National Prayer Network Special Report
THREATS TO A FREE INTERNET
By Rev. Ted Pike
12 Jul 06
The internet is an unprecedented means to leap over established
media walls and to speak or receive the whole truth.
No longer must Americans depend upon the popular press or the “Big
Three” TV evening news programs. Much freer, unbiased news
is now available on the web. This alternative is deeply troubling
to those who want to control what we hear and think.
In this article, I will briefly discuss two enormous challenges
to freedom on the internet. First, the threat of “anti-hate" laws.
In many countries, such as Canada, hate laws criminalize "cyber
hate," which includes internet criticism of taboo subjects,
particularly homosexuality and matters Jewish. Second, the threat
from phone and cable giants. They want to commercialize the internet,
giving preferential service to those they favor, while discriminating
against those they don’t.
Hate Laws: Huge Threat to Internet Freedom
Anti-hate laws are the most direct, effective way to destroy a
free internet. Sec. 13.1 of Canada’s federal hate law, the
Canadian Human Rights Act, forbids any statement on the internet
which holds up members of federally protected groups to "hatred" or
contempt. As a result, since its inception 28 years ago, many who
have criticized homosexuality or Jews or have questioned the accuracy
of the alleged six million figure of the Jewish Holocaust victims,
have been prosecuted, fined thousands of dollars, and threatened
with prison if they continue such internet "cyber hate." Paul
Frohm, authority on Canada’s internet hate laws, summarizes: “In
28 years, no victim has ever been acquitted of a 13.1 charge-‘hate’ on
the internet or on telephone answering machines. No one! Also, all
of the victims have been on the right of the political spectrum.
It’s Soviet style political censorship.” (www.cafe.canadafirst.net)
Internet Hate Laws: Creation of ADL/B'nai B'rith
Canada's speech crime laws are the product of B'nai B'rith International
and its civil liberties branch, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B’nai B’rith is a global Jewish religious, educational,
fraternal, and charitable organization with a half million Jewish
members occupying 2100 lodges and chapters in more than 50 nations.
B’nai B’rith describes itself as the voice of organized
Jewry. B’nai B’rith/ADL is also the voice of anti-Christian
Jewish activism. ADL occupies the frontline of legal efforts to block
Christian nativity scenes, public display of the Ten Commandments,
prayer in schools or prayer in the name of Jesus, Biblical creationism,
Christian witnessing to Jews, etc. (See, "Defeated
in Congress, ADL Attacks Religious Right")
At the same time, ADL is totally supportive of homosexuality, encouraging
acceptance of the “gay lifestyle” even in kindergarten
and grade school curricula. ADL supports abortion, pornography, and
whatever is against Christian family values. It bestows "tolerance" awards
on businesses, especially in media and communications, which discriminate
against Christian "homophobia" and encourage respect for
the "diversity" of homosexuality.
Not All Jews Support ADL/B’nai B’rith
Many Jews vehemently disapprove of ADL Christian bashing. The most
outspoken and well-known is Orthodox rabbi Daniel Lapin, head of
the Seattle-based "Toward Tradition." Last summer during
his program on the Trinity Broadcasting TV Network, Lapin warned
millions of evangelical viewers that ADL/B’nai B’rith
was in "relentless attack on evangelical Christians." (See, "Rabbi
Lapin: Christians Under 'Relentless Attack' by 'Secular Judaism'")
ADL decries conservative political activism, saying that such violates
separation of church and state. Yet ADL is not timid about uniting
synagogue and state. ADL is deeply involved in the U.S. government’s
hate crimes law enforcement program. Under the ADL-inspired Hate
Crime’s Statistics Act of 1990, ADL obtained the right to teach
all FBI, Justice Department, and local police its skewed definition
of what "hate" is.
ADL’s working definition of "hate" is simple: It
means to be biased against a federally protected group, especially
Jews and homosexuals. As a result, Christians who adhere to the "hateful" Biblical
view that homosexuality is an abomination (Leviticus 18:22) or that
Jewish leaders contrived to have Christ crucified 2000 years ago
automatically become "haters," potential hate criminals.
ADL’s Record of Persecuting Christians
ADL enforces its bias against Christians by convicting and fining
Christians, especially in Canada, for public criticism of homosexuality.
