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.
Al Franken Slams Supreme Court: “This could lead to the creation of a high-speed lane for wealthy corporations and transform the Internet from an open playing field into yet another place where powerful economic elites have a bigger megaphone than the rest of us. Some of the same people who were instrumental in the Federalist Society’s effort to change our legal system are now working to help corporations increase their control over the flow of information. If you control the flow of information, you can control the conversation. . . . If you can control the conversation, you can change this country.” (Think “Waterboarding in the Media” and “Torture Is. . . .”)
The Fate of the Internet — Decided in a Back Room: “This is what a failed democracy looks like: After years of avid public support for Net Neutrality – involving millions of people from across the political spectrum – the federal regulator quietly huddles with industry lobbyists to eliminate basic protections and serve Wall Street’s bottom line.”
Yet, Obama to Expand Broadband Internet Across U.S. (??)
Interesting timing, considering what is happening behind closed doors at the FCC. And, if Net Neutrality is quashed, expanded broadband will be essentially meaningless (unless you are a controlling interest corporation). (Remind anyone of the Mandate/Public Option setup/sellout?)
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