In that post the weakening of the U.S. Constitution is the empress taking off her clothes.
In that post we compared this metaphor to a person, an individual, taking off their clothes when they are freezing to death, even though such behavior is exactly the opposite of what common sense would dictate.
But as professionals know, as we pointed out in that post , the mysterious and inexplicable "norm" is for individuals to take off their clothing when they are in the final phase of freezing to death.
In this current post today, the specific event we are using as a backdrop for this extension of the metaphor is the new attack on Internet free speech and freedom of expression.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has become the lap-dog or rubber stamp of the communication companies (one of the M's in MOMCOM), as AT&T leads the way:
For the first time in history of telecommunications law the FCC has given its stamp of approval to online discrimination.(Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality, Huffington Post). This is the first shot fired across the bow of "the blogosphere" which challenges the propaganda flow from MOMCOM.
Instead of a rule to protect Internet users' freedom to choose, the Commission has opened the door for broadband payola - letting phone and cable companies charge steep tolls to favor the content and services of a select group of corporate partners, relegating everyone else to the cyber-equivalent of a winding dirt road.
Instead of protecting openness on wireless Internet devices like the iPhone and Droid, the Commission has exempted the mobile Internet from Net Neutrality protections. This move enshrines Verizon and AT&T as gatekeepers to the expanding world of mobile Internet access, allowing them to favor their own applications while blocking, degrading or de-prioritizing others.
It seems like the Obama Administration, like those before it, functions like the classic Trojan Horse more often than not, which is becoming the new "norm" as the empire goes into full on burlesque mode.
In the U.S.A., now deep into this Criminal Epoch, during elections the people are offered a panoply of goodies packaged as a gift Trojan Horse, but when the election is over the band of Judas emulators enter the White House and Congress, then soon all manner of burlesque begins once again.
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.