(See, "Crackdown on Holocaust Reductionists:
Omen of Coming Persecution of Christians") Yet in the U.S., ADL is straining
to initiate similar persecution. On October 10, 2004 Philadelphia
D.A. Lynne Abraham, member of ADL’s national executive board,
gave orders to arrest 11 Christians who were peacefully singing a
hymn and holding up Bible verses critical of homosexuality during
a gay pride rally. She charged them with seven violations of the
law, including ADL’s Pennsylvania hate law. Total jail time
threatened was 47 years, plus $90,000 dollars in fines each. Fortunately,
as a result of massive criticism, ADL was thwarted in its attempt
to jumpstart persecution of Christians in America; a higher court
freed the Christians, finding no legal basis for their arrest. (See, "Eleven
Christians Jailed for Criticizing Homosexuality")
ADL Wants ‘Big Brother’ Hate Bureaucracy for
ADL wants America to come under the control of a federal anti-hate
law like the one it persuaded Parliament to establish in Canada in
1971. Today, as a result of ADL’s Canadian Human Rights Act,
criticism of homosexuality or Judaism, whether from the pulpit, talk
radio, or publishing, is now punishable by huge fines and years of
imprisonment. In America, ADL is lobbying Congress for passage of
its Orwellian federal anti-hate bill, "The Local Law Enforcement
Enhancement Act" (LLEEA). LLEEA purports to only give the federal
government power to put down violent hate crimes in the states. Actually,
it destroys states rights and law enforcement, setting up a bias-motivation
justice system like Canada’s. (See, "New
Hate Bill: Obituary for Talk Radio")
Under Canada’s hate crimes tribunal system, evidence of bias
against members of federally protected groups, plus plaintiffs' claims
of being "traumatized" by such criticism, defines whether
a hate crime has occurred. Truth is not accepted in this skewed justice
system. Because such criteria are highly subjective, hate crimes
cases are notoriously drawn out through trial and appeal, financially
and emotionally exhausting Christians and free speech advocates.
(See, "David Irving, like Galileo,
Victim of 'Thought Crimes' Inquisition")
Steps to End "Cyber Hate" on the Internet
For the past five years, ADL/B’nai B’rith has been
establishing a 55-nation European hate crimes bureaucracy, called
the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). OSCE
contains a special department dedicated to ending internet free speech.
The International Network against Cyber Hate (INACH) is a think-tank
of political, legal, communications and internet experts dedicated
to finding ways to ban Internet criticism of Israel or matters Jewish.
(See, "Global Hate Crimes
Gestapo Being Created")
Yet INACH faces a difficult problem. Many nations have not yet
adopted ADL hate laws. Also, the internet remains vigorously free,
bursting with creative, unrestrained powers. For the present, OSCE
agenda must content itself to:
Mega Phone and Cable Companies Threaten Free Internet
The second major threat to a free internet comes from the huge
phone and cable monopolies, such as Verizon, Comcast, AT&T,
and Bell South, whose phone and cable lines make the internet possible.
Such phone giants are now committed to massive financial investment
in order to combine all phone, internet, e-mail, and video transmission
into unified ‘broadband’ communication ‘pipes’.
These communication companies protest that Google, Yahoo, etc.,
as well as billions of internet users should no longer be allowed
a relatively ‘free
ride.’ Verizon and Comcast are spending millions lobbying
Congress to deregulate the internet, allowing the phone and cable
monopolies to commercialize and run it as a business. They desire
ever-widening power to control not only the internet but all telecommunications.
If such consolidation happens, who will control the internet? Do
we have clues concerning how such monopolies will respond to unpopular
or politically incorrect ideas? Let’s consider two big giants
of the telephone and cable industries: Verizon and Comcast.
A Closer Look at Those Who Want to Control the Internet
Verizon is the largest American wireless phone company. Its CEO
is Ivan Seidenburg, Jewish. Seidenburg's internet bio claims he "champions
diversity both within and outside” Verizon. What kind of ‘diversity’ is
Seidenburg advocating? He serves on the board of directors of Viacom,
the world’s largest communication empire, which also promotes
a new cable network called "Gay TV."
