by Scott Creighton
the time has come — indeed, it is long overdue — for the wisdom, ingenuity and resources of American business to be marshalled against those who would destroy it. Lewis Powell memo, 1971
“We gotta get Bill Gates to shut down the internet, for the CHILDREN!” Donald Trump
CISA (CISPA) is now the law of the land.
Your sneaky uncles in congress snuck into your bedroom the other night and planted their fascist seed into the futures of your children. Then sneakier ObamaGod took his turn, signed it into law and ran away into the night zipping up his pants to go party with his Big Business friends in Hawaii.
Yeah, it’s a nasty metaphor, but an even nastier reality.
Big Business has been pushing for CISPA for years. Back in early 2013, they killed Aaron Swartz to make sure he wouldn’t be around to lead the charge against it like he did the first time the public will killed the fascist wet dream of theirs. That’s because CISPA (now CISA) hands over complete control of your internet, email and phone information (“internet of everything“, remember) and everything else really, to Big Business allowing them to do with it as they see fit and leaving you with absolutely no recourse whatsoever.
In all, with the aligned companies that make up the various Roundtables and alliances, there are 800 corporations that support the passage of CISPA…
April 15th, 2013… right before this whole thing kicked off and Glenn Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden, 200 senior IBM executives hit D.C. like a plague of locusts to push them to pass the new CISPA bill.
“The message we’re going to give [lawmakers] is going to be a very simple, clear message: support the passage of CISPA,” he later added. The Hill
If you think it was a bad idea to allow a handful of NSA techies access to your metadata, CISA provides all your data to a hundred thousand faceless corporate ladder climbers to do with as they see fit just so long as they have a “good faith belief” that you might be up to no good.
How’s that for “CHANGE”?