I hope you’ve either read or seen the move 1984. Published by George Orwell in 1949:
“The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or Ingsoc in the government’s invented language, Newspeak) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as ‘thoughtcrimes’. The tyranny is epitomized by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their oppressive rule in the name of a supposed greater good.”
Doesn’t that sound very much like Barack Obama and his administration, except that Obama is very much real? Only we need to prepare to see the face of Obama instead of the face of Big Brother when you turn on your television. It won’t matter which station you turn to or whether you have cable or satellite television.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to change the Emergency Broad System (EBS) to allow the president to address the entire nation in case of any supposed emergency. Currently, you get the annoying EBS tests or the warning of tornadoes or other pending serious weather conditions. But under the proposed FCC overhaul, Obama would be free to cut in on every channel in the US whenever he wishes to contrive some sort of emergency.
Currently, it would be impossible for Obama to reach the entire nation because every local provider has their own emergency signal to broadcast on. For the proposed system to work, the FCC is considering creating a national location code that would allow Obama to override every broadcast nationwide over the EBS at just the flip of a switch.
Supposedly, this change is designed to save lives in the case of national emergencies, but is that just a ruse to get the national location code in place? Consider that a couple years ago, Obama signed an executive order that gave him complete and absolute control over all forms of communication under any circumstance. The executive order is titled Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions. Chances are that Obama didn’t want to bring attention to this action because of the power it places in his grasp.
Section 1 of the executive order reads:
“The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. Survivable, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial, and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies, and other nations. Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience. The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policies, programs, and capabilities.” [Emphasis mine]
With this executive order and now the FCC creation of the national location code, Obama will be authorized to interrupt all cable, satellite and television programming at any time for any purpose and all circumstances. I like what former Col. and US Rep. Allen West said about the new FCC changes:
“So why does the president need a special code which will give him the immediate ability to ‘address’ the American people? And who in the president’s administration will determine what is an emergency?”
“Let me see if I understand this correctly. The president can just flip a switch and all TV channels go to him speaking? And what is the intent? Is it to tell Americans we’re dispersing illegal immigrants all across the country? Is the purpose to allow the president to issue whatever ideological propaganda message he desires?…”
“I always love how we mask nefarious intents under the guise of helping, warning, protecting, and preparing the American people. We have 24-hour news and weather channels that inform the American people. And a terrorist attack? Here we go with fear-mongering in order to expand government control. Didn’t we just hear the same about the NSA surveillance program of Americans?”
“And once again, something is being added to the Federal Registry under the ever-expanding bureaucratic regulatory state — and not by legislative process. So much for protecting, warning and informing the American people…”
“The last thing anyone in America should want is a president with the ability to flip a switch and broadcast directly into your home.”
Orwell’s fictional novel is looking more and more like a prediction that is coming true. Big Brother will be replaced by Big Obama and he will soon be able to control what everyone watches in the privacy of their own home. He will be able to broadcast his propaganda into every household with a television and computer.
There will be one advantage of it and that will be not watching TV anymore which means we will have more time to read our Bibles and teach our families the truths of God’s Word.