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Rush Limbaugh on Net Neutrality
Rush Limbaugh weighed in on Net Neutrality. As to be expected, he’s against it. A kindly listener has uploaded it to Blip for us:
Writing quickly here, I’ve only read a transcript given to me. Sadly I think he gets some points wrong. First, Net Neutrality isn’t yet a content-level fairness doctrine, but it’s true that if the FCC does as expected and deems ISPs no longer to be information services, then nothing will stop them from regulating content on the Internet the same way they regulate content on television. But they’re not trying that yet, because they’re still just getting the camel’s nose under the tent right now.
Basically, Rush is reading what is applied to ISPs as applying to websites. Websites don’t yet have to treat everyone equally under the plan of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, but your ISP does. And Google doesn’t want anyone to be able to charge you more depending on what strain you put on the network, as some perverted left wing notion of fairness, to echo what Rush said yesterday.
But still, I’m heartened that Rush is getting people thinking about Net Neutrality. Too many on the right have bought into the bland-sounding technobabble that Free Press and Google have been putting out, without seeing the neo-Marxism behind it. Traditional Marxists wanted control of the means of production of goods. Neo-Marxists want control over the production of information, because ours is an information-based economy today.