By B.N. Frank
The “Race for 5G” has become so controversial that it’s been the subject of Dilbert comic strips. Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums. American opposition is about more than biological (see 1, 2, 3) and environmental risks (see 1, 2). Federal agencies and other experts warn that it can threaten national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy (see 1, 2, 3). Critics also warn it will create massive job loss and eliminate Americans’ right to privacy. Other downsides: 5G is an energy vampire AND it can cause base stations to overheat.
High-speed internet CAN be achieved without 5G. Nevertheless, in August, Trump reintroduced his proposal to have a national 5G plan and the Department of Defense (DoD) seems to be on board. Google also wants to be involved. Then again, it seems the questionably ethical (see 1, 2) and privacy violating company (see 1, 2, 3, 4) has been involved since even before Trump was elected.
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Bokhari: The ‘Defense Innovation Board’ May Just Be a Google Lobbying Operation
Despite its long track record of hostility to the Trump movement, including the wholesale suppression of pro-Trump media in its search engine, Google is on track to secure a major lobbying objective — overhauling the government’s 5G strategy. Google seems to have an ally in reaching its target in the form of the Department of Defense’s “Defense Innovation Board.”
In 2016, Obama’s Department of Defense created a “Defense Innovation Board” (DIB) chaired by then Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt and also included Milo Medin, Google’s head of Wireless, who is still on it. Schmidt only left the board this month due to term limits.
In addition to including members from the high ranks of Google, the revolving door at the Defense Innovation Board also rotates in the opposite direction.
In March this year, DIB Executive Director Josh Marcuse left the board to join Google as the head of strategy and innovation for the global public sector. He has since used his position at Google to advocate on 5G policy.
In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO scientific evidence that 5G. That’s not good.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry. Instead they have a history of catering to the industry at the public’s expense. The agency has become even scarier during the Trump administration (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). They refuse to update 24-year-old federal RF radiation exposure guidelines despite research proving harm. Lawsuits have been filed against them for NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation as well as 5G deployment on land (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and in space.
In addition to filing lawsuits, municipal governments have passed resolutions to ban deployment until studies prove it’s safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and ordinances to limit and/or control installation. State representatives in Hawaii and Illinois have introduced 5G bills to protect constituents. Congress members have also confronted the agency regarding safety of lack thereof.
Since 2018, people and animals have experienced symptoms and illnesses after 5G was installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, exposure to other sources of wireless radiation can cause symptoms and illnesses as well. Last year the World Health Organization warned that high levels of Electromagnetic Fields (aka “Electrosmog”) – including wireless radiation – could lead to health issues in 30% of the population.
As U.S. and worldwide opposition increases, it becomes more obvious that winning the “Race for 5G” will NOT make America Great. It will make us look like losers.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- 5G Information
- 5G Space Appeal
- The 5G Summit
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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