With systems emerging right now like Ethereum. We can begin to consider methods for both voting and for direct participatory democracy.
The UK vote for BREXIT indicates that the electorate is beginning to wake up to political elites dominating and profiting from being in and maintaining personal power.
The possibilities for a new type of Digital Democracy are coming.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH MUCH MORE, soonish.
First past the post may have been fair in the past when people were more trusting of leaders and government. These days we have smartened up. Its becoming fully obvious that the election statistics for representation does not fit the population statistics. Does not serve those that voted in millions for minor parties.
May’s general election confounded the opinion pollsters; who predicted a result to close to call. But we got the conservatives, with their big budget advertising spend, nasty tactics and mainstream media bias (newspapers).
The party with the most influential friends in high places and with the most advertising spend wins, so we might as well look at the parties bank account and award the election to the highest.
Only the SNP in Scotland, who dislodge almost entirely the lack lustre Labour party, showed that upheavals can happen in politics. In effect the SNP are as a result the real opposition in the UK and they are so disgusted with Tory rule that they want to leave the United Kingdom.
Tory’s = rule: but they and their funders and supporters are in fact the few: those who also happen to be the richest and the most influential who want ever more centralisation. So its back to serfdom for the majority. The none voting ‘silent majority’ that didn’t vote, those in their millions that did, but for minor parties; these voices, these opinions are silenced. STATS of the Election.
The deal is that we have to let them get on with their ways and means and directions, until five years have past for another majority voting option.
With an ever increasing majority who are waking up to the deeds of political leaders and the directions they take or are leaned upon to take, the corruption almost everywhere and no one gets blamed, the sex scandals, the banking scandals; these are all contributing to a critical mass of disturbed and powerless, eyes wide opened citizens.
Our leaders let all of this happen.
So we need to act continuously to counter such lopsided leadership.
We need a constant democracy watch. Not every five years – we need democracy every day… constant public opinion referenda by very secure digital means. We need a push for open and direct and continuous democracy, localisation of power, not top down centralised control.
We no longer live in the old days and we don’t need the old ways; we need change and the change ought to reflect the age we live in.
We have constant instant collective access using the internet to do almost anything. We use these technologies for instant interactions. Many old ways of doing things have been surpassed using modern technology.
These methods can and should now be focussed upon democratic and political operations, giving communities and individuals constant access for overseeing government.
We need proportional representation.
We need digital elections and continuous digital (over the internet) referenda and opinion guidance for government steerage. And we don’t need American Diebold machines to do it!
My own experience in Digital Elections >
CommonDecency is not a political party its a movement for change. Its motivation and aims are admirable. They suggest focusing in on choosing a good candidate whatever the party, unlike the none voting stance of Russell Brand‘s movement, which in many cases Common Decency is in line with. The initiative was started by Brian May; the astronomer and Queen lead guitarist, and all power to his elbow for doing this.
But here comes the big BUT.
BAD GOVERNMENT is certainly what we have and it will continue whilst those that are governed are themselves; selfish, indifferent and uninformed. This will remain so as long as the people remain blind to the fact that they get what they themselves give. Things will only change when a majority of the people refuse to continue to countenance the party and politician who ‘appeals to them’ for what they know to be wrong, even when such promises made appears to be to their own personal advantage. If it injures others in any way: it is wrong.
Politicians often offer the promise of bribes; the tax cuts, the favouring of segments of the community over others and false promises they have no intention of keeping once in office. This is so because those that do seek such positions are mostly, immoral, selfish, ignorant and hypocritical, and in so being are just a reflection of the population of voters, but with a more distilled emphasis, as they also seek self aggrandisement as well.
So, the political party in itself is a collective of these types of people. Therefore the party concept is an enemy to democracy as it divides the people, encourages them, the people to divide against each other, thus prevents the formation of a strong and united government to act for and service all of the people of the nation.
Until we collectively recognise our own failings we will always be victims of the people we elect. Their meal ticket is obtained by fooling us. The fool who cannot see his own reflection remains blind.
It is we that need to see this and do something about it in ourselves first.
WISE UP – the mainstream news media is under the control of a few individuals and also the ditums of government policy. The BBC news is mostly anything but real news, its opinionated and slanted. WISE UP seek alternative news for balance, get informed.
