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Dec202010

Net Neutrality, Why it is Good for the Rich and hence, bad for America

 

 

Why are we even playing games dancing around the issue of the Rich versus the poor? We are in hard economic times. Most people are afraid to say it, but some of us have to go. We cannot sustain our lifestyles with this constant reminder that we’re all not born equal. I get it! Now can you just make them go away.

Before we start rounding up the demographics that smell and bother our other senses as we have to maneuver through their unfortunate bedrooms that we call sidewalks, there’s another way of taking out the poor, but it is more insidious and will require a tad more patience.

As you know it is legal to wiretap or tape the American people. Homeland Security has removed any law or freedom that would stop another government bureau from listening to any of our private conversations whether on phone or Internet. The only time the big communication providers stopped is when the American government couldn’t pay their bills. That’s when Comcast, AT&T and Verizon said enough, “It is against the American Way to tap someone’s phone and not be paid for it. We refuse to comply with the unpatriotic stance of whoever is responsible for Accounts Payable. We will have to cease and desist from our monitoring activities until the American people can find the courage to rally their politicians. It is incumbent that we find the needed resources so we can continue our vigilance on the communication of our peoples.”

I made that up but it is close…

 Back to my original point, we dropped the ball when the cash for wiretapping dried. So the question is how can our telecommunication giants retain their power and at the same time, try to crush the poor?

The answer is so easy, get rid of Net Neutrality.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to regulate the Internet fairly. There’s this pipedream that the Internet just like Life, is supposed to be fair. So if you’re on the Internet and you type a keyword, you’re supposed to be directed to any website that may come up first, mostly because of the keywords you’ve used. But what the big Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) want is to relocate your search to the business that pays the most, and hence, be redirected to their website first.

Net Neutrality is the biggest issue facing America today that you’ve never heard of. There is a chance if we don’t act quickly; the poor and the weak may gain a leg up in society if we don’t take action now.

One of the aces in our back pocket is King of Presidents, George the 43rd. Under George II, the FCC reclassified broadband as an ‘Information Service’ instead of the more highly regulated, ‘Communication Service.’ With the Communication Service, there are a lot of rules you have to follow. By changing the rules a little and calling it an Information Service, they're more open for, let’s just say some finacial backdoor maneuvering.

So basically what we need to do is gut the Internet and make it more cash-friendly. It is so easy; just take a look at digital TV. For a while there it was almost free. In the day, a wire coathanger was all you needed to watch Gilligan.

Once it was ‘tiered,’ then different plans could be concocted based on the size of your wallet. A better way of saying it might be because of the lack of the bulge in your wallet. Why do we want poor people to get stuff for free?

 If we get rid of Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers will have the freedom to choose which information moves quickly or not. Can imagine some innocent soul wondering what Net Neutrality means? Will it not be comforting that more than likely, Fox News will be their first responder of ‘better’ information? That’s control we can live with.

We are headed towards a feudal society. It is just a matter of time before we elect a King and Queen, and the poor become serfs and slaves to us Rich, the way it is supposed to be.

The Internet could be used as a weapon of Truth if we sit on our collective hands and let this Internet freedom thing win. This whole Wikileaks thing is forcing us to almost look at information that is supposed to be secret and we’re not supposed to know. If the Net was totally open and free, think of the multiple opinions and dialogue that could be created. To control society, we need to control the media, otherwise what do we have? Little Tommy Paines walking around posting blogs and articles filled with common sense and lies?  That means freedom for anyone who can write and post to the Internet? That’s un-American if you ask me.

In the next few days, the Senate will be voting on Net Neutrality. Here’s our chance to put a huge divide between the Have’s and those who were too stupid to trust their leaders.



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