Monday, November 10, 2014

Ted Cruz says net neutrality is "Obamacare for the internet"

From Vox courtesy of facebook:

Today's announcement that the White House now supports reclassification of ISPs has huge implications for net neutrality, but is obviously the beginning rather than the end of an intense political fight. Companies like Verizon, Comcast, and other owners of internet infrastructure really don't want this to happen and they'll have no trouble finding allies.

More here.

Here's how far gone the Republican Party has become.

The whole concept of net neutrality has absolutely nothing to do with being for or against business--well, actually net neutrality is totally pro-business, but that's another story. Instead, the net neutrality fight is about big business versus everybody else, ginormous telecom media giants who have been coddled by the federal government for decades trying to tell all other companies how they're going to do business on the internet.

That's what net neutrality is about. It is not in any way about the government impeding business; far from it, it is ENTIRELY about the government preventing monopolies from extorting billions of dollars from ALL OTHER BUSINESSES. So it's just fucking crazy to oppose it, whether you're on the left or the right.

Of course, Ted Cruz and his ilk are all fucking crazy, so this is no surprise. This is also as clear a signal as ever that the GOP is no longer concerned with promoting American business. Now they just serve the highest bidder, which, at the moment, happens to be the ginormous media telecom giants.

We live in sick and disgusting times.