By Al Benson Jr.
For several months now I have been seeing tidbits on the Internet about internet regulation, a little something here and a little something there. Some articles have said it’s really bad and others have sought to paint it as the last best hope for man. When anything is supposed to be that “good” for us, I get suspicious. I begin to wonder who it will really be “good” for, us, the unwashed masses, or the One World elitists in Washington who claim they represent us. Usually it ends up being good for them and bad for us and Internet regulation, like Obamacare, is no exception to this rule.
Most of us realize that the Internet is the one remaining source of real information out there that the federal government has not, until now, been able to muzzle. I imagine there are countless thousands like me who get their news off the Internet rather than from the federally-approved and controlled “news” media.
I notice that, on the 26th of this month, the FCC will vote on implementing a new “net neutrality” regulation. That sounds so nice and “neutral” doesn’t it—no sides taken, just a nice neutral approach to all issues and questions, right? Folks, in all honesty, if the feds are running it you have to know it ain’t gonna work out that way. The real aim of this regulation is to neutralize all the information the feds don’t want on the Internet so it will be unavailable to the public.
And that’s not only my opinion. Author Fred Reed, http://www.fredoneverything.net has stated, quite accurately that: “Today the internet is the only free press we have, all that stands against total control of information. Consider how relentlessly the media impose political correctness, how the slightest offense to the protected groups—we all know who they are—or to sacred policies leads to firing of reporters and groveling by politicians. The wars are buried and serious criticism of Washington suppressed. That leaves the net, only the net, without which we would know nothing. Which is why it must and will be censored, sooner if Washington can get away with it and later if not…” Thanks to the Internet, ordinary folks have finally been able to learn how their benevolent government has been stiffing them for generations. Many are not real enchanted with what they have found out, which is one reason there is so much discontent across the country. People are sick and tired of government lies and the feds realize this so they need to devise a way to make sure the truth about their lies will be covered up as it was in the days before the Internet. So, in order to cover up their duplicity, truth will have to be regulated off the Internet—and this will apply to all areas of truth, from theological to historical to economic.
In an article on http://reclaimourrepublic.wordpress.com for February 12th, 2015, Neil Stevens noted: “Critics who don’t want to debate the merits of expanded government like to portray the Net Neutrality debate as activists vs Cable Companies, but this isn’t that at all. This is the people vs. the Obama administration, as it is with EPA, NLRB, and every other overreaching regulator. Don’t take my word for it. (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai says ‘The American people are being misled about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet.’ He’s seen the plan, folks. He’s in a position to know who’s lying and who isn’t.” And on the same blog spot, for February 12th are comments by Judi McLeod. McLeod stated, quite forthrightly that “With public attention riveted on 50 Shades of Grey and NBC’s ‘lyin Brian’ Williams, the proletariat is about to lose its most reliable form of communication: the Internet…Big Government takeover of the Internet will become a fait accompli by February 26, 2015, with a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote. By the time the public becomes aware of it, the Internet will already belong to Obama. Suffering in silence with no means of communication to others is exactly what Obama wants on his mission for his ever-expanding Fundamental Transformation of the Free West…Community organizers running governments always hide their dirty tricks behind innocuous sounding names. ObamaCare was first the Affordable Health Care Act. Hijacking the information highway sounds so much less lethal when it’s introduced to the masses as ‘Net Neutrality’.”
Now, let me bring this a little closer to home for those with an interest in real history and Southern/Confederate history and heritage. “Net Neutrality” probably will mean that you can no longer use the Internet to discuss the real reasons for the War of Northern Aggression or to make the very real case for secession that needs to continue to be made in our day. Oh, you will still be able to talk about the War, who won which battles on which dates or which generals had tea and crumpets with General McClellan on July 5th, 1862, but anything meatier than this will probably be “neutralized” off the Internet and you will be reduced to trying to circulate your information via photocopied newsletters, the way many of us had to do it before the Internet came along. The Net Neutrality Act is truly a step backward—as it is intended to be. Socialist community organizers do, indeed, want to make sure their opposition has no voice on the Internet and their agenda is to silence their opposition almost to the point of non-existence. This is what it’s all about, folks, regardless of the lies you’ve been fed to the contrary. You may not see many more articles like this from me or anyone else once the Internet has been successfully “neutralized.” Maybe something for a little sober reflection.