Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Lyin' FCC

There's a lot of buzz about this online this weekend.  In particular, the freedom destroying aspects of it:
Despite opposition by a House of Representatives majority and a bipartisan group of Senators, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday is expected to proceed with plans to impose federal government regulation of the Internet, which would essentially treat broadband networks -- and the companies that invested more than $200 billion in private capital to deploy them -- as utilities.
But this quote needs fisking.
The commission's chairman, Julius Genachowski, and his staff have insisted that imposing federal regulations originally written in the 1930s for the telephone is the only way the Obama Administration can gain the "kind of oversight and control that we need," says an FCC staffer with ties to another Democrat commissioner. "Look at the Gulf oil spill, that's what happens when we let corporations just do their own thing without any accountability. We can't allow that to happen with the Internet. We won't allow it."
Bullshit.   BP and the other companies drilling in the gulf don't do a thing without federal approval.  They don't do so much as wipe their... noses without approval.  The whole operation was approved by the fed.gov Minerals Management Service.

It has been widely reported over and over that BP was granted permission by Louisiana to drill in near shore waters, 500' deep.  It was the Fed.gov that said no and sent them out to 5000 feet.  It was the Fed.gov that told them how to drill the well and approved them every step of the way.

In short, to do this much damage requires the Fed.gov leviathan.  We can be sure they will do as much damage to the internet.

Julius Genachowski is a pawn of Marxist Robert McChesney. (did you ever notice how the really Marxist groups always name themselves misleadingly?  Like McChesney's group Free Press, which is dedicated to the destruction of a free press).   They appointed the total tool Mark Lloyd (who vociferously praised Hugo Chavez) as Chief Diversity Officer.  Doesn't this guy realize Chavez arrests people like him?  Guess not.  He figures he'll do the arresting.  Tyrannies are cool if you get to run the gulag, right Mark? 

What can we do if they take over the internet?  Plenty.  More to follow.

Update:  One of my reciprocal links, Bayou Renaissance Man does a more thorough job taking "Free Press" Apart   Bayou Renaissance Man: Is press freedom on the chopping block?

1 comment:

MikeH. said...

"What can we do if they take over the internet?"

Revert back to smoke signals or tapping out messages on hollow logs, if need be. They will never silence the purveyors of truth.

MikeH.
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