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Obama is Putting US on Slow Boat to China

Friday, 27 Apr 2012 04:14 PM

By Lev Navrozov

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Even Stalin would have had a very long way to go before becoming the owner of the globe. Russia, which Stalin seized, technologically lagged behind countries with developed capitalist systems.

Germany, for example, had become industrialized long before Russia.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev examines a bust of Soviet physicist Yulii Khariton in 2009. Khariton was a chief designer of the Soviet atomic bomb.
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It is hard to imagine what Russia would have been like a century after 1917 if not for its owners’ invention of a new Soviet-style propagandist pseudo-culture and their desperate efforts to have the country militarized at any price, even at the expense of millions of lives lost either from starvation or in hard labor camps — the source of the Soviet-slave workforce.

The Soviet project to develop an atomic bomb was a clandestine R&D program begun during post-World War II, in the wake of Stalin’s discovery of the U.S. nuclear project.

Through sources in the Manhattan Project, the Soviet intelligence obtained important information on the progress of the U.S. atomic bomb effort.

In 1945, after winning the war over Hitler’s Germany and realizing that America had successfully deployed the atom bomb against Japan, Stalin accelerated nuclear research to develop his own atom bomb, which was tested in 1949, thus making Soviet Russia the second nuclear nation after the United States.

Why is freedom so precious and why are there so many people living under dictatorial regimes who are trying to escape from them and come to live in these United States? The answer to this question is that this unique country provides unlimited possibilities to those free-thinking and talented people who want to express their original ideas and ambitions to pursue and realize their ideals. It allows them to live their lives according to their wishes.

Yet the beacon of freedom is growing dim.

And here I get to my main point — another key invention of the 20th century — the Internet.

Its original brief was to develop information technologies that could survive a nuclear attack. The Internet was invented and founded by the U.S. Department of Defense for sharing information via computers. That was in 1969. The Internet dates back to the 1950s and 1960s, although few of us knew of it then as it was part of the American defense system.

Today, the Internet is for the most part an ungoverned global network.

Nowadays it is hard to imagine our lives without the Internet — from social networking to shopping to getting all information of interest. It is like a huge global social club where people exchange information and their ideas about politics, activism, political issues, governments, and elections. It provides a political discussion forum for all views on all subjects.

“If there was ever a tool governments on this planet should fear — it is the Internet. And they know it,” we read in an article by Longstreet in Canada Free Press. “Because without America there is no Free World.” And further: “The Internet is the voice of the free people. And it is dangerous . . . The US government is working day and night to devise a way to . . . rule the Internet . . . to gain control of it so that they can control content and even access . . . Here in the U.S., our government snoops on its citizens activity on the Internet. Send an e-mail and the US Government reads it.”

And here is another quote from a piece by Paul Joseph Watson in Prison Planet.com: “New Bill Gives Obama ‘Kill Switch’ to Shut Down the Internet.” He writes: “The federal government would have ‘absolute power’ to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill . . . legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative ‘kill switch’ to seize control of the world wide web . . . the legislation created ‘the potential for absolute power . . .”

Because “The [Obama] government has been searching for any avenue possible through which to regulate free speech on the Internet and strangle alternative media outlets . . . Similar legislation aimed at imposing Chinese-style censorship of the Internet and giving the state the power to shut down networks has already been passed globally, including the UK, New Zealand, and Australia . . . Handing government the power to control the Internet would be the first step towards this system, whereby individual ID’s and government permission would be required to operate a website.”

What we are seeing here in the United States is Marxism at work — this is government “command and control.” Barack Hussein Obama is the most dangerous and one of the most thoroughly dishonest presidents this country has ever had.

It is his cynical and self-serving brand of legislative activism that is putting us on the slow boat to China.

Lev Navrozov is a journalist, author, and columnist who is a winner of the Albert Einstein Prize for outstanding intellectual achievements. He can be reached at levnavrozov@gmail.com. Read more reports from Lev — Click Here Now.

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