|Death Penalty for Political Blogs?||59466 readings|
|Tuesday, 31 May 2005 09:39|
Death Penalty for Political Blogs?
Down the Long (or short) Road
Of course, this is nothing new, as noted above, but it appears the idea is picking up steam. It should also be noted the proposed regulation impacts only blogs that endorse political candidates or blogs that ?take money? from political war chests, something this blog does not do (because both parties are pimps for the established order). On the other hand, considering how both government officials and their corporate bosses have an irksome tendency to use the law as a cudgel to pummel those who oppose them, it is not much of a stretch to imagine another law down the pike designed to stifle the free political speech of those they consider malcontents, conspiracy mongers, and dangerous ?terrorist? troublemakers. As it now stands, the corporate media, to the say the least, is collectively miffed at political bloggers, who they feel are encroaching in their god-given (or government-given) territory. It is alarming to the alphabet soup media corporations that they are realizing a drop in readership and page views as people go elsewhere for their news and information.
Finally, it is indicative that a government dominated by Republicans (and Republican-like Democrats)?who disingenuously believe government should be reduced ?down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,? as Republican Bushite (and Strausscon AEI flunky) Grover Norquist so famously declared?who find nothing wrong with repressive big government, so long as it is used to annihilate the opposition, especially an opposition vociferously against the all-war-all-the-time agenda, a resumption of nuclear testing and proliferation, and wanton violations of international law.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2005 09:39|