Family Security Matters
In his relentless drive to leave no aspect of American life unmolested, Obama’s next stop is cyberspace. Having “reformed” U.S. medicine, Obama now aims to “repair” the World Wide Web. If you like Obamacare, you will love ObamaNet.
On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a “net neutrality” proposal to regulate broadband networks as if they were telephone monopolies from the days when copper wire was high tech. ObamaNet would let Uncle Sam intervene in the price, product-innovation, and capacity decisions of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Net neutrality? Let’s call it net brutality.
The NY Times posted a story on the 16th saying that the administration is going into countermessaging to defeat ISIS propaganda. The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications is going to use more than 350 State Department Twitter accounts to launch a Twitter attack on ISIS!
We’re going to tweet them to death!
ISIS sends 90,000 tweets a day so the government is facing an awesome challenge.
The administration is going to work out details of the campaign during the Obama summit on terrorism this week.
A sample of their twitter campaign last year: They tweeted a picture of a young man weeping over a coffin. The message read, “How can slaughtering the innocent be the right path?” The message was accompanied with the following advice: “Think again. Turn away.”
That’ll do it! That and job opportunities should really take care of the madmen who just burned 45 people to death in al-Baghdadi, who have taken over three provinces in Libya, and who have expanded into North Africa, Asia and have taken over huge swaths of land in the Middle East.
This government’s strategy just keeps getting better and better.
Family Security Matters
In the midst of recent horrific acts of terror, from burning the Jordanian pilot to storming the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a Danish café holding a free speech conference and the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen, many opinion leaders scratch their heads over President Obama and his administration’s refusal to couple the words “Islam” with “terrorism.” The result is the label “violent extremism,” awkwardly redundant in large part because what makes its referents “extreme” is precisely their use of violence. Many exasperatingly surmise the administration must be naïve, even delusional, and fails to understand the threat we face. Most then correctly warn that if we cannot accurately name the threat, we stand little chance of effectively dealing with it.