The Internet Is Dead. Long Live the Internet.

07/10/202344 Comments

Have you heard the latest?

Canadians are losing their access to online news thanks to a new bill that would make tech companies liable for so much as linking to news stories.

French President Macron is mulling a social media shutdown in the name of quelling France's social unrest.

Meta's new "Twitter killer" Threads app is (surprise, surprise!) censoring from day one.

And the UK government is considering a proposal to give their NSA equivalent, the GCHQ, unprecedented, sweeping new powers to monitor internet logs in real-time.

Are you noticing a pattern?

Yes, the Internet—the "Information Superhighway" version of the "Internet" that was sold as a digital panacea to a credulous public in the 1990s, that is—is now officially dead.

So what does this mean? And where do we go from here? Today, I'll get to the bottom of the dead internet theory and what conspiracy realists should make of this news.

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  1. generalbottlewasher says:

    What is the most important element in the universe? Oxygen!!!
    Speaking would be non existent with our oxygen. Free speech would be dependent on it. So how many platforms can you control at any on time?
    Some years back the cinema was the platform of free speech. Here is an example of free speech being curtailed on a dinosaur platform.
    Two years ago this concept of deplatforming was applied to the anti-vax campaign of truth? propaganda? Going to the movie use to be fun and it was always a bonus if the propaganda warmed your heart. Flash back ⚠️ warning.

    Monopolies like AMC can take away free speech cause where you gonna go to show a movie? Same as the internet. It’s dead to us. Complete monopolies control every aspect of your life. Now they are attacking your oxygen. Look up today and see if you are being sprayed.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      GBW, Regarding:
      Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai Discusses VAXXED II Order to Delete Video Exposing AMC Theater’s Censorship

      In my Voluntaryist opinion (and from a veteran Activist perspective), Shiva is blatantly wrong.
      In one perspective, Shiva is being an ass and is not taking full responsibility.
      “Vaxxed 2” had entered into a contract agreement with AMC. Shiva violated and interfered with the terms of that agreement. At first, it was unintentional interference. Later, Shiva advocates aggressive interference.

      People have the Voluntaryist right to enter into agreements, both formal and tacit. It is a relationship…agreements are made.

      A third party’s bullied interference is an act of aggression which seeks to destroy the relationship of others. The third party is intentionally trying to nullify the agreements (both formal and tacit) which others have made.

      I played an Activist role with VAXXED 1. I remember helping to promote and then gathering with the Organizer (Regina) at the AMC theater. Hell, I was even printing up and putting out hundreds and hundreds of flyers all around the area on my own volition. Anyway, AMC suddenly had cancelled the showing at the last minute. This was a nightmare for those of us involved with organizing the event. On our website, I had to direct people to how to get their ticket refunds.

      She’s just a cook and a single Mother/grandmother, but Regina has a historic Activist resume which would easily fill hundreds of pages.
      Regina made a deal at a major Dallas Mall. She rented an empty store space for showing VAXXED 1. She made and brought in a huge quantity of food/drinks. She lined up speakers, including Andy Wakefield. I played a joke on Wakefield. I was out in the mall walkways directing people (even shoppers) to our promoted movie. In the distance, I saw Wakefield and two others walking. I went up to them and said, “I bet ya’ll are here to see the movie VAXXED. We even have the famous Andrew Wakefield coming to speak.”
      Remnants and rubble from the VAXXED Wars –

      As someone who has started, owned and managed companies, and as someone who has long been involved in activism and acted as an Organizer for our 9/11 Truth group, often events and actions involve organization and management.
      The real strain is in trying to rally others to take an activist dissemination action.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        The real strain is in trying to rally others to take an activist dissemination action.
        Whether it be a group coordinated action, or just any type of volitional outreach dissemination action, the majority of “AWAKE” Conspiracy Realists are wimps when it comes to outreach and activism.
        Regina, Joe and I have often talked about this.
        A HUGE number of “AWAKE” people will spend countless hours with the jawbone arguing and pontificating about conspiracy academic minutia, but when it comes to outreach dissemination they hibernate.
        Sure, the choir loves to sing to the choir, but most are reluctant to disseminate to new people.

        This lack of dissemination outreach by our own fellow AWAKE comrades hinders us in trying to better conditions.
        Personally, I think that dissemination outreach is one of the most important things that each of us should do.

        Curtis Stone says:
        “Being awake…it doesn’t mean anything.
        You’re awake – who cares?
        ‘What did you do about it’ — That’s all that matters.
        That’s all that matters is what did you do about it.”

