Die Weiße Rose

I just finished reading an awesome book about a Nazi resistance group that operated inside WWII Germany titled, Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) today. Like most people who stood up against a tyrannical government the people in the resistance came to an early death. My most comforting thought about this book was the fact we wouldn’t face nearly the risks those kids did today because of the internet. I should have known that view was too idealistic… like I told a friend about FIJA several years ago; this is like a game of chess and like the clauses granting jury-less tribunals, actions have been taken against this too.

The proposed legislation, introduced into the US Senate by independent senator Joe Lieberman, who is chairman of the US Homeland Security committee, seeks to grant the President broad emergency powers over the internet in times of national emergency.

US President Barack Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a US “national asset”.


So with all the efficiency of disseminating information the net has brought us could we too be caught dumping subversive pamphlets down a stairway someday too.


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  1. I saw this on the news. Let’s hope they never pass this legislation.

  2. Thanks for the heads up.

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