
HOW CLOSE IS “THE DARK”?
For my part, here is what I offer in the remaining time (times and half a time) until, as many predict, such darkness will ensue: an encouragement and a call.
Despite who controls what is gearing up in the global sphere there is another sphere outside of their reach.
No matter their technology.
No matter their power.
No matter their money, equipment, or carefully-crafted rhetoric.
Were the greater sphere of which I write, God’s own,–that which by His WORD alone was breathed into existence—at any time less powerful and effective, the god of the lower sphere would have destroyed it long ago.
Satan, Beelzebub, the villain of a thousand faces, would have shut mouths, stilled hands, and stopped thoughts even in that garden of good where evil first snaked in…
Consider his ordnance.
Think of the brutal efforts The Original Destroyer has put forth through time, the blood spilled and civilizations decimated (most from within) in the attempt to do essentially the same thing as perhaps is happening again today: stop the information flow: literally, figuratively and spiritually.
But, look around, look up! Grass still sprouts fragile fingers through dense soil at the appointed time, birds still pattern the skies, fish still wind their way through their watery matrix and massive tectonic plates still grind their separate ways inch by inch, side by side…
The third rock from the sun on which we walk still spins the given days and months and years in its trajectory around “our star,” of millions of stars, and perhaps even more incredibly, there are still those who would say this was all by mere chance…
Mankind is still trying to cipher the math and the miracle of it all. Every day, a new discovery as creation continues unstoppable, powering through time.
(What if Darwin had had the potent microscopes of the 21st century to view the “universe within one single cell” of which he could view so little in the 19th century! Would he have trusted that? Perhaps. But perhaps not, given the equal power of another earth mover and shaker: free will. But I digress.)
Now, here is the most powerful and encouraging news (though incomprehensible to he who pillages the planet for more flesh and blood) despite the efforts to shut ‘r down–daily more eyes see, ears hear, and hearts change because of the Original Power hidden from the teeth and tentacles of that old destroyer.
God’s Word powers on, holding fast planets, stars, and hearts, too, where neither man nor Beast can reach.
And, history reveals, attempting to imprison or shut down the truth of this potent Word seems only to fuel its growth.
We get a glimpse of why in an old Scripture where one in prison writes to one on the outside: Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, 9for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned. 10For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.… (2 Timothy 2: 8-10, NIV). (Emphasis His.)
Persecution seems only to fuel the power of redemption.
The real enemy of the planet is, in effect, damned if he does strike and damned if he doesn’t.
He knows it…
His minions sense it…
And we need to note it.
YOUR “CALL” AND MINE
And so, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6), know that until our appointed time is up on this mortal sphere, we can still and always witness of and spread the Good News of God’s Word and salvation through Jesus Christ.
There is a “truth-width,” so to speak, that circumvents, circumscribes, and circumpowers, if you will, any bandwidth mere man can devise or restrict.
But perhaps just now with a greater sense of the time and times we are in, thus:
If you are an intercessor, intercede with renewed urgency.
If you are a preacher, preach with renewed focus on God’s Word for us today.
If you are a teacher, writer, singer, prophet, apostle, healer, miracle worker, business owner or grandma in your prayer closet: NOW IS THE TIME AS NEVER BEFORE TO BE ABOUT YOUR FATHER’S BUSINESS.
For there is still time for the others who have not yet looked up from the fray and sought God. We just don’t know how much.
They likely soon will, however, as the conspiracies (the real ones) are disclosed “from the rooftops” (figuratively and literally), and the planet, as prophesied, “goes dark” in a much more potent sense than just phasing out broadcast media.
From Someone else who knew and knows well the hour in which we are living, here are our marching orders: “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work” (Jesus, quoted in the Gospel of John, chapter 9 verse 4).
For such a time as this you (and I) have been called.
* UPDATE: LATER THIS SAME DAY, “Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, [W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.” (emphasis mine) Hmmmm… source: vhttp://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/05/12/obama-rips-fox-were-going-to-have-to-change-how-the-media-reports/
 For how one community describes this effort, see http://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/redevelopment-and-un-agenda-21.html for background and particulars.
For another site with explanations and what others have been doing to expose the Agenda 21 plans for urban areas, http://educate-yourself.org/cn/agenda21easylesson13oct13.shtml
For the document itself, https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf
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