Trolling could get you JAILED! …soon it will be illegal to troll in the state of Arizona.
Dominant Social Theme: The Internet is a really dangerous place.
Free-Market Analysis: Despite our better judgment, we were kind of supportive of the anti-bullying meme that has been thrumming like a low-pitched melody these last years. But it turns out, from what we can tell, that it’s just another pretext for Internet censorship.
In Arizona, online bullying – simply writing something corrosive on the Internet – may soon put you in jail for 20 years. That’s the bill that is on the desk of the governor now waiting for a signature, according to this video report – see link below.
Is it an April Fool’s joke? Doesn’t seem so. We did some Google research and from what we can tell the bill exists though since this video was uploaded and the bill began to receive attention it is said to be “stalled” – whatever that means.
The legislative effort is also hard to follow because there is apparently more than one anti-bullying bill circulating within the Arizona legislature. (There is only one pertaining to electronic bullying, though.)
Here’s some language from the bill, which did or did not actually make it to the governor’s desk. Public outcry is said to be growing.
Arizona House Bill 2549, which had been ready for Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to sign, states that “It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use any electronic or digital device and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.
“It is also unlawful to otherwise disturb by repeated anonymous electronic or digital communications the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person at the place where the communications were received. Any offense committed by use of an electronic or digital device as set forth in this section is deemed to have been committed at either the place where the communications originated or at the place where the communications were received.
Any person who violates this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor. For the purposes of this section, ‘electronic or digital device’ includes any wired or wireless communication device and multimedia storage device.
Where does this stuff come from? Why is the absence of common sense now so vast? Well … one explanation would be that the West is actually under the control of a shadowy and secret power elite that has an agenda all its own. We believe this elite wants world government and will stop at nothing to achieve it.
These individuals cause chaos and war in order to create “order” – in this case a New World Order. The Internet, like the Gutenberg Press before it, stands in the way of the elites and their promotions – the dominant social themes they utilize to implement their agenda.
In order to ensure their fear-based promotions are effective, the elites need to basically shut down the Internet that has caused what we call an evolving Internet Reformation. As people find out the Way the World Really Works, they become increasingly immune to globalist propaganda. This is intolerable.
And thus the elites continually undermine the Internet and try to control it. They attempted to do this at a federal level in the US with SOPA. Now they are starting to attack at a state level. See an article here about this evolving strategy: US Internet Criminalization Now Pursued at State Level – Conn. Attacked.
We do not believe the elites will be successful in shutting down or even controlling something so large, complex and alluring as the Internet. It is a bit like sex, appealing to basic human instincts (in this case fundamental tool-using instincts).
But having said this, we acknowledge the efforts to control the Internet are growing feverish indeed. In the US the attacks are coming at all levels. We would make this bet: There are other such bills circulating in other state legislatures now.
This will all be presented as coincidence, but probably it is not. The anti-bullying meme expanded by the elites a few years ago was probably always meant to attack the Internet. Proving it is likely impossible. But we can make educated guesses …
The good news is that these legislative initiatives seem to confirm what we have believed all along: The elites didn’t see the Internet coming and are being fairly clumsy in the ways that they are seeking to attack it. This tells us something about so-called elite infallibility and efficiency.
You can see the video here.[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFbG6zV2z9k[/youtube]