        • mkey says:

          You could not be more right.

        • vadoum says:

          agree, disseminate. I try. its like rowing against a strong current, hard work and f’cked because no gain after all that,, then, aside from the anti-disseminator tech advantage, there’s our disadvantage of having forgotten how to create a receptive field, in people.

          I find or make small openings of info exchange that tend to fog up pretty quickly because of pre-potency. x wing vs death star, so where’s the thermal exhaust port? (serious question)

          ,,ants crawling all over a leviathan looking for its Achilles heel.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        I am an advocate for SolutionsWatch, especially those solutions which have a tint of decentralization, community and further self-reliance. While I admire those who desire to own their own acreage / food production, it is not a solution for everyone. However, regardless of where we are on the planet, eventually “They” will try to come for us or our children’s children.

        There’s certainly no lack of Normies.
        I would argue that it is the System itself which perpetuates the Normie population, and that we all are victimized by the System.
        This is easy to demonstrate by just looking at the huge corporations in the stock market. Big Tech or Big Pharma or whatever – They all have a mammoth market share of consumers who buy their products. In fact, alternative choices for consumers are often limited.
        Moreover, these huge corporations know about marketing their products and services. This is primarily how they get consumers (customers).
        On the same day (July 6th) that Corbett published Stop Buying Their Crap! – #SolutionsWatch, “Meta Launches Data-Harvesting Twitter Clone, Immediately Starts Censoring” with ”over 10 million people had signed up for its Twitter competitor, Threads”. On July 10th, Meta’s text-based platform Threads has already surpassed 100 million sign-ups.

        For the most part, our marketing sucks.
        The truth movement when compared to the system, often performs poorly in its marketing to the general normie public.

        In fact, as demonstrated by the fact that many ‘truthers’ abhor the idea of outreach dissemination and activism, that the target audience of the truth movement often becomes the choir. Often, the target audience is not Joe Q. Public Normie.

  2. buz says:

    Absolutely right. The pentagone has us, in the USA, under it’s thumb, can’t do anything online anymore if they don’t approve. I think it’s humorous that anyone would even argue the opposite is true. Funnier still that when I talk about the covert things the policymakers do, I am always accused of exaggerating their power. Elections and every other option we have to raise our voices to disagree with the current totalitarians, are closed systems. I like it that the Netherlands imploded, that the French have started a movement, etc. I hope that they (big guys) bite off more than they can chew, and all nations recover freedom, in their collapse. Yes I am being sprayed today and everyday in the US. Love your work, Buz

  3. generalbottlewasher says:

    I think this guy in this link was serious about free speech. As I have said earlier in my indoctrination to voluntary order, the more the comments section lights up, larger the number, the more the earths climate is warmed. That kinda global warming is acceptable. I encourage everyone to read the comments of these flash back insights and compare the data. It’s much like Past Performances of Thorough Breds and who you gonna bet on in the future. Enough cycles have past now to have reliable data to begin to draw an accurate picture.
    Flash back ⚠️ warning.

  4. Ectorshire Wolf says:

    The internet is dead? How can that be? According to two different neighbors, this morning a guy who claims to be with ATT has been strolling our streets. We live in the country so we are all spread out a bit. The neighbors who spoke to him said he said they are starting to “evaluate” the area for improved high-speed internet, which to me translates to 5g. It should be out here in a couple of years.

    As far as I know, at this point in time, we have at least two options for high-speed, ATT cable or Verizon wireless; and there may be other options I’m not aware of. With that said, why is the government, which makes every effort to censor internet, spending large sums of taxpayer dollars to bring something that already exist in the area; especially if the internet is dead?

  5. mkey says:

    Where Did the Rest of the Internet Go?

    This TSM video about the fake facades of the internet ties in will with the article.

  6. mkey says:

    Pfizer Critic ASSAULTED At Vaccine Symposium

    This is 100% gold. The segment culminating in the “assault” is brief, but you will want to rewatch it 50 times. It almost has the replaybility of the Bill-gets-pie-in-the-face video.

  7. Steve Smith says:

    Is the word “past” in this paragraph correct or should it be “passed”?
    Seriously, I’m not sure.
    The more I think about it the less sure I am.
    I guess that proves that I’m not a bot!

