China has stepped up to forward the Obamafolks’ nefarious plan to assure governmental control of the only presently free information source: the Internet. One result is a Silicon Valley Panic. While it is true that China is no U.S. friend, all governments do share interests and on occasion, cooperate to forward them. Controlling the information reaching citizens is a shared interest.
As one might expect, the Chinese Internet is government censored, heavily. When the Chinese government learned that the American NSA had embedded spyware into American tech manufacturer’s products, those suppliers were deleted from Chiese procurement lists forthwith. And when it leaked via Edward Snowden that NSA spying was reaching the big U.S. based Internet providers, the folks that actually provide the service, China took note.
And now, the Ul.S. Government has announced that it plans to regulate the heretofore free Internet via FCC, FEC and FTC regulations. This has not attracted much attention from the media or from the citizens but it riveted Chinese attention. For some reason, China isn’t happy with its primary opponent running the world’s primary communication outlet now discovered to be full of U.S. government spying. Can’t imagine why …
So China has simply told the world Internet honchos in Silicon Valley that it is entitled to the same snooping and controls over the Internet that they have been providing the NSA, which is to say, the U.S. Government. Reasonable enough, right? And the silicon valley Big Internet Honchos are businesses; they aren’t likely to be willing to accept exclusion from the world’s most populous market. But we suppose that the NSA might have other views. What to do? For now, panic!
In essence, the Internet has been a free, commercial and personal milieu. Under those sigils it became what it now is. Not so of course, in China where it has always been government controlled along with everything else. But generally. Now, the Obama Administration has announced that it is taking over and China and no doubt others are not going along. We wonder why the American people are acquiescent; there will be regret, after it is too late, we suppose.
So the Obamafolk, by their hubris, have awakened a sleeping dragon. Foolish, we believe and clumsy too. And you can keep your doctor, if you can find him. And, it adds a dose of government economic poison to what has been a wellspring of growth and enterprise. Oh well, that’s what governments are famous for, right? Truly free enterprise is always an intolerable threat to any government!