The Left‚??s leadership knows their Huge Government ideas are absurd and don‚??t work – but they‚??ll be in charge after the collapse they induce so they‚??re fine with it.
The Left‚??s rank and file actually thinks more government equals better – despite centuries of evidence to the contrary.
Then there‚??s the Tech World – by and large a subset of the Left.¬† These people should certainly know better about government sloth and general incompetence damaging their industry – likely the nation‚??s and the world‚??s fastest moving and best.
But the Tech World has thus far remained steadfastly impervious to facts.¬† Or they – like the Left‚??s leadership – have an agenda all their own.
How else to explain this?
On Wednesday, these Internet companies will protest the federal government not unilaterally power grabbing ‚??enough‚?Ě¬†authority over the Internet.¬† And to demonstrate their upset with this lack of government control – they are mock slowing down their sites.
Get that?¬† To protest the Internet staying exactly the same as it‚??s always been – basically government-free – they will dramatically alter the Internet.
And get this – they are slowing the Web to demand more government Web imposition.¬† Which if they get their wish will inexorably lead to a dramatically slower Web.
What‚??s the government track record on fast?¬† Department of Motor Vehicles, anyone?
Speaking again of Tech – how does the government do with technology?
A slew of management failures led to the site’s disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.
How‚??s it working now?
Shocker – it isn‚??t.
Sadly, it‚??s ‚??C‚?Ě¬†– All of the Above.
How does the FCC itself do on Tech?
So why are these Tech World denizens demanding greater government Internet involvement?¬† Perhaps they do indeed have an agenda of their own.
Like having the government mandate that they not have to pay for the unbelievable amounts of bandwidth they use.¬†¬†Crony Socialism, anyone?
(Companies like)¬†Netflix¬†(are) looking to get Big Govs the world over to impose¬†a whole new, ridiculously expansive definition of Network Neutrality.
‚??Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that¬†‚??net neutrality must be defended and strengthened,‚?? calling out giants like Comcast and Verizon for bad behavior.‚?Ě
Charging Netflix for their exorbitant bandwidth use isn‚??t¬†‚??bad behavior‚?Ě¬†‚??it‚??s basic economics.¬† Imagine the government mandating that gas stations charge the same to fill up Escorts and Escalades.
If Netflix doesn‚??t pay for what it uses, all the rest of us do¬†‚??¬†in the form of higher prices for our Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Why should a grandmother who only emails her grandkids pay substantially more¬†‚??to subsidize Netflix Ned and his twenty-movie-a-day download habit?
So it turns out the Tech World Left is also part of the Crony Socialist ‚??I‚??ve Got Mine‚?Ě¬†Coalition.¬† They‚??ve built their market share – on the backs of others.¬† And they want the government to mandate that their free ride remains free.
While the rest of us pick up their tab.¬† And suffer the ever-slowing, economy-crushing dullness of a government-controlled Internet.
The neck the Tech World Left has grabbed – and wants to hand to the government for wringing – is their Golden Goose.¬† They have to know this, right?