My Way Back machine is getting some mileage on it these last few months, let me tell ya. Honestly, I’m getting all kinds of tired dragging the hypocrisy of the Left into the revealing light of day, but it has got to be done.
CNet has an article announcing that the newest “cybersecurity” bill being pushed by this administration would give the president “emergency control of the Internet.” I’ll let that sink in for a second. You see, this is what prompted my dragging the Way Back machine out of the garage yet again. Do you have any idea how expensive fuel is for this thing? I’m going to charge the Obama administration for this. Better yet, take it out of my taxes.
This bill apparently “permit[s] the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.”
The Way Back machine is here to provide perspective. This bill with its alarming language has received little attention, as if it is every day that our president calls for the ability to control privately owned networks during a “cybersecurity emergency.” Enter the Way Back machine. Let us travel back to the dark age of America under King George the Surprisingly Crafty Village Idiot/Evil Genius. The exact date does not matter, for any time between the stolen 2000 election and the glorious ascension of Muad’Dib Barack and his Abs of Righteousness will suffice.
Stepping out of the velvet-apolstered, slightly smarmy neo ’70′s interior of my WBM, we find ourselves in what really amounts to a hellish scene. There are gestapo 2.0 on every corner, listening through the walls to our private conversations, snooping on our email chain letters and generally up to the no good of that power hungry chimp in the White House. He has used the attacks tragedy accident unpleasantness punishment of 9/11 to seize control of the country declaring a state of emergency and passing the Patriot Act, which, among other things, allows American intelligence and law enforcement agencies to work together and share information. I know, he is a monster.
Sagely, the fringiest of the fringe on the Left are warning us all of the Impending Doom hidden within the tedious legalese of the Patriot Act–Chimpy McHitler could manufacture “emergencies” to seize power indefinitely, infringing upon and ultimately destroying our civil liberties.
So what’s the lesson here, besides the fact that my hair was unconscionable in the early ‘oo’s? Oh, yeah, that’s right–the Left only cares about civil liberties when they are out of power, because once they get comfortable being in charge, they would really rather not hear all of the bleating from the proles. Do you think that Barack “Never Waste a Good Crisis” Obama is trustworthy?