In 2003, Seidenburg was feted at a fundraiser dinner for the UJA-Federation,
helping raise 1.2 million dollars for this Jewish charity. He was
given the Stephen J. Ross Award in honor of the deceased Jewish owner
of Warner Bros. Communications. Warner Music, a division of Ross's
company, is now corrupting the minds and morals of tens of millions
of young people worldwide with ‘gangsta’ rap music. Gangsta
rap utterly degrades women, encouraging teenage boys to rape the "bitches." Filled
with unspeakable profanity, it also encourages violence against whites
and even murder of police.
Among the ‘good old boys’ of the Jewish mega media
attending this benefit was Edgar Bronfman, Jr., heir of the Seagram’s
Liquor Empire. Bronfman owns Vivendi Universal which, merged with
NBC, produced "The Book of Daniel" TV series mocking
Jesus and the Christian family. (See, "Was
the Talmud Behind NBC's 'Book of Daniel'?") Bronfman also
owns Interscope Records, the largest producer of ‘gangsta’ rap
in the world today.
Howard Stringer, Jewish CEO of Sony of America, was also in attendance
with Seidenburg. Sony helped NBC create "The Book of Daniel," but
even more damaging to Christianity, created The Da Vinci Code movie,
portraying Christ as having had sexual relations with Mary Magdalene.
(See, "The Jews
Behind Da Vinci Code") Conspicuous at the
UJA dinner was also Sumner Redstone (Murray Rothstein), Jewish
head of the largest communications giant in the world, Viacom.
Viacom, owner of CBS, produced the "The Mystery of Christmas" special
last December, speculating that Jesus was a bastard. Viacom, a
cable TV giant, also owns MTV, pumping rock and rap music into
210,000,000 homes. MTV’s blatant degeneracy is the dominant
influence on youth between 12 and 24 in the world today, encouraging
teenage rebellion, gratuitous sex, degradation of women, Satanism,
the occult, etc.
Comcast: Jewish Communications Giant
Another Jewish communication monopoly lobbying for internet control
is Comcast, the largest cable TV network in America. Twice the size
of AOL/Time Warner, Comcast was founded by Jewish Ralph Roberts with
his son Brian, now CEO. The "respect for diversity" of
both Robertses has deeply pleased liberal Jewry. Ralph Roberts was
honored by the ADL with its Americanism Award. The Simon Wiesenthal
Center, also a powerful advocate of homosexuality, awarded him their
Lifetime Achievement Award. Son Brian received the Humanitarian Award
from the Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, for his "great
integrity" for being "intolerant of intolerance." Jeffrey
Katzenburg of DreamWorks, presiding at the Wiesenthal Awards ceremony
presented a silver menorah to Brian Roberts, saying, “I don’t
know anyone who is more connected to his [Jewish] heritage.”
Do the owners of Verizon and Comcast sound like trustworthy custodians
of the internet? Both ADL and the Wiesenthal Center are bastions
of Jewish anti-Christian activism. For Ralph and Brian Roberts
to receive accolades from them means Comcast has satisfied liberal
Judaism's criteria of "tolerance" - meaning tolerance of
homosexuality and intolerance of Christian "homophobia."
Clearly, the Jewish leaders of Verizon and Comcast circulate within
the highest levels of evil Jewish media leadership. While the same
cannot be proven about the leaders of AT&T or Bell South, it
is virtually certain that Verizon and Comcast, if granted control
of the internet, will assist ADL in its desire to end "cyber
Time for Action
If a free internet is to be preserved, it is vital that all who
love free speech protest NOW to the U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives,
buckling under phone and cable pressure, recently passed legislation
(HR 5252) appeasing the big phone and cable companies. The Senate
will also succumb unless all lovers of free speech bombard all members
of the Senate with protests.
At www.truthtellers.org are listed names of all 100 members of
the U.S. Senate. Call toll free at 888-355-3588 or 866-340-9281.
Give senators this simple message: "Please do not allow the
internet to be commercialized by the phone and cable companies. Keep
the net neutral."
After giving this message to the first senator on the list, don't
hang up. Ask to be transferred to the next senator and so on. In
about two hours you will have delivered a powerful message to the
entire U.S. Senate that you will not stand for an end of free speech
on the information superhighway.