It sounds to me that McC cannot control his emotions and/or
his fears should he lose his obsessive dependency to the Internet
(NASA, ...) and blames everything on the government straight
away instead of remaining calm and perhaps methodically start
debugging the connection.
Just think what it might be like for those who become too
obsessed/dependent on social sites, cell phones, TV, or
whatever else - to the point of becoming completely unhinged
should any of these things stop working?
Maybe in situations like these, one ought to get out the lawn
chair, smoke a cigar/ette, pipe, drink iced tea, meditate
and/or relax and enjoy the scenery or watch the fireworks?