Monday, October 19, 2009

All about Net Neutrulity and Robert McChesney

Glenn Beck is discussing net neutrality today on his Fox News Show. This will give you some background information on all the Obama players.

Glenn Beck has talked about Mark Lloyd, the FTC, the FCC,and Internet regulations. My interest peaked, when Beck spoke about prolific Marxist media theorist, Robert McChesney. McChesney is the founder of Free Press and former editor of the 'Monthly Review', one of the most important Marxist publications in the world. Beck paraphased the article McChesney wrote in February's "Monthly Review", where he said,

"Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to neccessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself. Also, there is no real answer, but to remove brick by brick, the capitalism system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist priniciples."

In an interview in 'The Bullet" McChesney says:

Instead of waiting for the revolution to happen, we learned that unless you make significant changes in the media, it will be vastly more difficult to have a revolution...any successful left project needs to integrate (the media) into its strategic program.

In his 1999 book, Rich Media, Poor Media, he says that "Media reform cannot win without widespread support and such support needs to be organized as part of board anti-corporate, pro-democracy movement."

According to Adam Thierer "McChesney argues, by us giving up this "sort of religous attachment to the idea of a 'free press' from which we suffer."

So, McChesney is a another far-left radical who hates capitalism. So, he wants to transform democracy by reforming media by imposing regulations and redefining the government's role in media ownership. Is it any surprise that Free Press worked with Obama Administration to develop tech policies? Free Press's Policy Director, Ben Scott, has had three meetings with the FCC's Chairman, Julius Genachowski to work on new Internet regulations known as 'net neutrality'.


Net neutrality is the idea that the government should mandate that ISPs should act as dumb pipes that transmit data across the net without regards to what is in the data packets. Advocates say the rules are necessary to ISP's from stifling innovation. The other side argue that consumer pressure will keep the net open and the rules will stifle attempts at innovation, such as finding ways to prioritize video calls over less urgent traffic such as photo uploads.

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman and Obama's law school classmate, promised on September 21, 2009 to back 'net neutrality'. He went further than expanding rules that prohibit ISPs from filtering or blocking net traffic, he proposed that they cover all broadband connections, including data connections for smart phones.


The Free Press co-authored "The Structural Imbalance of Talk Radio." That's the book that Mark Lloyd, Obama's Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer at the FCC, argued for the government to stop conservative talk radio by forcing commercial owners who fail to abide by their rules to pay a fee that would subsidize public broadcasting. Lloyd agrees that social change (Marxism) can be established by 'democratic' ownership of the news media. He contends the 'ability of a government to facilitate political communication among its citizens determines the success of the democratic experiment.' The bottom line, he wants the government, not corporations or private individuals, to own and control the media.

Media Research Center President and NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell, reported on FTC's news industry workshop in December 2009, which could lead to recommendations for legislation to regulate print, television and online media on everything from changes in anti-trust copyright laws to media tax breaks. Proposals include direct government funding of media outlets. Obama's administration is working with the FCC to take ownership of media away from the corporations and put it under government control. They are working with FTC to change regulations so that the government can hold ownership positions in news media companies.

This is the antithesis of freedom of speech and a free society. They believe that government control of the media paramount to Marxist America.


Barack Obama and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) want to make this nightmare a reality. Rockefeller recently introduced S. 773, "The Cyber security Act of 2009." Initial cosponsors include Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME)-RINO.

Barack Obama is seeking sweeping new powers to "shut down" all private internet in the event of a "cyber security emergency" — a vague term that the President can define at his discretion. This S. 773 bill gives Barack Obama just what he wants. That's why this expansive new power grab should really be called "The Internet Takeover Bill."

As you know, the Internet has developed into an independent sphere where 1st Amendment Rights can still be (fairly) freely exercised. It's also become an important outlet for liberty-minded speech, cutting around the Obama-worship and corporate censorship of the mainstream media.

We've already seen the Obama Administration's reaction to any online speech they deem "fishy." In July, the Administration called upon Americans to report their friends' and neighbors' emails to help Barack Obama silence the "disinformation" about the Obamacare bills in Congress. If the Internet Takeover Bill passes, Barack Obama can silence his dissenters directly — by ordering a shutdown of all Americans' access to the Internet. Obama can order all non-government U.S. networks to shut down access to the Internet.

Even outside of periods of White House-declared "emergency," this bill mandates that private-sector networks only be managed by government-licensed "cyber security professionals." If you think dealing with your office IT department is bad now, just wait until they're federally-licensed bureaucrats.

Legislation like this, built on the same statist principles as the Patriot Act, has to sneak through Congress quietly. Can you imagine how easily those in power could fabricate an "emergency" on a big money bomb day for a strong liberty candidate threatening the establishment? Or how about message boards vital to planning and freedom rallies and protests of socialized medicine? With "right-wing extremists" freely and visibly exercising their 2nd Amendment rights at such events, no doubt the White House could declare an "emergency" and shut down all online planning.

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