HillBuzz has urged us all to become prepared for such an event (just in case):
Since he took office, Obama has been jockeying for an “Internet Kill Switch” that would give him the power to turn off the Internet here in the United States one day. He claims he wants it in case there’s a massive cyber attack. More likely, he wants it in case he ever wants to silence all opposition to himself and what the Left’s doing to this country. The entire “net neutrality” kabuki underway with the FCC and “Julius Seizure” only makes sense if you view it as an attempt by the Left to gain the power to shut down the conservative blogosphere and Tea Party movement.There is a wealth of ideas in the comments section at that post (HillBuzz has some of the best fans and the threads underneath HB posts are as terrific as the posts themselves). There is another post at HillBuzz about this which links to a blog, which links to a PCWorld article about possible workarounds to facilitate communication even if the government DOES shut down the internet and cell phone services. Read it HERE and then feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
The Left controls the broadcast networks and the majority of the print media, but it cannot control the Internet. One of the primary goals of the Alinsky methods followers is to control the flow of information, and the Internet is a major obstacle to that for them.
Egypt has shutdown its Internet in the attempt to control its people. But, Egyptians are getting around this and are communicating anyway.
How are they doing this if the government has shutdown the usual means of communication they all use?
Let’s take notes, see what’s working on the ground there, and then start formulating our own individual plans for what we can do in the event this ever happens here on American soil.
It never hurts to be prepared.