The Internet is a very powerful entity on the international scene. We at Common Sense Conspiracy have often addressed our theory that the Internet is the final frontier for the government. It grew at a pace they did not expect, and now they missed the boat on regulating it outright from the start. It’s always easier for the government to regulate something from the beginning. With freedom on the order of the Internet in the way of expression, now it is going to be all that more difficult for the government to take control without looking as if it is opposing and crushing freedom.
However, we often look at the Internet as an American entity. It is not. The Internet is international and while there are plenty of nations that restrict it, if someone can get access to it in a true pipeline, they enjoy all the freedoms that we do. Meaning even in a dictatorship regime, anyone can do as they wish if they have access to get the word out on the pipeline of information like the world has never seen. Do you know how easy it would be to create a video demeaning the Prophet Muhammed and making it LOOK as if it came from America somewhere? It’s not that hard at all. Nor would it be difficult to do it in the opposite direction?
It’s frightening to see how much tragedy a simple, amateur video could create with the right motivation? Could this be bent against us in the future? Or has it already been? It’s a worthwhile question. Remember the Tom Clancy novel that eventually became a movie. The Sum of All Fears chronicled how a terrorist group executed an attack and managed to engineer it being blamed on a rival nation. This set off an imminent nuclear war.
The next real world conflict might result from disinformation and clever placement of propaganda. That is the world we live in now. Little people can make a difference, for better or for worse, good or evil.
So why don’t more of us bend it to our wills and push forward a positive agenda instead of a negative one? When will the amateur video rise to the surface that makes a difference in a good way, whatever definition that might be to you?
And just how much distress could a well-placed well-timed amateur video cast onto a world that is already on fire?
No matter who is pulling the strings, the real question is how far and when?