} Unfortunately you have happened upon a British incarnation, who is
} un-American by definition. What follows may be somewhat confused.
} Between 1949 and 1954 Senator McCarthy headed three bodies in charge of
} rooting out Communicationists. These were called the House Committee on
} Communication Perversions (HCCP, later known as HTTP), the Senate
} Internet Security Subcommittee, and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee
} on Inveigling.
} McCarthy had heard of the invention of the Internet by Karl Marx, who
} later gave his name to the Hierarchical Traitors Marxist Language, or
} HTML for short. McCarthy realised that, since HTTP was a state-free
} communication strategy, it was pushing for the overthrow of the United
} States, and could undermine American life as he knew it. He therefore
} started a series of investigations into un-American activities, which
} were designed to discover citizens who were not loyal to the USA. On
} account of the citizens being caught in this drag-net (not to be
} confused with stockings for transvestites), they were often referred to
} as netizens.
} The main question of these investigations was famously: "Are you now,
} or have you ever been, party to internet communications?" Many in the
} entertainment industry, who were keen for their films and music to be
} freely available to everyone (via the Redistribution of Internet
} Archives Association (RIAA)), were caught up in this mess.
} Every day, lists would be posted of those who had been found guilty of
} un-American activities, and everyone was forbidden from doing business
} with them. This practice was known as Duns Blacklisting, after the
} philosopher Duns Scotus (Dunce of Scotland).
} Eventually, of course, McCarthyism was stopped.
} And so it was, in 1969, that Senator Gore (father of the father of an
} inconvenient truth about socialist climate change) rediscovered the
} unbridled communication possibilities afforded by the Internet. He
} publicised these, but did so on the Internet, which was then only
} accessible to three Amish heretics and a shopkeeper in Salt Lake City.
} Ever since, the Internet has been used primarily for good.
} You owe the Oracle an essay on the fishing conflicts between the USSR
} and the USA which started around Christmas 1948, entitled "The Cod
} (Noel) War".