Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act

Steve Watson

Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web.

Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.

Lessig also revealed that he had learned, during a dinner with former government Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke, that there is already in existence a cyber equivalent of the Patriot Act, an “i-Patriot Act” if you will, and that the Justice Department is waiting for a cyber terrorism event in order to implement its provisions.

During a group panel segment titled “2018: Life on the Net”, Lessig stated:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

The Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.

Of course, the Patriot Act is filled with all sorts of insanity about changing the way civil rights are protected, or not protected in this instance. So I was having dinner with Richard Clarke and I asked him if there is an equivalent, is there an i-Patriot Act just sitting waiting for some substantial event as an excuse to radically change the way the internet works. He said “of course there is”.

Watch Lessig reveal the details at 4.30 in the following video.

This is extremely important. The most powerful resource of international research, information and communication (and the one that corporate interests do not control) is being preyed on by fascists. Infowars has already presented examples of censorship in the West (while moaning at Communist Dictatorships such as China).

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2 thoughts on “Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act

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  2. The next 911 incident on the web will be just as catastrophic as the original attacks were. A lot of people, possibly world-wide, will be impacted. I speculate it will manifest itself largely as bank accounts being emptied, credit information stolen and disseminated, and general widespread loss of financial security.

    This will in all probability be done by a shadow agency or anarchistic group in collusion with the federal government. The damage will be so encompassing that the average american will clamor for the added restrictions with nary a thought about how their freedoms will be curtailed.

    Those compliant with the new measures will be deemed patriots. Those of a dissenting bent will be deemed i-terrorists (or, as Dubya would say…i-terrists).

    When are people going to wake up? In the final analysis, who ultimately is responsible for what happens will hardly be the point. A lot of chest pounding and jingoism will accompany the disaster, as well as a lot of speech about bringing the responsible parties to justice. But, then as now, nothing will really be done about the justice angle, but plenty will be done to curtail the flow of ideas and thoughts, all masquerading as “protecting freedom” and preventing it from happening again.

    The government is not your friend. Think this another conspiracy rant?

    Just watch…

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