One has to wonder how long it took certain “intellectual” think tanks, likely funded by U.S. taxpayers, to come up with such a “beguiling” slogan. June 18, 2010, a CNSNews.com headline read: FCC Moves to Regulate Internet — Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be ‘Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation’ Staff writer, Matt Cover, states: “This step comes after the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in April rebuked the FCC in its attempt to enforce a controversial regularoty doctrine called Net Neutrality, which would allow the government to prevent private Internet providers from deciding which applications to allow on their networks.”
Leftist slogans have a creeping history. “Political correctness” was soft-knuckle intimidation. The power of persuasion. It crept into common use as innocously as changing a diaper. Some smelled an odor, but most were, “Cool, man!” It became taboo to use the word, “normal.” And all things vulgar and unpatriotic were “mainstream.” Those who disagreed were labeled racist, intolerant or just plain dumb. Good men like James Watt, Alberto Gonzalez, Donald Rumsfield and John Ashcroft received tar and feathers.
The unwillingness of patriotic citizens to stand up to the propaganda emboldened aspiring Bolshies. As the number of consumers of “mainstream media” nosedived, Big Brother had “the answer.” Again. Force taxpayers to pay for the state media! Such illusions are beginning to surface.
Antonia Gramsci, communist planner who set out to destroy the Catholic church, said it would take a long march through Italy’s institutions to take over. He was a favorite of the Bolshies. Now, the iron fist lurks behind “net neutrality.” The persuasion of power. Perhaps their little feet are tired of marching. Schools, media, industry, churches, banks, government . . . so much to destroy.
Al Sharpton recently expressed a desire to ban Rush Limbaugh from radio. Rather than turning to some tax-funded ivory tower, he might discover refreshing honesty in simply calling for Radio Red. (Interesting that Democrats don’t want their states called Red states during elections.)