Google-Verizon Pact: It Gets Worse: “The proposal is one massive loophole that sets the stage for the corporate takeover of the Internet.”
Action: Boycotts of Google’s search engine (and/or advertisements). Pledge to use another search engine (and stick to it) from now on, until Google changes its stance. This will take time. But, if enough people make the move, it will get results.
Bottom line: Once again, we are being sold out — by, from, and to corporate powers. Do you see Obama on stage making fierce pledges to save or protect Net Neutrality — no matter what? Not a chance. It’s the same scenario as with the Public Option. As a result, WE have to make the difference.
[Remember when AOL grew so big that they felt they could get away with charging $24.95 for dial-up connection speeds – while even MSN was sticking with 21.95? It was the beginning of the end of their dominance. They are now a shell of what they used to be. The script also applies here. Google has lost touch with its core, and is selling us out. With boycotts growing exponentially, their dominoes may also begin to fall – as they should. Google can reverse the present course, or face the consequences of a new one.]
Do you believe in speaking Truth to Power – no matter what level of stature the powered hold? Do you believe in Fighting the Good Fight – without backing down, regardless of the level of evil you may face? Do you believe the First Amendment is a cornerstone of our country – and that it is on the verge of being nullified in a series of final (corporate) steps? If so, Stand Up Now – while your Voices can still be Heard.