Obama’s Dictatorial command for the FCC and FEC to take over and control the internet via SECRET RULES is applauded by those that bought the same lies about how ObamaCare would lower healthcare costs.
Envy, anger and entitlement mindset. These are the mechanisms that the tyrant uses to sweeten the imposition of chains on a population they intend to punish and subjugate. Appealing to ‘fairness’ and ‘revenge’ upon the targets a tyrant wants punished and controlled, there is little done to oppose pogroms and “laws” that subjugate every liberty the tyrant seeks to eradicate and place in it’s control. Always sold as a ‘benefit’ to the people, the terror and appetite of government power is always preferred over private and individual power which a pliable people devoid of foundational principles are shaped to loathe and hate.
Once the government takes over the internet tomorrow – there is no stopping or reversing these ‘secret rules’ the alphabets will impose on the last bastion of open communication and information. Not by the courts, not by Congress, not by you or me. It is already a fait accompli we are told. A done deal. A cake already baked.
When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was asked to make the 360 pages of secret rules and regulations public, he refused. The top secret final draft FCC order was only delivered to the four other FCC commissioners three weeks ago. When Wheeler handed them the rules, he issued a “gag order” to prevent its release before the FCC vote tomorrow, assumably under Obama’s orders. So they are going to “MAKE LAW” by imposing rules NO ONE BUT GOVERNMENT OLIGARCHS HAVE READ. In the United States of America – the government now write laws and passes them in secret. Not even the Colonists under King George suffered such atrocities.
Welcome to the dictatorship.
In short – say goodbye to the internet as you knew it. Yet an ignorant populace that loves Netflix and Hulu and wants everything for free, applaud and seig-heil the false notion that the Obama regime will make the internet ‘fair’ and ‘cheaper for the little people under the grip of media giants of Comcast and AT&T. They buy the lie that government regulation is better than corporate service packages. They bought the big lie that ‘Net Neutrality’ will keep the internet ‘free and open’ and ‘fair’. They love and see Obama as their messiah, their savior, their balancer of scales. The rest hate the companies that they get their internet from and think Obama’s secret regulations and imposition of his definition of ‘net neutrality’ will make the internet more affordable, fair and faster for the little people.
None of those things will happen. The exact opposite will occur. The history of government regulating business is a lesson in ruination, incompetence and cost. Monopoly and corporate Fascism will be established at Comcast, AT&T, Mediacom and Verizon for political gain and protection. The big corps will pay their ‘protection money’ and use government to destroy their competition while government regulates the free-flow of information to suit it’s own insatiable appetite for unopposed power. It’s a marriage nightmares are made of for the idiots who buy into surrendering liberty for license in the name of fairness.
Central government ruins whatever it touches. It is king Midas in reverse. Bureaucracies inevitably become impersonal and unfeeling roadblocks and walls without common sense and often without knowledge of what and whom they are empowered to regulate and control. For the internet as you knew it - TWO bungling and politicaly-motivated imbecilic alphabet agencies will have their paws in every facet of the internet. Think of them as the agencies that will establish death panels for web sites, forums and ISP providers who will limit what you currently do today or abolish it altogether. And we have no recourse to stop it.
The cost to get online is going to skyrocket, service will get worse, content will be restricted and regulated, licenses will be required to run a website, political blogs will be declared ‘campaign contributions’ and subject to fees and content control and choices to select an ISP will be limited. The entire original purpose of ‘Net Neutrality’ was to restrict political content and make sure content control is regulated by the Government. MAKE NO MISTAKE. That is what this is actually all about: the government taking over the internet in order to regulate content and limit the public’s ability to access and report information outside of whatever government tells them via their own Praetorian media operatives.
This takeover of the internet by the Obama regime is no different than what they did with imposing ObamaCare. Remember that ObamaCare was drafted in secret and kept from the public until it was ‘passed’ into “law”. Nancy Pelosi famously said “We have to pass it so you can find out what is in it”. Likewise Obama’s ‘Net Neutrality’ takeover plan has 360 pages of regulations and rules that are being KEPT SECRET, until they are passed ‘into law’.
