Beck says Net Neutrality would destroy the free market
Yes, there are some people who take the showman seriously - more fool them?
Personally I think so - but is it just a matter that Beck plays on ignorance? That wouldn't seem to be the case with those who currently comment about him and are, at least at face value, quite coherent people.
Glenn Beck unveiled his master conspiracy theory yesterday on his Fix News show, essentially claiming the Obama Administration is conspiring to control the media and bring everyone under government control. A key to this, he claimed, was its advocacy of Net Neutrality -- since, as we've already observed, Beck prefers corporate control of your content to government regulations preventing such control.
He displayed just how well he understands these Intertoobs things, too:
Beck: Anyway, you may remember, FreePress is the group pushing for Net Neutrality, which would take the Internet out of the private hands of private business and into the hands of the government. It would create a level playing field. It would help diversity. It would destroy the free market that created the Internet.
SO we do have to ask why these people would believe him over their own government - especially when it comes to such things as net neutrality. Though that term in itself seems to be at odds with itself.
Those of us who follow the geekfest that is the internet and are one inch away from always scratching our heads when some dunce comes on the screen to say what is, in effect, quite the opposite of what is actual fact - the waters get much more murky when the disciples o'Beck spread the news - or rumours as it used to be known, gossip even - and then get all twisted that the government is going to rope us all into gulags.
We have seen from the days that Obama decided to run - after all a black man couldn't be president :Lo, that thee be black we, the masses are not ready, or able to see thee in the House White'.
It is the misconception and outright lies that gets me every time. I am educated enough to use Go-Ogle - it isn't that difficult to hit the keys and get a few answers - yet some, still, rely on people like Beck to bring them forth from the dark-side.
I am sure people have written books about it - I seem to remember 1984 as a classic.
Yet with net neutrality it isn't about the government taking control - it is about government saying that corporations cannot simply, through the use of their ISPs, dictating what you can see on the internet - via regulation that this happens.
OF COURSE corporations don't want government to do that - imagine all that ad space that could be generated if you could only see one particular piece of content at the expense of any other. Though this may seem logical to Beck viewers, it isn't logical in any other sense.
But, we must add to that - the infamous healthcare debate - that, too, has shown that the tea-partyists are out in force making sure that they cannot have healthcare and that those who are supposed to provide it give them nothing in return of their hard-earned dollar.
The same will and can be said for net neutrality.
Maybe there is a new insert into the Urban myth dictionary/Urban dictionary: Beckism. That those of logical mind and are reverent thinkers normally have a Beckism once the word government is used in any paragraph, sentence or speech.
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