Homeland Security considers bloggers a threat

Big Brother is watching you.

No, really.

Our own government just ran an exercise where it tried to counter some dangerous national threat from the likes of “anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers.” Called “Cyber Storm,” the exercises were also attended by the likes of Microsoft, Cisco, Verisign and other various Fed-bedding techno-glitterati.

That’s right guys, we’re a threat to the national government. That pesky free press guaranteed by the First Amendment is just not cool anymore! I, as a blogger and a national menace, want to fuck this country up, because the government simply isn’t doing it fast enough. Maybe, if I try hard enough at the whole “revolution” thing, I might get my face emblazoned on some yuppie’s shirt in the process.

You know us bloggers are a pretty nasty lot, but man… we’re nothing compared to those anti-globalization activists! All those protectionist corn farmers in Nebraska with their confused politics are clearly a threat to national security. Just look at who they vote for, after all. Granted, maybe they’re referring to the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle where police broke up a largely nonviolent protest. The horror of those anti-globalization folks!

In closing, I’d just like to offer a cookie to the spook(s) that are probably reading this on my tax dime. Thank you, thank you for protecting innocent Americans from my “political rantings and musings about current events.”

posted by Stuart Richards
  • http://libertyforsale.com Timothy West

    It’s amazing how many spooks read Liberty For Sale. They always block their IP’s now, but they didnt use to in the beginning. I recieved visits from Ft. Belvoir, the CIA, the FBI, all traced. When they figured out I knew how to backtrack them, the visits stopped. Now I get several blocked IP’s a week. :D Hard to believe they are concerned about what I do.

  • Michael Hampton

    Tim, “blocked” IPs? What’s that supposed to mean exactly?

    For the record, they’re still visiting Homeland Stupidity in droves, and even without trying to masquerade their location or government agency.

  • http://coercedfreedom.wordpress.com/ Josh Davis

    Participants confirmed parts of the worldwide simulation challenged government officials and industry executives to respond to deliberate misinformation campaigns and activist calls by Internet bloggers, online diarists whose “Web logs” include political rantings and musings about current events.

    So that’s where the moonbat comments are coming from. I knew there must be a logical explanation for the wacky opinions people post.

  • Lenny Zimmermann

    Well, there are a bunch of actual libertarians in government (especially in the military, since many do believe that is one of the legitimate functions of government.) Besides, my IP is likely one of the .mil addresses you guys are getting, does that make me part of a conspiracy against libertarians?

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  • Pat Cotter

    Not hippies, not yuppies, but “lippies”.Yes, I am a lippy myself, and I knew this was coming ( YOU KNEW IT TOO), I was hoping it to be a “binary” signal to all those who were afraid to say the “R” word that is Revolution. Slowly but surely they are seizing absolute power. I wonder who gets to “camp out” at all those nice new “camping facilities” uncle sam has made? All 385 million dollars worth? You guys got ‘smores?
    I never have nor ever will fly in one of those god-forsaken “airplanes”, but I would bet you I couldn’t even if I wanted to. Checked the “list” lately? Most of you lippies are on it too. And when the scout master tells us it’s time to go camping, he’ll have no trouble finding us scouts.
    I have “blogged” here and there,far and wide,one name or the other. But this will be my last. And to all the spooks reading this…fuck you and your mother.

  • http://libertarianyouth.blogspot.com Nigel Watt

    It looks like moonbats have evolved…
    Into something more inane…
    More flailing…
    More ridiculous…

    PLUTOBATS!!!!

  • http://coercedfreedom.wordpress.com Josh Davis

    Nigel,

    Sometimes you have to just grin and nod. There are no words that will ever adequately describe the sensation inside your brain when you read such “interesting” comments.

  • Stuart Richards

    Sometimes it’s like a free high.

  • http://swmolibertarianparty.blogspot.com Keith Rodgers

    I consider it an honor to be seen as a threat to the Republik.

    Not.

    Meanwhile, some nimrods will continue to say “I have nothing to hide, go ‘head and read my e-mails”, not realizing what he is giving up.

    Surely, we are doomed as doomed can be.

  • http://willtoexist.com Trevor

    How many of you are members of the local Optimists Club? Anyone?

  • http://swmolibertarianparty.blogspot.com Keith Rodgers

    Trevor,

    It’s damned hard to be opitimistic. Not sure joining a group calling themselves “Optimist” would help, but thanks.

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  • http://www.stophurtingamerica.com Stop Hurting America

    Well, there are a bunch of actual libertarians in government (especially in the military, since many do believe that is one of the legitimate functions of government.) Besides, my IP is likely one of the .mil addresses you guys are getting, does that make me part of a conspiracy against libertarians?

    A concerned citizen. Good to know that there is concern and not merely cursory key word and phrase monitoring.

  • paulie cannoli

    How many of you are members of the local Optimists Club? Anyone?

    I’d join, but they’re just too damn negative….

  • miss glass

    not to nitpick or anything, but i am from seattle and those WTO protests were NOT “largely nonviolent” unless you agree to overlook the screaming tantrums and copious damage to storefronts and assorted property. this is very sad and i agree with your larger point so geez, pick another example.

  • http://www.foraaugusta.com Stuart Richards

    That was pretty much a renegade group of anarchists who weren’t endorsed by the majority of the protest, though. But it’s not the thrust of the article, so… eh.

    And the optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, while the pessimist fears that it’s true.

  • http://www.stophurtingamerica.com Stop Hurting America

    While the ‘realist’ focuses on what is really ‘real’! ;-)