In true government-fashion, whatever these schemes are titled – be assured that the EXACT OPPOSITE will happen. The Affordable Care Act made healthcare UNAFFORDABLE for most of us who once had affordable plans. “Net Neutrality” is the same. It will NOT make the internet ‘neutral’. It will NOT make the internet faster for everyone. It will in fact – as with all government meddling -make it worse. Everyone will have their speeds ‘throttled down’ to the lowest common denominator so everyone is ‘fair’ and no one gets more than anyone else – even if they can pay for it. That is what government does. MARK MY WORDS. All the empty promises made to make healthcare better by imposing ObamaCare on the populace were lies told to sell acceptance. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” was a lie from the beginning. The same is true of the reasons the Obama regime make to justify the federal takeover of the Internet. “If you like your internet you can keep your ISP and your internet”. It’s all lies.
But that does not matter to the emoting classes of envy-prone Millennials, the SOUND of government IMPOSING fairness and taking away what a private company can do in terms of serving their customers is more important to them. They would rather government tell a private company what they must provide and sell a product and service for than let the free market set the standard. Government is their god. the ultimate arbiter of ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’. In such a society – liberty is doomed, because facts and history of government failure and tyranny do not matter.
Two Republican chairmen on the FCC have WARNED that this “secret” plan will impose federal government taxation on ISPs which will then get passed on to consumers. Included in the warning was the plan for federal taxation on all internet purchases, plans to tax your ISP service itself and the amount of data you stream. Broadband speed will be mandated to be the same for everyone – and therefore it will have to be reduced to accommodate everyone.
The much ballyhooed complaints of ISP companies going to a ‘tiered service plan’ is a plan the Federal Government is going to adopt and mandate itself. Where once you could go to a competitor to get online, now the service will be the same no matter where you go – and the tiered plan of where you are allowed to go on the internet will be mandated by government instead of a private company. Feeling all warm and fuzzy about that yet? Americans however trust government with such things over private business and individual responsibility and free markets because they have bought the Marxist lie that we cannot be trusted with liberty and that hating wealth is a moral imperative. Profit is evil.
And so – in that environment a takeover of the last bastion of open communication and information is about to end as it finds itself in the grip of a federal beast.
Don’t look to the feckless Republican Party leadership to do anything concrete to stop this either. They like what this plan will do to get their own critics on the Right silenced.
The FEC already announced intents to regulate political content on the internet with applause from Ruling Class Democrats and Republicans who HATE criticism that the once-open internet afforded everyman. Everything on the internet will be regulated via taxation, and make no mistake that the actual target is content and regulating free political speech and access to information. Blogs like this one will suddenly find itself declared to be part of a ‘political campaign’, and what is opined here stated to be advantageous to a political group, party or candidate and therefore must comport with FEC campaign guidelines that govern political campaigns. A panel of bureaucrats will decide the monetary value of what I write as a ‘campaign donation’ and therefore limit what I am able to say on my own blog.
FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel wants bloggers and YouTubers that are talking about politics and all things related to comply with onerous regulations and disclosure requirements. She wants individuals and organizations that post things even remotely political online to register with her federal agency, disclose their funding sources, and stamp disclaimers on all of their content.*
This is how you kill free political speech on the internet. This is how you kill dissent , by creating the appearance of a velvet glove – all in the name of ‘fairness’.
So enjoy the internet as you knew it today. Tomorrow, it goes bye-bye, even though you will not notice it at first. In a year……
This is how the Obama tyranny has progressed, the imposition of these ‘plans’ will start slowly – almost unnoticed by everyman as it is ‘phased in’ over a period of months. In a year – everyman will notice the pain of increased costs, restrictions on content, licensing to operate websites and blogs that are targeted for shut down. Yet, a bulk of the population who see government as their savior and sugar-daddy are seig-heiling a dictatorial madman who has sold them on the politics of self gratification, revenge and punishment.
A man who can convince a population to hate the very businesses that gave them technology they use everyday and benefit from, to convince them to surrender it to his control, is a man who can convince a nation to surrender everything it holds dear and hate those whom he directs them to hate.
Genocides happen under these kinds of rulers. All to the applause of the people they have convinced that such targets are worthy of punishment and eradication.
Liberty dies to thunderous applause.