New ad campaign revels in big brother surveillance and debates whether
free speech should exist
The new advertising campaign from AOL
encourages us to "debate" whether the internet is a good thing
or a bad thing, whilst flashing up images of eyes being scanned, surveillance
cameras, Orwell's 1984, nuclear explosions, Osama Bin Laden and the Nazis.
Watch the adverts here.
The "Some people think the internet is a good/bad thing" adverts
are sophisticated propaganda that attempt to seed in the viewer's mind the fact
that the surveillance society is the norm and it is our "choice" how
we live in it, whether we accept it as good or bad.
The very fact that AOL, an internet provider, is debating whether the internet
is good or bad reveals the real motive behind the adverts. The internet is an
arbitrary tool, to reduce it to a "good or bad" debate is nonsensical.
The real message AOL is putting out is that in order to make the internet "good"
we are going to have to accept the big brother surveillance state and give away
all our freedoms.
One of the "discussions" on the AOL
"The internet means we can now find information on anything we want. But
it also means anyone can find out anything about us. Should we give up our privacy
to enjoy our access to information?"
72% of voters on the AOL site say YES we should give up all our privacy for
access to information. Among many of the comments is the classic old adage"If
you have nothing to hide then why is privacy so important?"
Of course, in order to "join the discussion" you must create an account
AOL has framed the issue of privacy and freedom into a debate about the internet.
The belief among the viewer becomes "if I don't give up my privacy I won't
be able to have access to the things I like".
This is not the case in reality as it is the internet companies themselves
that are collecting our information and growing fat from the profit that brings.
The distribution of this information to other companies and a government who
wishes to spy on its own citizens is where our privacy is most at risk.
Another discussion AOL
brings to us is "Is freedom of speech a right, or sometimes a wrong?"
They say "We take it for granted that freedom of speech is a good thing.
But is it?"
Encouraging us with references to the London Bombings and the war on terror,
AOL debates whether freedom of speech needs to be reassessed.
Why is this even a debate? Should we hand over our privacy and freedom of speech
in favour of censorship and surveillance? We are told over and over that the
terrorists hate us because we are free, yet we should now debate giving away
And on exactly which side of the debate does AOL fall? Well we know for a fact
that Time Warner AOL has censored
Alex Jones' websites in the past, declaring them to contain "hateful
We post news from mainstream sources, how is that hateful? How can a website
that merely reports and comments on mainstream media articles be described as
'hate' unless there's a different agenda afoot? How can Bill O'Reilly get on
Fox News and call for assassinating
Prime Ministers and Pat Robertson on the 700 Club do
the same and yet we get censored for being hateful? We have never called
for violence against anyone and actively encourage peaceful exchange of information.
This is part of a growing trend of authoritarian censorship of the Internet
in preparation for the emergence of Internet
2, where only government approved websites will be allowed to exist and
the old Internet will be shut down.
Monolithic corporations in lock-step with government are following the Chinese
model, where any website mildly anti-establishment is immediately shut down
and its owners arrested. The vast majority of Internet cafes in China
were shut down in 2002 after the government started a fire in one Beijing
cafe and then demanded all the rest be shut down for 'safety reasons'.
We also revealed in 2005 that America OnLine is providing the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security (DHS) "unlimited
surveillance" of their members. AOL has also recently announced an
advanced alliance with Google, another company that knows much about keeping
tabs on people.
And then there's AOL Time Warner mogul Ted
Turner. A devoted globalist and depopulation advocator, Turner has run his
mouth several times, including in an interview with Audubon magazine 1996 where
he stated that "A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline
from present levels, would be ideal."
This could be dismissed as the wisdom of a fool, but Turner owns one of the
largest media empires on the planet and donates billions to the UN via his United
Some say AOL is a a bad company. They are a shill for the corrupt actions of
the criminal government usurpers. They care nothing for your custom.
FULL AOL AD TRANSCRIPT
Voice over: Some people think the internet is a bad thing.
Images: Blue-print of computer circuit board, close-up of
Voice over: Thanks to the internet, your identity can be stolen,
your home invaded and your savings robbed without anyone setting foot inside
Images: Travelling down the line image, stick men, revolving
head, hand opening window as old couple and std sit at table in background,
blue-print of house, house exploding.
Voice over: The internet is one of the most dangerous weapons
every created. A way for the unhinged to spread evil, free of supervision or
Images: Atom bomb, lies transmitter, b/w Nazis (3), skin-heads,
KKK, Osama Bin Laden, headlines.
Voice over: A place for mankind to exercise its darkest desires.
Images: Porn: silhouette, director viewing, close-up , girl
looks at camera.
Voice over: An open market where you can purchase anything
Images: Products flash up and then baby with price tag.
Voice over: Orwell was right.
Images: 1984 footage
Voice over: The internet has taken us to a place where everything
we do is watched, monitored and processed without us ever realising.
Images: Kid on hobby-horse, surveillance cameras etc.
Voice over: Some people think the internet is a bad thing.
Images View of old man looking at CCTV camera.
Voice over: What do you think? Super Discuss Dissolves AOL