Just like the Left wants to institute Hate Speech Laws, it also wants to control free speech on the Internet. The only media that the Left does not control are talk radio and the Internet. They tried the Fairness Doctrine on talk radio and now they want to do the same to the Internet. Net Neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine as applied to the Internet.
They hate them for a host of reasons, and they think the end of net neutrality means that evil internet service providers are going to start throttling their speeds, denying them service, slowing them down in favor of rich customers who will pay more. Let me give you a hint: That’s the way the market operates in virtually every aspect.
And they love this FedEx example. “Well, you know, Amazon, FedEx all packages are treated the same.” (chuckling) No, they’re not. You can order a package delivered in a week. You can have it ordered by 8:30 the next day. You can order, if you want to pay for it, a faster delivery speed. The internet is no different.
Because it would have been the government denying access to certain websites based on, “They’ve got enough traffic as it is. They don’t need anymore.” They would have been directing traffic. They would have been determining who gets what, where. That’s what they wanted control of it for! They’re liberals! They’re not interested in openness, neutrality, fairness. They are interested in control.
Do you ever stop to think — because net neutrality, folks, is an entire fraud. It’s as fraudulent and hoax oriented as climate change. You do everything you can to prove it to people, and when you run out of proof, you simply say, “Okay, look, what’s the difference in climate change and net neutrality?” To these people, not a thing. It means one thing. It means the government controlling and regulating as much as it can get its hands on.
These lamebrains talking about net neutrality being the end of the internet do not know what they’re talking about. Net neutrality, the Obama rules, are only two years old. But it doesn’t matter. You ever stop to consider how much fraud we are hit with each day that is presented as news, that is presented as news hidden in entertainment, presented as information and cumulatively how negative it all is?
I watched… I read these little tech blogs, and my heart goes out to these young kids. They’re so wrong. They are so desperately wrong. They have been ginned up to hate everybody that provides them internet service. They hate them for a host of reasons, and they think the end of net neutrality means that evil internet service providers are going to start throttling their speeds, denying them service, slowing them down in favor of rich customers who will pay more. Let me give you a hint: That’s the way the market operates in virtually every aspect.
And they love this FedEx example. “Well, you know, Amazon, FedEx all packages are treated the same.” (chuckling) No, they’re not. You can order a package delivered in a week. You can have it ordered by 8:30 the next day. You can order, if you want to pay for it, a faster delivery speed. The internet is no different. But while these guys are worrying… “Throttling” is when the company slows down your connection speed, and they do it to save data. But these guys think they’re doing it to cheat them. The thing is, that’s been happening the past two years under the rules of net neutrality!
You know, I encounter every day in preparing this program mountains of ignorance coupled with stupidity in some cases, and it’s just frustrating to me, the ill-education and the maleducation that is the happening here. And no matter what the issue the left pushes, it is all about denying the population of our country expanded liberty and freedom in place of the government regulating more and more behavior of people, wherever they are, including on the internet. And then these young people glom right onto it and think it’s the greatest thing in the world and if it doesn’t happen, they’re going to lose their internet.
This is what they’ve been told, and they believe it. And of course, for the first 15/20 years of the internet when there was no net neutrality is when it expanded and grew to be this great resource that it is. All of this is in utter defiance of common sense. So I get out of bed and I see that the late-night comedian, Jimmy Kimmel — who has now become the nation’s expert in health care for children — and now that idiot Colbert and probably that idiot, John Oliver, at HBO.
All of them now. Climate change is no different than net neutrality. And then yesterday, don’t forget a brain — a one-of-a-kind brain, an intelligence so rare we never encounter it — Sandra Fluke worried to death that net neutrality, eliminating net neutrality would all of a sudden make it impossible for women to get abortions. Do you know why? Because net neutrality would lead to the elimination of how-to-get-an-abortion instructions on the internet.
A bunch of right-wingers are gonna come along and simply erase and clog up the Planned Parenthood site or whatever, and women who want to get abortions would not, starting today, be able to find out where to go or how to do it. What utter stupidity. It’s the kind of stupidity that makes me fear for the country, and it makes me so grateful at the same time to have people like you in my audience. I cannot tell you how appreciative I am.
And it just ought to tell you something, that when a guy goes from supporting Obamacare to supporting climate change to supporting net neutrality, it ought to tell you the issues don’t matter. There’s one thing that glues all of these things together. And it is the growth of government. It is the idea that nobody can live their life the proper way without government telling them what they can and can’t do.
And of course the people in the government regulating this couldn’t do this on their own. There’s nobody in government who could have created the internet. There’s nobody in the government who could have written software for the internet. There’s not a person in the government, in the bureaucracy who could do anything contributory to the American health care system.
But it’s amazing how all these nonexperienced, nonprofessional politicians who’ve never had real life experience become the experts in people’s mind, and the people who actually build these businesses become the enemy. And the Democrats have parlayed that into an overall hatred of corporations, a hated of the private sector of the economy and a love and devotion that the only element out there making it fair and making it possible to live without being harmed is the United States government, and particularly liberal Democrats in the United States government.
And just because somebody’s website has more traffic than yours doesn’t mean we need the government regulating all of it so that your website’s treated more fairly. This is all such a crock! So if you had no problem with the internet from, say, 1995 up ’til 2015, then you ought to have no fear. The problem with the last two years of net neutrality is that they didn’t really get going. I mean, it was… Folks, they were gonna have to do this slow. If they would have overnight implemented their intentions, there would have been massive outrage.
Because it would have been the government denying access to certain websites based on, “They’ve got enough traffic as it is. They don’t need any more.” They would have been directing traffic. They would have been determining who gets what, where. That’s what they wanted control of it for! They’re liberals! They’re not interested in openness, neutrality, fairness. They are interested in control. Jimmy Kimmel will never understand this. I don’t care… We can have the smartest professors in the world lecturing him for a year and he wouldn’t get it because his mind isn’t open enough, nor any of the rest of these clowns.
Since everybody loves Netflix, let me use an example. Let’s say… I don’t know. Let’s say Comcast. Comcast provides mobile service, wireless internet and Wi-Fi for your home. Let’s say that Comcast began a promotion to offer free Netflix streaming. Obama’s net neutrality would not permit it. Unfair! Non-Comcast customers couldn’t access it; therefore it wouldn’t be permitted. There’s your net neutrality.
But if Comcast wants to make the deal with Netflix and if they want to offer that as an introductory thing — no Netflix subscription ever, for three months or what have you — the Obama administration would have shut that down and stopped all kinds of competitive pricing. It would have been a disaster. Look, all you have to look at is who is promoting this. It’s the same climate change crowd. It’s the same Obamacare crowd. What it is should not even be a factor. Who’s promoting it should be all you need to know to oppose it.