‘America Is Awful’: The Left Wants More Government - Because It’s What’s Worst for US
The Transformation Is Well Underway
The average American understandably thinks political and policy debates are conducted - in the interest of America’s best interest.
“Surely everyone involved in government wants what’s best for the country. They just disagree on what policies will get us there.”
Most unfortunately, this isn’t the case - for the Left.
Leftists - do not like America very much. At all. So they seek to tear it down and destroy it - in the name of “fixing” it. We must burn down the village - in order to save it.
The Left’s last president, Barack Obama, spent two decades attending the services of Reverand Jeremiah Wright. Obama referred to Wright as his “spiritual advisor” and “mentor.” Obama had Wright marry him and Michelle. Obama had Wright baptize his two daughters. Obama’s second autobiography’s title - The Audacity of Hope - is taken from a Wright sermon.
Wright? Not a fan of America.
In reference to the terrorist attacks on US on September 11th, 2001, Wright “preached”:
Again, Obama was intrinsically involved with Wright - for more than twenty years. It’s not a titanic leap to think Obama thinks similarly about America.
Why else would Obama want to “break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution?” You know, that document he swore to “preserve, protect and defend” when he took his oaths of office.
Why else would Obama want to “fundamentally transform” America?
Is Obama an outlier. Not even a little bit.
Beto O’Rourke is currently unemployed - and (barely) a Democrat presidential candidate. Beto - not a fan of America.
Vermont Senator and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders - is at least slightly honest. He cops to his Socialism. He and his wife honeymooned in the Soviet Union. Bernie - not a fan of America.
Leftists aplenty loathe America.
You don’t have to run for President to hate America.
Leftists everywhere - enthusiastically burn the US flag. While waving some highly problematic flags from other nations and movements.
Here’s Antifa precursor Occupy Wall Street - burning a US flag.
Here are anti-Republican protestors - burning a US flag.
Leftists burn the US flag in protest - and sometimes in celebration.
This Leftist anti-America insanity - goes back decades and decades.
So when the Left insists on policy prescriptions for the US - one is more than reasonable to be dubious of their intentions.
Because: Why would any assemblage of people so opposed to the US - promote policies that would better the US?
One would very reasonably think the Left’s policy prescriptions - would in fact do damage to a country they do not very much like.
To wit: Obamacare. Massive new government impositions - so as to make matters worse. Which will then “justify” even more government impositions - which will make matters even worse. Lather, rinse, repeat….
Obamacare killed health insurance for millions of Americans. Obamacare, on average, doubled insurance premiums. Obamacare, on average, tripled insurance deductibles.
Obamacare was an unmitigated disaster for America.
So of course Leftists defend it to the death. And, in fact, look to EXPAND it.
The Left’s rabid promotion of awful policy - is everywhere.
To wit: Network Neutrality. Which is Obamacare for the Internet. Massive new government impositions - so as to make matters worse. Which will then “justify” even more government impositions - which will make matters even worse. Lather, rinse, repeat….
Thankfully, we weren’t subjected to the awfulness of Net Neutrality for nearly as long as we were subjected to the awfulness of Obamacare.
(After almost a decade in place, Obamacare was mostly gutted when in 2019 the mandate to purchase a policy went away.)
Net Neutrality - and its crippling imposition of antiquated regulations - was only in place for about a year.
There was of course some damage done. Investment in the Internet’s infrastructure was down precipitously during Net Neutrality. As is nigh always the case in any private sector - when government massively imposes additional regulations.
But the Trump Administration un-imposed Net Neutrality - and things reverted to the quarter-century status quo of Net Neutrality-free Internet uber-success.
The parade of horribles Leftists promised without Net Neutrality - never, ever happened in twenty-plus years of the Net Neutrality-free Internet.
And the parade of horribles Leftists promised with Net Neutrality’s un-imposition - never, ever happened once it rightly, righteously went away.
Net Neutrality is a solution - running around desperately in search of a problem.
Net Neutrality is breasts on a bull. It is sneakers for snakes. It is totally and completely unnecessary.
Every alleged problem about which the Left shrieks that Net Neutrality would allegedly solve - is self-solved by the free market.
To wit: Leftists claim that without Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will block you from places on the Web.
Except no ISP is going to block you - because they want you to keep hiring them to connect you to the Internet. Because duh.
Since Net Neutrality’s repeal - the Left has been obsessed. Just this past week:
“Verizon's long history on this front is fairly indisputable, and the company has never been held seriously accountable for any of it.”
Actually, Verizon is held accountable each and every day - by 250+ million US customers and prospective customers. How’s Verizon doing with them?:
“Verizon is the largest cell phone carrier in the U.S.”
It would appear Verizon’s customers - do not care about Net Neutrality. In fact:
The only people that care at all about Net Neutrality - are Leftists.
The Left is STILL obsessed. Leftist college professors JUST released a “study” on it. And the Leftist media - are VERY worked up about it.
What do these very many agitated Leftists not tell you?
Net Neutrality used to allow ISPs to engage in “reasonable network management.”
Meaning ISPs need to manage the traffic on their networks - so as to maintain maximum speed and quality for the maximum number of users. Which is eminently reasonable.
Leftists have effectively ended the “reasonable network management” exemption - because they’re radical and crazy.
What else do these very many agitated Leftists not tell you?
NOTHING consumes Internet bandwidth like video. Netflix and YouTube - consume half of America’s bandwidth. So quite obviously - some reasonable network management is required.
These many articles point out that ISPs do nothing to Amazon Prime Video’s streaming service. Why? Because Amazon Prime Video’s streaming service isn’t nearly the massive imposition on the US network that Netflix and YouTube are. Because duh.
The Internet has become a free speech-free market Xanadu - completely from any Net Neutrality regulations.
So…why the Leftist rabid, rigid insistence we be subjected to it? Because the Internet has become a free speech-free market Xanadu without it.
Meet avowed Marxist, Media Marxist godfather and virulent Net Neutrality proponent Robert McChesney.
McChesney is the co-founder of the Left’s leading group on all things Internet and media - the uber-ironically mis-named Free Press.
Like any Leftist, McChesney is…not a huge fan of the US:
Like any Leftist, McChesney is…not a huge fan of the US’ capitalist economic system:
McChesney sees his Internet and media revolution - as a fundamental part of his Socialist revolution:
And McChesney sees Net Neutrality - as a fundamental part of his Internet and media revolution.
“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.”
Leftist McChesney wants Net Neutrality - precisely because he wants to destroy the US.
And Leftist McChesney knows Net Neutrality - is a fundamental component of destroying the US.
Net Neutrality is designed to destroy the US.
Just as every Leftist policy is designed to destroy the US.
You don’t have to take my word for it.
This first appeared in Red State.