A major coordinated blogging event took place on the Internet last week when some 200 conservative bloggers showed solidarity for fellow bloggers who have been harassed and terrorized by Brett Kimberlin, a radical, violent, lying, dangerous felon known as The Speedway Bomber.
“Swatting” is when a 9-11 call is made to police by an impersonator who alerts law enforcement to a trumped-up shooting at the target victim’s home, usually in the dead of night. A SWAT team is then deployed to the unsuspecting target’s home, sometimes ending in tragic results.
The “blogburst” was the largest of its kind in blogging history, with hundreds of bloggers, many who researched further into Kimberlin’s background and reported their results on blogs, Tweets and Facebook pages about the diminutive felon who is funded by “progressive,” left-wing foundations (including George Soros’ Tides Foundation) uses the legal system to launch vexatious suits against bloggers who write about him.
GBTV’s Glenn Beck interviewed both Frey and attorney Aaron Worthing on his radio show last week, and The Blaze spotlighted Kimberlin’s terror campaign against bloggers in an extensive piece, which featured audio of the police call that initiated Patterico’s swatting.
A left-leaning lawyer and a left-leaning blog also were targeted, as was conservative blogger Stacy McCain, and Mandy “Liberty Chick” Nagy’s Twitter feed.
“If I was the government, wouldn’t that be great to have an asset like Facebook?” Beck asked. “Especially if you had the kind of ideas of Cass Sunstein or Mark Lloyd where you needed to control the media?”
It’s nothing new – the U.N. has been trying to wrest control for several years. The latest effort will be deliberated by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
According to a published report in The Hill, it’s an unpopular idea with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and officials with the Obama administration have also criticized it: “The measure would give the U.N. more control over cybersecurity, data privacy, technical standards and the Web’s address system. It would also allow foreign government-owned Internet providers to charge extra for international traffic and allow for more price controls.”
The House committee will hear testimony this week from Robert McDowell, a Republican commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission; David Gross, a former State Department official; and Sally Shipman Wentworth, the senior manager of public policy for the nonprofit Internet Society.
Former Google honcho Eric Schmidt warned the international community of web users that we “face the real possibility we could end up living in society in which software silently deletes our voices, our thoughts, our culture.”
“Make no mistake,” he added, “this is a fight for the future of the web and there is no room for complacency.”
Pointing to Google’s Street View data collection practices, one German data protection official said, “It was one of the biggest violations of data protection laws that we had ever seen.”
Get on board the fight for Internet freedom!
Here’s what you can do to push back against New York senators, U.N. totalitarian governments and U.S. regulators who want to control the Internet. A non-profit group calling itself Fight for the Future has launched the Internet Defense League Project to mobilize an organized fight for Internet freedom.
Its webpage proclaims, “The Internet blackout was just the beginning. Together, our websites and personal networks can mobilize the planet to defend the Internet from bad laws and monopolies. Are you in?”