We got some terrible news last week; the "Big C"...no, not cancer, more government "Control." Last week the FCC voted in a 317 page plan to take control over the internet. And, like the Obamacare legislation, no one has been allowed to read it. That should tell you something right there.
Keep in mind that this was the same FCC proposal that the current FCC opposed just last year. However, after watching how quickly Obama replaces DOD Chiefs who don't agree with him, the chairman of the FCC fell in line and swallowed Obama's massive proposal to take over the internet whole.
For those who don't remember, it was not Al Gore who invented the internet, his second major lie, after Global Warming. The internet, an method for computers to talk to each other, was invented by some smart folks back in the fifties, offered it to AT&T, and Ma Bell turned it down, saying "why would we want that when we have the telephone?" So the internet remained a play thing of a few university professors who swapped scientific research notes and scholarly works. Then, the military adapted the internet to enhance communications between the various military headquarters and their far flung bases around the world. (When I worked at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, I would trudge down to the basement in the lower bowels of the building and receive unit combat readiness reports from our bases in the Pacific.)
Then, in the late eighties, early nineties, the wild and wooly internet began. It spawned AOL and Google and Yahoo and dozens of others interested in capitalizing on this new form of communications media. It's supreme success came from the fact that it was unregulated. So the internet spawned social media, digital newspapers, chat rooms and any other crazy idea that innovation could muster.
And now Obama, like he does with everything he touches, is set to kill the internet dead. There are two primary reasons for why Barry wants government control over the internet. The biggest one is so he can tax it. Please take a moment, stop reading this, and go look at your cell phone bill. Go down to the bottom of charges and look at that $7 to $12 dollars in government fees and excise taxes. If you've been paying attention those fees and taxes have been going up year after year. They fund some two thousand government employees, enable Barry to pass out free cell phones for his voting block, and let you know nothing is ever free. Get ready for more of that as Obama has already said he wants to provide free internet for the masses. And, yes, you're gonna get the bill.
The other reason Obama wants control over the internet is so that he can regulate what is written and said on it. He hates those right wing radical blogs that tend to point out his failures. Don't believe me? Well, perhaps you missed the legislation that the Dems passed in 2009 which lifts legal protections for blog writers on the internet. They say 1st amendment protections should not be granted to just any tom, dick and harry who chooses to write a blog....wants to open up the slander laws to curb blogger enthusiasm. Expect more of that now that the internet is in the clutches of big daddy government.
So, folks...sorry but little guys like me will soon disappear. We'll either be licensed to death, or censored out of existence. In our place will be the wise sages at the Washington Post and the New York Times and The Huffington Post, all willing mouthpieces for the Obama regime. And get ready to open your wallet a bit wider....them folks up in Detroit and Harlem gots to have their free internet, right?
Sad. Damned Sad.