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This Guy Thinks CEOs Should Control the Internet


#1

This Guy Thinks CEOs Should Control the Internet

Candace Clement

Rep. Greg Walden (R–Oregon) does. Also the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden is inviting those execs to testify at a September hearing on “ground rules for the internet.”

That’s like inviting a fox to guard the henhouse. And to make matters worse, Walden didn’t invite anyone else: It’s a CEO-only hearing.


#2

Oligarchy flexes its muscles having noticed that so many among the elites choose not to defend democracy and freedom. Congress offers the carrot and the CEOs turn to each other and say ‘Why not?’


#3

Time for the tech radicals to build the People’s Internet.

This one’s a digital marketing platform.


#4

All the people should have a say about their Internet:


#5

Nothing like putting a bull in charge of a china shop. What’s the matter aren’t their paid for political shills delivering the goodies fast enough? DT’s hand picked boy at the FCC is doing the best he can fighting an uphill battle with those who don’t want the communication cartel to take it away.


#6

You don’t understand. This fox seriously believes he owns the henhouse, or if not, that it is his birthright that someone has usurped. Read the infamous Powell Memo from 1971, and also Duke historian Nancy MacLean’s “Democracy In Chains,” about how a young economist with similar beliefs changed economics and the world, including a serious impetus to the same project that soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell advocated a decade and a half later.


#7

Just a matter of time for Internet 2.0 to spring up the more they try to control the internet the more attractive they make 2.0


#8

To them - we the people don’t exist or have any importance - just the CEOs. Why do people keep electing them?


#9

Powell - an elitist who was a traitor to the people of the United States. No doubt his heritage and identity was supremacist and his legacy lies in people like Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions.


#10

Interesting excerpt from Powell’s Washington Post obituary regarding the vote on his nomination to the supreme court:

Powell was confirmed by an 89 to 1 vote, with only then-Sen. Fred Harris (D-Okla.) dissenting, saying he thought Powell was “an elitist” who lacked compassion for “little people.” Powell was sworn in on Jan. 7, 1972, the first Virginian on the court since before the Civil War.

I think Fred Harris new what he was talking about almost all of the time and it goes to show that the Senate has always been kind of an elitist club.