Why bureaucratic control is a good thing
February 20, 2012
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Foseti made himself a name by blogging about his experience as a high level civil servant in Washington. He explains in very clear terms how the bureaucracy works, and to what extent it actually rules the country. He doesn’t say if that’s a good or bad thing. But the common first reaction is outrage. Our elected representatives don’t enact laws?! What about democracy? Oh wait. Democracy sucks. We are all agreed on that. So less control by elected bodies must surely be a good thing then?
Pretty much. As a prove, and referring to my last post, see how Viviane Reding, a Luxembourgish eurocrat is pushing for the right to be forgotten. Namely that any content uploaded to an online service must be deleted (not pulled from public view) by request of the author. That means no more compromising Facebook pictures, gotchas about Twitter racist comments, etc. Such a law would protect any real dissenter from being cyber-bullied by the Cathedral and its mobs.
Of course the Anglo media, that bunch of sellouts, cries bloody murder. Scroll down and see how the media is describing the proposed law.
Telegraph: “EU ‘asking Google to censor web”
WSJ: “E.U. is ‘Biggest Threat to Free Speech on the Internet’”
New Republic: “A Grave New Threat to Free Speech From Europe”
The argument being that would mean forcing Google to remove all personal information by request. And that’s a bad thing.
Is it? Cyber stalking is a human right now? The fact that the US is heavily invested in the whole new “social media”, which is little else than a huge private data mining machine with surveillance rights to the USG. And that must be protected at all costs! Google spying on unwilling customers and posting the contents online is the American definition of Free Speech. Well Europe could certainly do with a First Amendment, as you can go to jail by saying that Blacks or Arabs don’t belong in here. But the travesty of the Anglo media defending the Facebook/Google stalking machine is even worse. As it is, the US is a puppet of its big business. The EU is not, and the eurocrats at Brussels seem to enjoy routinely screwing with big American companies, c.f. forcing Microsoft to delete Internet Explorer from Windows.
That’s what a government is supposed to do. Assert its power. Sovereignty means little when some all your media and political establishment sell themselves cheap. Viviane Reding on the other hand doesn’t need campaign contributions. So she can do some good.
[typo edited. Mondays, you know]