Trump’s FCC Is About To Ruin The Internet By Killing Net Neutrality


THE FCC IS BEING LED BY A
FORMER VERIZON LAWYER, AND HAS THROUGHOUT THOUGHT THAT NET
NEUTRALITY SHOULD NOT EXIST. THAT THE INTERNET PROVIDERS,
LIKE VERIZON, COMCAST AND OTHERS, SHOULD BE ABLE TO
DISCRIMINATE, AND SLOW SOME WEBSITES DOWN, SPEED OTHERS UP,
AND BASICALLY DESTROY THE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT, AND HAD
ALMOST ALL THE POWER TO DECIDE WHO HAS WEBSITES THAT WORK, THAT
FUNCTION, AND WHO DON’T, TO JUST A HANDFUL OF INTERNET PROVIDERS
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, WHO OFTEN HAVE EITHER MONOPOLIES OR
DUOPOLY’S THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRETY OF THE UNITED STATES. SO, TODAY THEY WENT A LITTLE
FURTHER IN EXECUTING THAT PLAN. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI’S PLAN TOOK ITS FIRST STEP FORWARD
ON THURSDAY, GOING TO THE HILL. THE COMMISSION VOTED TWO – ONE
ALONG PARTY LINES TO ADVANCE PAI’S RESTORING INTERNET FREEDOM
PROPOSAL, WHICH WOULD REPEAL CURRENT NET NEUTRALITY
PROTECTIONS. THAT IS ORWELLIAN A TITLE AS
YOU COULD POSSIBLY HAVE A FOUR-DAY REGULATION. RESTORING INTERNET FREEDOM,
WHICH WOULD IN REALITY DESTROY THE INTERNET FREEDOM,
AND HAD ALL THE POWER OVER TO ABOUT FIVE COMPANIES. THIS IS SO LOATHSOME, AND SO
OBVIOUSLY AGAINST INTERNET FREEDOM, THAT THIS IS A RARE
ISSUE THAT LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES UNITE OVER ON THE
INTERNET. THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT DON’T UNITE
OVER IT ARE THE REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS, WHO ARE BOUGHT,
LOCK STOCK AND BARREL, BY THOSE SAME FIVE COMPANIES. THEIR VOTERS ARE NOT WITH THEM,
NO ONE ON THE INTERNET IS WITH THEM. EVEN THE MOST DIEHARD DONALD
TRUMP SUPPORTERS ONLINE GO, WAIT WAIT WAIT, OUR WEBSITES CAN BE
SHUT DOWN IF WE DON’T PAY A RANSOM TO THOSE FIVE COMPANIES? THAT SOUNDS LIKE A TERRIBLE
IDEA. THAT’S RIGHT, AND NOT ONLY
THAT, IT NOT ONLY ADVANTAGES THOSE FIVE COMPANIES, IT GIVES
A HUGE ADVANTAGE TO OTHER CRONY CAPITALISTS, WHO COULD
THEN GO AND LEGALLY BRIDE, THROUGH CAMPAIGN DONATIONS,
OTHER POLITICIANS, TO SAY HEY, YOU KNOW, IN MY FIELD,
WHILE YOU GIVE ME AN ADVANTAGE AND SLOW DOWN THE
WEBSITES OF MY COMPETITORS? I’LL PAY OFF THE POLITICIANS AND
I’LL GO PAY OFF THE INTERNET PROVIDERS, AND I GOT MORE MONEY
THAN YOU, SO YOU NO LONGER HAVE FREEDOM. ALL OF A SUDDEN NO ONE GO TO
YOUR WEBSITE, BECAUSE IT’S TOO SLOW. HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT, RESTORING
INTERNET FREEDOM BILL? THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY ORWELLIAN. THE HILL CONTINUES TO EXPLAIN,
“PAI’S PROPOSAL WOULD UNDERMINE EXISTING NEUTRALITY
RULES BY UNDOING THE LEGAL BASIS OF THE REGULATIONS.” THEY SAY, NO NO NO, THE
REGULATIONS WERE KEEPING FREEDOM AWAY FROM THE INTERNET. REALLY? THE INTERNET SEEMS PRETTY FREE
RIGHT NOW. THEY SAY, BUSINESSES JUST
CAN’T THRIVE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT RULES. PREPOSTEROUS! GOOGLE, FACEBOOK,
AND SOME OTHER TECH GIANTS ROLLBACK, YET WE’RE DOING OKAY,
AND THE INTERNET FREEDOM IS WHAT ALLOWED US TO BUILD THESE
COMPANIES, AND BREAK THE MONOPOLY OF THE REST OF THE
MEDIA HAVE. AND TO THEIR CREDIT, THEY COULD
ACTUALLY DO CRONY CAPITALISM TOO, BUT THEY ARE NOT. THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY THE
RANSOM TO VERIZON, COMCAST, ETC., BUT THEY ARE NOT. THEY ARE, FOR THE TIME BEING,
ACTUALLY DOING THE RIGHT THING AND FIGHTING FOR INTERNET
FREEDOM. WE ALSO HAVE SOME RICH FOLKS ON
OUR SIDE FOR A CHANGE HERE, BECAUSE ALL THE INVESTORS WHO
PUT MONEY INTO INTERNET VENTURES SAID, WE PUT MONEY IN
EFFECTING THESE RULES. DON’T TELL ME HOW YOU ARE GOING
TO RESTORE FREEDOM BY DESTROYING THE RULES THAT ALWAYS EXISTED ON
THE INTERNET KEEP IT FREE. IS A TOTAL AND UTTER LIFE. “THE OBAMA ERA NET NEUTRALITY
REGULATIONS, PASSED INTO THE 50 AS THE OPEN INTERNET ORDER, AIMS
TO CREATE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD ON THE INTERNET BY ENSURING THAT
BROADBAND PROVIDERS TREATED ALL ONLINE CONTENT THE SAME,” AND
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING TO END, NOW, AS AJIT PAI
LOOKS TO DESTROY INTERNET FREEDOM, AND UNSURPRISINGLY GIVE
A MASSIVE, GIANT ADVANTAGE TO THE COMPANY THAT PREVIOUSLY
EMPLOYED HIM, AND PAID HIM A LOT OF MONEY, AND MY GUESS IS WILL
EMPLOY HIM AGAIN, AND THEY HAVE EVEN MORE MONEY AFTER HE IS DONE
INSTITUTING THESE NEW RULES. “PAI WANTS TO CONTINUE THE
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH AND POLITICAL
DISSENT,” THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE FIELD PRESS DIRECTOR, AND
I THINK SHE IS EXACTLY RIGHT. IF YOU CARE ABOUT FREEDOM,
DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU ARE RIGHT-WING, LEFT-WING OR IN THE
MIDDLE, IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE WEBSITES YOU LIKE OR WANT TO
CREATE, WELL GUESS WHAT? YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO
AFFORD THE RANSOM TO THOSE COMPANIES, SO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
NOW, BEFORE THEY TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU.

Danny Hutson

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