Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Senate is to hold a hearing on Monday regarding a possible link between cell phones and brain cancer. The FDA has found no such link, but, evidently, the Senate has nothing better to do.
The powermongers in the Senate are going to consider a recent study stating that cell phone use over 10 years increases a person's risk of a rare form of brain cancer by 50 to 90 percent. The study also says that children are more at risk because their skulls are thinner and more easily permeated by radiation emitted from cell phones.
Now, regardless of what some of you may think, I'm not a conspiracy nut. Okay, not much of one. I wonder, though, whether this is all a way of back-door censorship. Stay with me here.
Let's say, hypothetically, that the Senate panel sides with the study on this. Next could come legislation to ban cell phones citing public safety. Not only from a possible cancer risk but from concern over people driving while talking or texting. It wouldn't be the first time they've used that argument to cram bad ideas down our throats.
Would a move like that be a way to silence the growing number of critics of this administration's policies? You bet. The FCC Diversity Czar has been appointed to help stem the rising tide of dissent, and a cell phone ban would guarantee control of people's speech by eliminating twitter and texting to exchange information.
While such measures are most likely not going to occur, let's be honest. Given this administration's track record of thug tactics and coercion, it's not totally out of the question if they at least give it a try.
Call me paranoid, but at least, for now, you can still call me.