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American Censorship Day: Administration’s Double Speak

Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE

A reader wrote in response to my blog Disinformation Compliments Of The New York Times.

His comment fits in perfectly with today’s protest American Censorship Day.

“2500 years ago the Father of Strategy said:

 “Today’s battles are information battles because information shapes both perception and opinion.  Those who use it to both attack and defend will win, those who do not will lose.”  Sun Tzu

"With the media’s help (and others who supported this man without doing their homework) we are at a strategic disadvantage.  It’s why I wrote my book in mathematical terms not political terms.  There is no arguing math. It is objective."

"Have a good day Dr. Feld.”

 Occasionally I look at the Daily Kos. Today, November 16, I looked at the Internet newspaper because I wanted to see what they had to say about American Censorship Day.

The Daily Kos nailed it. They also included a You Tube of Joe Biden defending the freedoms and the need for not censoring the Internet.

 “There are a couple of bills (like PROTECT IP) coursing through Congress that if enacted threaten the entire Internet only to protect outmoded business models of the movie and music industries.

One particularly pernicious example is the Stop Online Piracy Act which would require the US government to do their or any supposed "rightsholder's" bidding to shut down foreign "rogue" sites. The truth is that it would also shut down US sites  like Twitter and YouTube and including the DailyKos – (that means you, too) if found in violation of Hollywood's whims the SOPA provisions.  It even threatens to shut down and blacklist ISPs who don't cooperate.”

 These two bills play right into President Obama’s goal to control information. At the same time V.P. Joe Biden is talking about maintain the Internet free from censorship.

If this is intentional it is a neat way to keep the public confused.

The Daily Kos goes on to say, 

 “The bills are opposed by big Internet companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, eBay, Twitter, LinkedIn, Zynga and others. Even VP Joe Biden has spoken out against it (although not directly and only until he is for it – coming soon!):”


 Joe Bidden statement on censorship of the Internet. 


The New York Times finally published an editorial opposing the bill with politically correct qualifications.

The intention is not the same as China’s Great Firewall, a nationwide system of Web censorship, but the practical effect could be similar.”

Let us see how long it takes to get Joe Biden in sync with the administration’s goal.

Why doesn’t President Obama weigh in on the issue?

Where is the outrage from the Republican Party leadership in the House and the Senate about these bills?

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