TRUMPING OBAMA - THE REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY Jordan completely supports President Trump's move to repeal net neutrality, even if it forces himself and other alt-media types to become even fringier.
Whats going on is a law rollback irrespective of whether the rollback is good or bad for the country (i.e. Trump may be doing this out of pure madness but I think its more likely he's doing it intentionally cause hes not an American/Constitutionalist at heart)
Put another way...
Net Neutrality RIP: Essential Parts of America's DNA—Independence and Privacy—Are About to Be Destroyed It's a way bigger deal than the way the internet works.
“Are we in like Manner to be given up to the Disposal of the East India Company, who have now the Assurance, to step forth in Aid of the Minister, to execute his Plan, of enslaving America? Their Conduct in Asia, for some Years past, has given simple Proof, how little they regard the Laws of Nations, the Rights, Liberties, or Lives of Men.“They have levied War, excited Rebellions, dethroned lawful Princes, and sacrificed Millions for the Sake of Gain. The Revenues of Mighty Kingdoms have centered in their Coffers. And these not being sufficient to glut their Avarice, they have, by the most unparalleled Barbarities, Extortions, and Monopolies, stripped the miserable Inhabitants of their Property, and reduced whole Provinces to Indigence and Ruin.“Fifteen hundred Thousands, it is said, perished by Famine in one Year, not because the Earth denied its Fruits; but [because] this Company and their Servants engulfed all the Necessaries of Life, and set them at so high a Rate that the poor could not purchase them.“Resolve therefore, nobly resolve, and publish to the World your Resolutions, that no Man will receive the Tea, no Man will let his Stores, or suffer the Vessel that brings it to moor at his Wharf, and that if any Person assists at unloading, landing, or storing it, he shall ever after be deemed an Enemy to his Country, and never be employed by his Fellow Citizens.”
Of course, corporations will first go after the ones that bother them the most. And while people on the alt-right hate groups are crazy and shouldn't be enabled by the GOP to create social problems to the party that did 9/11 AND many will be glad to have them silenced... how many truth tellers will get caught up in the "clean-up"? They call it something or the other, I call it "synergy";
We do not and will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content. We will continue to make sure that our policies are clear and transparent for consumers, and we will not change our commitment to these principles. pic.twitter.com/ZFknIFslxS— Comcast (@comcast) November 22, 2017
While Comcast is giving its corporate word that it will be transparent and honorable like a good transparent Constitutional government, that really isn't their job. That they want that power to control information is obvious and should be enough to disqualify them from having such power. Whats scary is that JUST having comcast as a corporate owner makes the media go quit. While silence may not be official, unofficially all media people are slaves to their owners as its money that dictates what they feel free to talk about (attack their corporate slave owner could risk their paycheck in an economy increasingly controlled by that corporate owner.... the conflict of interest between news and corporations couldn't be more apparent and clearly regulations with transparent oversight by the people - not shareholders and a board - should dictate institutions of such power..
A shareholder cannot represent the people. The profit motive and the Constitution are not in line with each other. Anyone who thinks that shareholders can make good decisions for "we the people" just have to note the lesson of history. Slaveholders were shareholders too. This move at the FCC is an attempt of an oligarichal takeover which may happen immediately or may take some years but clearly the move has begun and to trust corporations with people from these parties on thier boards is the biggest folly of them all. Even Establishment Democrats don't fight corporations.
END OF NET NEUTRALITY - TIM WU 1/23/2014 "The Master Switch" author Tim Wu makes the case for net neutrality, arguing that cable companies want to impose a toll on the Internet.
The following shows that the media can't even tell the truth when they have a corportae link to a big issue. Can you imagine what else they avoid and stay silent about (or don't report enough on or completely on)?
Study: Cable and broadcast news networks largely ignore planned net neutrality repeal
Morning news shows ignored report that Trump’s FCC plans to roll back net neutrality Only CBS This Morning reported on the FCC commissioner's plan to overturn Obama-era net neutrality protections
Allies of shutting down citizen access to free speech;
Fox & Friends gave Trump's FCC chairman a free pass to spin his assault on net neutrality Ajit Pai knows he has an ally at Fox News
Articles explaining how dangerous - and anti Constitutional - this move is;
Is Net Neutrality All That Separates the U.S. from Authoritarianism?The FCC is debating rolling back an Obama-era regulation, and the stakes could not be higher.
If we were to lose net neutrality protections, which by all appearances we will, that would suddenly create all kinds of vulnerabilities for independent media. There are clear dangers associated with vertical integration, where the company that owns the pipes is able to control the dissemination of information, and able to set the terms by which we access that information. When we think about, for instance, dissenting political news sources that don’t have the resources to compete in a pay-to-play media environment, we see that there are obvious political hazards.
And more than that, we could start to see scenarios where ISPs don't like the political views that are being disseminated from a particular news outlet. Without net neutrality they would be free to block or slow down content from those sites. There have been cases like this already. In 2005, the company Telus, which is the second largest telecommunications company in Canada, began blocking access to a server that hosted a website that supported a labor strike against Telus. Anyone involved in journalism or activism should be concerned about this kind of retaliation and censorship.
7 Things to Know About Ajit Pai, the Man Trump Tasked With Killing Net NeutralityTrump’s FCC commissioner is waging an under-the-radar attack on the World Wide Web.