[LINK] How Egypt Shut down the net

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Feb 23 07:24:41 AEDT 2011

Richard Chirgwin wrote:

> The "what stops Australia from doing what Egypt did?" from (especially)
> the lunar right turns out to be unanswerable. They seriously believe the
> government has instant powers to declare an emergency on any pretext and
> take over the infrastructure. Questions of laws, the High Court, etc,
> are considered irrelevant. The government's coming to get you!

The Lunar Right in various western "democracies" has been using anti-
terrorist legislation on demonstrably non-terrorism scenarios to
accomplish just that since 9/11. Coupled with the politics of
fear, this is a Real Concern (TM).


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