Net Neutrality has a lot in common with Citizen’s United. Both have to do with equality of citizens’ rights. We were not paying attention to our monopoly laws that were on the books to protect our rights, and the corporations took over all the media except the net and they took over our citizens’ voting right to one vote for one person (and they evidently took over the supreme court that claims corporations are individual voting persons). Now they are trying for control of the internet on the basis of money, which is more or less along the same lines.   My blog, for example, will not be treated equally with the advertisements of those same corporations.

I suggest if we lose our right to speak out on the internet we might as well pack it up and stop pretending that we care about the principles on which this country was founded. I follow the issues that I believe are most important to the futures of our children. Not everything that’s wrong, but the three or four or five issues without which we cannot grow a decent future for the children.   If we make it past those major issues, I trust that everyone else will be working on the other problems that are also important. But of course if there is no future – NOBODY can work on the “lesser” issues.

Net neutrality is in the top three, about third on my list. If you want to hear the President’s statement on that issue got to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmZ_WLqSw2Y#t=3992 and start listening at 1 hour 6 minutes when a blond woman asks a question about equal access. He sounds political of course, but he does have an opinion, which is refreshing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: