2012: The Year the Internet Ends?

Thanks to a Facebook friend, I found this story on the supposed planned “end of the internet,” as it were, at which time only commercial websites within subscription packages will be accessible. Sounds to me like a good way to control the dissemination of information. It made me think of the inestimable Noam Chomsky, who, even if he is a socialist, is also an anarchist, and that makes him cool in my book. He once said this:

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.”