By Michael Moriarty
When "This page cannot be displayed" comes up, well, you know it's not an overload on a slow day like December 5, 2005. No, it's a Red Flag for "msgrhome." That was the second label on the "search" call.
I always wondered what President Bill Clinton and Bill Gates of Microsoft had to talk about on the golf course. Now I think I know.
Clinton says to Gates: "Bill, the government would like early red alerts about possible troublemakers. Our men in the Central Intelligence Agency are all over the basic hot words and even most of the names… we could send you a list of them but I really
"Well, Mr. President, there are a few amendments that… the Constitution, you know."
"Well, Bill, please. Come on. Nice shot… uh, the country's under terror now. We have threats coming in daily and it's only a matter of time before another 9/11 happens… you know… so, it's very urgent that we be on top of the Internet…"
"But it's never happened… never been done before… at the most there are emergency phone taps done, even without a court order, but the whole Internet watched… all transmissions directed through Washington?"
"Bill, I'm a Progressive. You know where we're headed, don't you?"
"Yes, but… uh…"
"Bill, I wouldn't use the nine iron on this one. Your stroke is too weak… you're going to need a flatter clubface. Try a six… yeah… nice. What did I tell you?"
"You know all about this game, don't you?"
"Every bit of it. I can't hit worth a darn but damn I know, after watching you, which club you have to use."
"This anti-trust suit you've got Microsoft over the barrel with?"
"Yes. Now, that was right on the green, wasn't it?"
"Yes, Mr. President."
"What about ‘this anti-trust suit,' Bill?"
"Where's it going?"
"That's entirely up to you now."
"Yup… my short game… damn! It's the little increments I can't deal with…and look at that … a born putter you are, Bill!"
"We're in the short game now, aren't we, Mr. President?"
"You got that right, Mr. Gates."
"What did I hear… oh, would you keep the flag out of the hole, please… I'll sink this one. Hmmm… yeah… see what I mean? A simple word like ‘okay' can make or break a game, Bill. So is what we talked about A-okay with you?"
"Yes, Mr. President."
"I'll have my people call your people."
Gee, we all wondered where that anti-trust suit went. It just up and disappeared… and one of the biggest mega-monopolies in the history of the world, Microsoft, goes on undisturbed. Only Time/Warner/AOL can boast as big an empire.
The probabilities of everything, including television, going over the "information highway," well, those results from Quantum number-crunchers are looking good, actually better for Bill Gates and Microsoft, and just as soothing a development for the government.
What was last week's headline about "taps without a court order?" Just a simple memo from the Oval Office can have all Americans opened up like fish fillets?
Just tried the Internet again. Same "This page cannot be displayed," but… oops, a "rdrct"… hmmm, we're being "redirected." Int'resting, as the Pink Panther might say.
Just checked again! Same thing… "rdrct" …wonder if this includes the Word software too. Not sure how they could do that… come through the lines into this computer without an Internet link and stay there… but these days anything's possible.
The Weekly Telegraph of London had a story this week on a questionable gentleman named Nicholas van Hoogstraten. A Mr. Justice Lightman called him a "murderous thug." This greased multimillionaire, worth £500m apparently, had been convicted of manslaughter, though the initial charge was murder, and sentenced to 10 years. That conviction was overturned by a court of appeals. Van Hoogstraten is now hiding out at his £6m mansion in Zimbabwe, protected by his old friend Robert Mugabe.
"He is a man," said Mr. Justice Lightman, "who, when thwarted as he has admitted, can become very, very angry."
There's a photo of him and he looks a little like the actor Nicholas Campbell of Da Vinci's Inquest , and he's dressed like an East Berlin spy, black leather jacket and all. Billionaire Communists? Sounds like a contradiction in terms.
I tried the Internet for the fifth time and, yes, same story. "rdrct... msgrhome."
I used to get angry when obstacles, like THIS PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED, came up repeatedly but now, in this New World Order of the Clinton Global Empire, I'm intrigued. I know integers and computers well enough that the crude cryptic now used, until a "resistance" warrants a deeper code, tell me something of what is going on. There is "dice" in a scientific world of probability but the integers and letters used to compute the relativities of importance and red alerts are not haphazard.
An intelligence service, once alerted to a troublemaker, puts a 24-hour watch on the
Well… "msgrhome" is off the list, so I guess "home" has received the news. It shouldn't be too long before I'll be up and running. "Home" will be all over my words.
Here's my faith. Since there's nothing I'm doing except commenting on how the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are being used for toilet paper in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, there is no probable cause for a court order to phone tap. There is the possibility that the recipient at "home" who passes the information upstairs might very well realize the reason for his boss's interest. The man up top is going to the bathroom frequently and he's carrying red, white and blue toilet paper.
There, you see? After "home" got the message, I'm back up on the Internet again. Hope you enjoy the show, folks!
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who has appeared in the landmark television series Law and Order, the mini-series Taken, and the TV-movie The 4400. He recently starred in Pick Me Up, an episode of the Showtime TV series Masters of Horror. Michael Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty’s presidential campaign, contact
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