Sunday, March 01, 2015

'Net Neutrality' my ass

...The most influential of these congregate around the deceptively named Free Press, a liberal lobby co-founded in 2002 by Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor. 
His goals have always been clear. “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies,” he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. “But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” Earlier in 2000, he told the Marxist magazine Monthly Review: “Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.” When I interviewed him in 2010, he admitted he is a socialist and said he was “hesitant to say I’m not a Marxist.”
Anybody who still thinks this is about 'equalizing' the 'net is a fool, or on the enemy side.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

And once they get the media capitalists out, what's to make the net ever improve again? As countless actors since Marlon Brando asked, "what's my motivation?" Without capitalists (a hate-speech word invented by Marx, btw) the Net would be nothing more than two Dixie cups and a piece of string.