The Ultimate Power Grab

on Friday, June 18, 2010

In the last 2 years the government (who has YET to successfully manage any endeavor of its own) has taken over virtually every business enterprise in the United States. First it was the banking industry. Then mortgages. Then insurance companies. Then the auto companies. Then the health care industry. And right now they are in the process of attempting to take over the energy industry.

...so what's next on their plate? The internet:

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to take another step toward reclassifying the way it regulates Internet service providers, releasing a plan for public comment that would give the federal agency vast new powers over companies that distribute Web access...

The FCC currently classifies Internet service providers — namely AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — as information services, leaving them largely exempt from regulation. The vote today is the first step toward re-classifying the companies to a new and more restrictive category within the FCC code.
They've hinted at doing this since Obama took office, but knew that the Supreme Court would overrule any such legislation.

Obama's solution to that pesky obstacle called the Supreme Court? Just go around them. By declaring the internet as a public utility, the FCC would then already have the authority to regulate the internet - the last headquarters of free speech left on earth.

Look at the list of business sectors listed in the first paragraph... notice something they all have in common? They are all industries that were either a) failing, or b) experiencing some major problems. But what's wrong with the internet? Nothing. There's no fire. Broadband access has increased exponentially over the last 10 years, consumers have a wide variety of providers at all levels of pricing, and the internet's wide-open access allows for competition without the pre-emption of other competitors (i.e. one website doesn’t preclude another from operating).

So why in the world does the government want to control the internet? It's simple: They want to control the message you are receiving. China does the very same thing when controversial or politically unpopular events occur. When such events arise, they just use their kill switch to shut the entire internet down so that their citizens can't get information.

Obama and his Mao-loving cronies hate the new media (the internet, conservative talk-radio, and FoxNews). He has singled-out and verbally slandered people like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity, while saying nothing about the likes of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow (on the contrary - he continuously invites them to private meetings and dinners at his home). The government told people not to visit the Drudge Report website on the totally bogus grounds that there was a virus on the site (there wasn't). He actually declared war on FoxNews and even hired (with your tax dollars) Anita Dunn to sit in her office and listen to talk-radio all day in order to combat it (until she was forced out of the White House for saying her favorite political philosopher was uber-communist Chairman Mao - a man who killed 5x more people than Hitler). And just a few weeks ago he told people on the right to read Huffingtonpost, but notice he never asked leftists to read Drudge, Michelle Malkin, Ace, or HotAir.

But none of these methods have worked. So Obama is going all in with every chip he has left on the table. If he can't persuade people to stop reading the conservative perspective, he'll just force them to stop reading it instead.

I used to think that Obama was just an inexperienced leftist who was making dumb decisions based on his naïveté. But now I know that this is all calculated.

Upon hearing about this news yesterday, a colleague remarked that Obama is just like Jimmy Carter. But I disagree: Jimmy Carter was stupid, but Obama is evil - there's a big difference.

As far back as the 1960s Ezra Taft Benson, who was serving as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower, recalled an experience he had with communist leader Nikita Khrushchev who remarked that his (Benson's) American grandchildren would one day live under communism. When Secretary Benson challenged him, Khrushchev replied, "You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright. But we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you finally wake up and find you already have communism."

Taking over the internet; this is how freedom dies.

Obama: Nikita Khrushchev's hero...

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