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One Year Later, The Left’s Net Neutrality Lies Look Even Dumber

December 18, 2018

For those who don’t pay particularly close attention to politics – those on the Left lie. A LOT.

For those who don’t pay particularly close attention to politics – those on the Left lie.  A LOT.

They lie about Donald Trump-Russia collusion.  They lie about their Russia collusion.  They lie about green energy being green and energy – it’s neither.  They lie about government-run health insurance.  They lie about government-run medicine.  They lie about tax cuts.  They lie about tax increases.

We could cite examples of Leftists lying…until the crack of Doom.

You want yet another panoply of spectacularly ridiculous Leftist lying?  Behold – the Internet.

Thanks to government a quarter century ago wisely deciding to leave the Internet largely alone – the Internet has become a free speech-free market Xanadu.  Nothing in the history of humanity has grown bigger, better, stronger, faster.  It went in two decades from “What’s that?” – to 1/6th of our entire economy.

To the Left, the great idea to have government leave the Internet alone – was the Original Sin.  And they’ve been trying ever since to bury government’s hooks into the Internet – so that they can then reel it in.

The Internet is now a REALLY big fish – so it requires a cadre of REALLY big Leftist lies.

The Left’s ultimate objective is to eradicate the private sector Internet – and replace it with a government-run Internet.  So they lie like crazy about the private sector Internet.

To engender support for government’s regulatory assaults upon the Internet – they lie about our amazing, nigh-universal, super-fast private sector access to it.

The US Problem with the Internet Isn’t Access – It’s Leftists’ Lies About It

And they lie about the companies who connect us to the Internet.  These are the Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  The companies that have invested more than $1 trillion devising and designing, building and improving our connections to the Web.

We have gone from 28K dial-up – to more than 1GB mainline speed.  And ever-climbing.  These ever-improving improvements are almost inconceivably amazing.

But ISPs have done all this Internet-improving – despite government, not because of government.  Rendering Leftists’ government-Internet-championing – stupider by the day.

So the Left came up with a HUGE lie to counteract Reality.  Behold: Net Neutrality.

Net Neutrality is an all-encompassing government power grab of the Internet:

“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

Leftists tell their ridiculous Net Neutrality lie – Joseph Goebbels-style:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

America’s ridiculously Leftist media dutifully does its Goebbels-part – to shield us from the truth.

The Barack Obama Administration in 2015 unilaterally imposed Net Neutrality.  And a year ago last week – the Donald Trump Administration rolled back the Net Neutrality grab.

And the Leftist media – went to their lying ramparts.

Donald Trump Plans Total Repeal of Net Neutrality Law that Keeps the Internet Free

The FCC Is Trying To Destroy The Internet

Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open Internet

Under Trump, Dark Days Ahead for Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Face New Attack

The Grim Future of the Open Internet Under Trump

Will Donald Trump Dismantle the Internet as We Know It?

This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

Trump’s FCC Is About to Destroy Net Neutrality

If Portugal is a Net Neutrality Nightmare, We’re Already Living in It

If Trump’s FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Elites Will Rule the Internet—and the Future

How Trump Plans To Slow Our Internet To A Crawl

Get Set: Your Internet Bill is about to Soar, Thanks to Trump’s FCC

Gutting Net Neutrality Is the Trump Administration’s Most Brutal Blow to Democracy Yet

Under Trump the Future of Net Neutrality and Broadband is Uncertain

We could cite examples of Leftists lying…until the crack of Doom.  But you by now get the point.

What the Trump Administration actually did – was restore the exact same government-regulatory scenario – that existed for the Internet’s first quarter century.  During which the Internet – became a free speech-free market Xanadu.

We’re a year removed from the Trump Net Neutrality rollback, and…NONE of the Left’s lies have come true.  Mostly because they are all Leftist lies.

It reminds of former conservative President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1928).  Who thought the country did best – when government left it alone.  He said “The chief business of America – is business.”

Coolidge was so hands-off – he as President every afternoon changed into pajamas and took a nap.  Which riled, shocked and angered the media (noticing a pattern here?).  The media was incredibly worried about how the country could possibly function with a daily-slumbering Chief Executive.

After one nap, an aide awakened Coolidge – who smiled up at him and asked “Is the country still here?”

The country was still there.  It still is.  A year after the Trump Net Neutrality rollback – the Internet is still here.  In fact – it’s demonstrably better.

Liberals Said the Death of Net Neutrality Would Kill the Internet. But Here’s the Truth One Year Later

The Internet Lives

(Trump FCC Chairman) Ajit Pai Didn’t Break the Internet

U.S. Internet Speeds Rose Nearly 40 Percent This Year

But the Left…is the Left.  And they won’t give up the Net Neutrality lies.  Reality and all facts to the contrary notwithstanding.

Net Neutrality Is Back on Center Stage

Why We Need Net Neutrality

A Year Without Net Neutrality: No Big Changes (Yet)

Slower Internet and Higher Prices after Net Neutrality Repeal? Not Yet

One Year After the Net Neutrality Repeal: the FCC Has Abdicated Its Role Protecting Consumers and Competition

The Future of American Broadband Is a Comcast Monopoly

One Year Later, Net Neutrality is Needed More than Ever

The Net Neutrality Fight Isn’t Over. Here’s What You Need to Know

Net Neutrality Died Last Year. But the Fight’s Just Begun

A Year after Net Neutrality’s Repeal, the Fight Continues

One Year Later, Net Neutrality Fight Enters New Phase

One Year After Net Neutrality Repeal, America’s Democrats Warn ‘The Fight Continues’

One Year on after US Repealed Net Neutrality, Policymakers Reflect Soberly on the Future

We could cite examples of Leftists lying…until the crack of Doom.  But you by now get the point.

NONE of these VERY many bogus headlines and accompanying bogus stories – have anything whatsoever to do with Reality or the very many facts actually at hand.

It’s simply yet another avalanche of the Goebbels Left – picking up where they had previously, lyingly left off.

To do damage control – covering up their previous lies.

And to project forward the lies they need to continue to tell.

This is the Left channeling Groucho Marx:

“Who are you going to trust, me or your lying eyes?”

To quote Tom the Cat – of “Tom and Jerry” fame:

Don’t you believe it.

 

[Originally posted at RedState]

Author
Seton Motley is the president of Less Government, a DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the power of government and protecting the First Amendment from governmental assault.
smotley@lessgovernment.org @SetonMotley