    “ Meanwhile, here in the 2020s, the gloss of the (capital “I”) Internet fairy tale has long since worn off. And, now that we have long since past (passed?) the point of no return on this roller coaster ride into the digital abyss, we are finding that the dream sold to the public three decades ago—the hopium-induced phantasm of Information Superhighways and technological liberation—is now officially dead.”
    I’ve been expecting the internet as I know it to be taken away for quite awhile now. Of course I could say the same about many other luxuries of modern life. But they are all still here for the most part.

    It does seem to me that the writing is on the wall though. The internet is definitely changing and I’ve no doubt that it will eventually become something that I will choose to avoid using as I have other modern technologies.

    I will definitely miss certain aspects of it but frankly, having a distinct memory of the world before the internet and cellphones and such, I don’t think I will have a very difficult time adjusting.
    I’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on.

    • Steve Smith says:

      James, I know that being an English expert that you can clear this up for this poor confused HS dropout.
      No one else has answered me which makes me think that I’m probably totally wrong.
      It has the feeling of a voice recognition misinterpretation to me but the more I think about it the more confused I am.
      A definition of Past is “gone by” so that would make it a fine word to use.
      It keeps nagging at my brain.

      “Is the word “past” in this paragraph correct or should it be “passed”?
      Seriously, I’m not sure.”

      “Meanwhile, here in the 2020s, the gloss of the (capital “I”) Internet fairy tale has long since worn off. And, now that we have long since past (passed?) the point of no return on this roller coaster ride into the digital abyss, we are finding that the dream sold to the public three decades ago—the hopium-induced phantasm of Information Superhighways and technological liberation—is now officially dead.”

      • CQ says:


        I can’t speak for James, but, for myself, I do believe you’re right.

        The sentence should read either of these two ways:

        “And, now that we HAVE LONG SINCE PASSED the point of no return on this roller coaster ride into the digital abyss, . . . .”


        “And, now that we ARE LONG SINCE PAST the point of no return on this roller coaster ride into the digital abyss, . . . .”

        Take your pick, Steve. You’re more observant than most readers of the English language, including yours truly. 😉

        • Steve Smith says:

          Thank you! I feel better now. 🙂 it was driving me crazy!
          Your two options both make sense.

          • CQ says:

            Yeah, I could feel your pain when you raised the question twice, Steve. That’s why I piped up — so you wouldn’t have to suffer another second!

            Perhaps James has a secret editor he can blame for this faux pas? If he does, he’s too nice to tell us that his lame proofreader needs to be put out to pasture! (Just kidding.)

      • Corbett says:

        Thanks for pointing that out, Steve. You are of course correct. I’ve made the change in the article.

  8. hpete says:

    None of us here want to submit to tyranny or wish to be imprisoned in a global digital prison. However, I am not sure any new distributed technology will be panacea for the plethora of problems we are facing. The main problem with any such new advanced technology is its complexity and incomprehensibility.

    I mean even intelligent computer-savvy people have difficulty understanding how any such new technology actually works, and whether one can trust it. (Trust the people behind it, trust that its is well designed and has no holes or shortcomings or security backdoors, that it will remain and won’t go bankrupt, won’t steal your money, intellectual property, or compromise your privacy, etc.)

    For example, what are Qoartal “cross-chain trades”, Nostr “websocket connections” or relays (“relays will disappear” and why should they disappear), what is Blockchain DNS? Even basic blockchain is not an easy concept to grasp. And there is massive confusion even deception about cryptocurrency, hyperchain, etc. None of these can be explained in a few minutes, especially not to a non-computer savvy person. Then there are terminology problems such as DLT (distributed ledger technology) is presumably the same as blockchain, but blockchain is only one type of DLT and not all DLT’s are based on blockchain, there are “federated, private, public” DLTs. There is no end to all this, such as “smart contracts”, self-executing contracts… And so all this complex techno-mess will need some AI to control it ?!? Good grief!

    James hopes to see everybody in some such new complex independent distributed network space. I am not so sure too many people will venture into it. From my experience most people don’t see what is coming as tyranny and prison. From a small percentage of people who see it, many simply fatalistically submit saying there is nothing “we can do” so it does not matter and they invoke the hopium. Sadly, most people will likely go with the flow wherever the controlled mainstream will be directed.

  9. hpete says:

    Reflecting on Steve Smith’s words above about the distinct memory of the world before Internet, I think many people who remember the “good old times” must be nostalgic – the world without cellphones, friendly personal communication with everybody, real human socializing whether at a dance event, sing-alongs by a campire, or a couple of beers and friendly chat at the local pub. The only technology to worry about was transistor radio and an LP player (which didn’t need any upgrades), etc. My recollection is that the world was much friendlier, more funny, careless and honest – I don’t remember locking up my bicycle and people & institutions kept their word.

