Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Marxists Who Now Control of the Internet

Comrades for Net Neutrality

"Today’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body."
It's not surprising that Soros has bought the internet; he has been trying to buy elections in the US for decades (ignored completely by the media of course). While the Left hammers and bleats about the Koch Brothers, the leftist billionaires like Steyer and Soros buy politics and politicians with immunity.
"But such voices have been drowned out by left-wing activists who want to manage the Internet to achieve their political objectives. The most influential of these congregate around the deceptively named Free Press, a liberal lobby co-founded in 2002 by Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor. His goals have always been clear.
“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies,” he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. “But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”
Earlier in 2000, he told the Marxist magazine Monthly Review:
“Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.”
When I interviewed him in 2010, he admitted he is a socialist and said he was
“hesitant to say I’m not a Marxist.”
In essence, what McChesney and his followers want is an Unfree Press — a media world that promotes their values.
“To cast things in neo-Marxist terms that they could appreciate, they want to take control of the information means of production,”
says Adam Therier of the blog TechLiberation.


Rikalonius said...

It makes me physically ill, and I've fought the battle with my family members who are 'useful idiots' and who actually believe big benevolent brother government is going to make the internet more accessible. They look at me as if I were an extraterrestrial when I try to explain it is just the opposite, but they have been fed a diet of leftism their whole lives.

Robert Coble said...

Government will make the Internet more "accessible" in the same way that it has made health insurance (NOT health care) more "affordable - and therefore more "accessible."

If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance.

If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.