    The major problem in ALL societies is trust and honesty and that means morals, ethics or integrity. If we could restore this it wouldn’t matter so much what sort of technology is used. Another aspect is transparency of any transaction (monetary or social) and it is a simple fact that the simpler the technology the more transparent the transaction will be for all parties to see & judge. So the simpler the technology the better it would be as far as one’s and society’s happiness is concerned.

    I have mentioned works of G. K. Chesterton a few times in previous threads. One of Chesterton most important works is his 1910 What’s Wrong with the World. He discusses in it this main crucial social aspect – what is morally wrong & right determines how good the society will be. One of the aspects is the complexity of society:

    “We often read nowadays of the valor or audacity with which some rebel attacks a hoary tyranny or an antiquated superstition…. There is one metaphor of which the moderns are very fond; they are always saying, “You can’t put the clock back.” The simple and obvious answer is “You can.” A clock, being a piece of human construction, can be restored by the human finger to any figure or hour. In the same way society, being a piece of human construction, can be reconstructed upon any plan that has ever existed.”

    We badly need a reconstruction of human society along the lines of what is “wrong and right”. If that means going back to the simpler pre-Internet “good old days” I am all for it!

    • Steve Smith says:

      “We badly need a reconstruction of human society along the lines of what is “wrong and right”. If that means going back to the simpler pre-Internet “good old days” I am all for it!”


  10. Bill Pritting says:

    A Long History of British Machinations to Control Communication Technology and the Dissemination of News and Information.

    From: American Intelligence Media and Americans for Innovation

    The Imperial Press Conference of 1909 that resulted in the formation of the Empire Press Union.

    All the leading British and American newspapers were weaponized in 1909 by the British Government-led Pilgrims Society: Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Times, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday Times, Observer, Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, etc.

    As radio and television emerged in the 1920s, the list of Pilgrim-weaponized intelligence propaganda media expanded to BBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CBC, CNN, CNBC, Comcast and now FOX.

    The C.I.A., FBI, NSA and State Department are the step-children under Pilgrims Society (British) control today…..

  11. Bill Pritting says:

    Leader Technologies Vs Facebook
    Zuckerberg’s Theft of Social Media


    One of the largest government sponsored industrial espionage thefts of copyrights, trade secrets, and patents in modern times was the theft of scalable social networking inventions. The technology and programming code that underlie Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and most the other large-scale social networking companies runs on Leader Technologies’ intellectual property.

    It was stolen by a group of criminal lawyers, judges, spies and bankers working with complete impunity and in total disregard for the law. Under the guise of the IBM Eclipse Foundation, James P. Chandler III (who was a national security advisor and top White House attorney) led the group of criminals who….

  12. KNAWLEDGE says:

    Amazing post.

    Long live the (real) Internet.

    I remember when the Internet was fun, not nearly as toxic, and overall a good time where you could be yourself, and not just a premade character that they force you to be.

    What alternative platforms do you guys use and/or see gaining traction to compete with the tech monopolies (Youtube, Tiktok, etc.)?

  13. catalyst says:

    Absolutely brilliant, cerebrally stimulating and historically insightful scribblings as always James. One thing you should note though…Any tech built on Blockchain is not a creates the immutable data store they require to reliably create the simulations they use to enact the “swarm/emergent” behaviours/outcomes throughout society…Encryption is only a matter of time, they have quantum architectures unfamiliar to most that are well developed and there are analogue tools also very capable. What’s more, most devices have back doors so your encryption is null and void…blockchain is the basis of Web3 and that is an intentional prison… If you see “Blockchain” run the other way. I think Bitchute might be the only video server not using blockchain….Odysee uses blockchain and rumble i Believe…I think substack uses it too..they are well ahead of this game people, we are playing catchup.

    • hpete says:

      Catalyst, you seem to understand this new technology quite well. As you can tell from my above posts, like most people, I am nowhere near the proper informed technological understanding of all this and that is why I am so hesitant. Besides, “they” always seem to be way ahead in science and technology, don’t they ?! (Many people are questioning existence of viruses, the whole thing seems to be a giant scam, others don’t believe even basic science like physics.)

      I try to follow money and although the investors are not always easy to see, it seems to me that Vanguard and BlackRock are invested in most of these platforms, like Rumble ?! (FTX crash was a good wake-up call, and it is pathetic to listen to Kevin O’Leary’s quazi-explanations and quazi-apologies for his shameless promotion of FTX.)

      Can you point out some good links which explain quantum computing and quantum architecture in all this? In simpler terms if possible? Thanks


      I watched your video and I agree with you that “their” end-goal of achieving immortality via technology is foolish and dangerous! However, I am, and probably many others are, uneasy when you call us a “limited probabilistic machine”. Are humans just that? A limited computer?

      And, how exactly have you calculated the probability of intelligent life in our galaxy? Do you have a formula?

  14. Frode says:

    Another good article. It made reminisce about my early capital “I” Internet days. I got online in 1995 and built my first website in -96. Drank all the Kool-Aid that was handed me, and believed the propaganda, hook, line and sinker. I was a Google Fan Boy and had no problems sharing all my personal data with this wonderful company that openly promised to not be evil. It is “slightly” painful looking back on what I believed not that long ago. Then again, I am glad I have a very different view today. Now that I see I am surrounded by lies, I have also been granted a burning desire to expose the liars. For that, I am grateful.

    I am looking forward to exploring the hopefully unique, personal and weird decentralised web.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      To your credit, Google betrayed us all.

      I well remember Dr. Mercola sending out his newsletter in those early days.
      He mentioned that Google, a new “Search Engine” looked very promising.

      • Frode says:

        That is true. We were many Google Fan Boys and Girls in the early Internet days.

    • mkey says:

      Google used to be a completely different beast in the early days.

    • Kelly says:

      I also cringe looking back. We were duped.

    • Kate says:

      It’s like the medical system, they secured our trust then stabbed us in the back.

  15. zyxzevn says:

    Found one theory about the Ukraine war.

    Using Ukraine to destroy Europe

    The real plan is not the destruction of Russian,
    but mainly the destruction of Europe.
    Similar to the destruction of South America using nazi death-squads.
    And destruction of Middle-East with Isis and other CIA troops.
    That is where this idea comes from.

    The plan:

    The central player here is Poland, which will be turned into
    a military state by the NATO. A part of Ukraine will be taken,
    while Ukraine itself will be in a continuous war.
    This also causes some famines in Africa.

    Agents of destabilization:

    1) Ukraine military is full with Nazis that can be used to destabilize
    other countries. They will be placed all over Europe as “refugees”.
    2) Immigrants who are religious extremists or criminals and come to Europe
    3) Children from immigrant families who hate the countries they live in.
    See France.
    4) Semi-terrorist organizations like Antifa
    5) Billionaires funding crazy people (climate, trans, critical race theory)
    The climate activists are busy destroying cultural heritage
    6) Banks blocking opposition and normal life, while funding the insane and toxic

    They can all be used in combination with a WHO dictated “pandemic”.
    And a WEF dictated energy and food supply. Because of “climate”

    • helanda says:

      Be careful, dont speak about war until the dust settles…
      All “nazis” are humanbeings, but so are the kidnapped children picking the beans for your chocolate consumption.
      Why are we not talking about the obvious “bigger” problem????

    • Kate says:

      I agree that the purpose of the Ukraine war is not the destruction of Russia, but Europe, and perhaps all the western nations.

      Ukraine was the breadbasket of Europe, and its destruction means food shortages are in the future. Control the food – control the people!

      The roll out of the BRICS currency will also have serious repercussions on the West.

      Western nations have thrown a lot of money at the Ukraine, making the weapons manufacturers rich, while leaving Western nations poorer.

      There are other things happening too. Like Bill Gates and other filthy rich people buying up farm land in the US to let it go fallow for carbon credits.

      I’m concerned about the future.

  16. c.s.d. says:

    I have made it a hobby of mine to report the mainstream media on themtube for being leaders in disinformation. I’d love to see one of their accounts gain a strike or are banned. Join me friends.

  17. helanda says:

    @Tammy Nemeth: Demonizing hydrocarbons | Tom Nelson Pod #122

    Who TF ( TheFuck ) are those 14 accountants??

    And more importantly

    When TF ( TheFuck ) are we going to adress child labor? Specifically, children who mine minerals and metals and pick beans for ours chocolate..?

    Best regards

  18. Ukdavec says:

    Since the release of OpenAI’s generative AI tool ChatGPT in November, investor
    interest in generative AI technology has surged. The disruptive potential of this
    technology, and whether the hype around it—and market pricing—has gone too
    far, is Top of Mind. Goldman Sachs views here

  19. Alex says:

    James, EMC in my opinion is an amazing project to take into consideration and I think it will revolutionize the world and the Internet how we know them.
    you can check it out here :

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