For example watch AMY.
Join the Labour Party! – YES! and vote for Jeremy Corbin – it costs £3 to become a member then you can vote for the election of a new leader: Mr Corbin is the closest to the ideals of P2P. Anything that disrupts the two party political entrenchment can’t be all bad.
And anything that upsets past leaders like Blair has to be good: what do they fear?
Just keeping to the centre ground the place of the Conservatives and Liberals is no choice whatsoever. The resounding result of the SNP in Scotland shows that left leaning policy can re-emerge.
Download and read this book: The freedom line – its FREE
Towards the end of national government towards locally focused government and abolishing the political power games of war, greed and self aggrandisement of current types of political representatives.
If enough people join in a campaign even against the toughest and most financially influential we can win. The precedence is set by winning the keep the internet neutral campaign WE WON against all odds. But sadly only for a while as they re-grouped and got it past.
SO: What about boycotting income and other tax payments to the government until they force payments by corporations and other e.g. HSBC tax dodgers
Jail them etc – See Emma Thompson
Change things. Change by connecting up with others iof a like mind over the internet.
We Are Change.
Google is watching You logging everything, they even got people to pay to send them thuier DNA wich collected togethe Google sold on to drug companies scoring by a huge payment.
We cant trust google to archieve our information: See This
TOR Project anonimity on – line:
Totally secure Encryption:
Grow your own food vegetables – FOOD RISING
Hydroponic mini grow boxes, better more nourishing food.
We can change and re-structure the way many things are which act against the general interest and only assist elite, rich and powerful groups.
We can change the dominance of major corporate methodologies operating on the internet and also correct the displayed power of centralised corporate power. We can stop buying their stuff, certainly we should stop buying and collectively boycott suppliers that infringe human rights, fairness, health issues; such as food suppliers that lie about food additives that harm health. That said there are important areas in which we can change things back or for the better.
Internet corporations have built huge dominating retail structures that have changed the way we do things.
This book: The Internet Is Not the Answer identifies the need for the changes outlined here. Affiliates and Associates programmes on Amazon allow products to be recommended by registered Amazon subscribers. If you link to a product for sale on Amazon you will be paid a fee if there is a resulting purchase. Don’t get too excited, its very very small.
Amazon have now obtained a vast empire of dominating control over a huge amount of digitised retailing; utilising the internet. At the same time they have destryed large and small book retailers and local book shops and thier employees jobs. It gets worse. They have reduced authors, the folks who write the books, incomes and forced them to have to spend time self publisising to get readers to thier book sites on Amazon leading traffic into the maw of this all engulthing black hole of low overhead operations, yes there distribution complexes emply staff (slaves on low pay hourley contracts) and pay nothing in lovcal or bnational taxation. And still its worse than all that. They have exopanded to do to all maner of business suppliers what they did to authors and book publishers. They are continuing to expand thier sales of all things, first CD’s and DVD’s now becoming even cheaper digital sdownloads. into all things that you can think of from TV sets to sweeping brushes with long handles: all and everything!
This will all result in centralised retailing power that has never been seen before. All contributing suppliers are/will be reduced to subserviant suppliers at low profits margins.
And all the folks that write up product descrotions and recomendations in the hope of garneruing an income or just anything from thier work tio be a descriptive alfiliate or associate are working to enhance the monolith.
And even after all that they sell at the lowest prices outcompeting thus suptressing (killing off) all competitors. Killing off all the jobs that those businesses provided.
Now I don;t think that Jeff Bezos Amazons founder plabnned all of this when he began things in his garage, and saw an oportunity to outwite the slow moving and dominant and arrogant publishing companies with thier own cartel controlling book distribution and sales. Its now going out of control. Snowballing down hill.
So her is how to change it.
First the providers of products need to get the message that if they don’t act to change things they will eventualy perish unless they are very well established. Each strand of product will only have room in this environment for one single winning item, eventualy as the Amazon process rubs out any alternatives, if your not the big supplier in anuy iven area then the writing is on the wall for you, its just a metter of time, when.
Its in the interest of product and service suppliers to encourage and provide an affiliates & associates system to encourage such writers on thier blogs and social media and websites etc to have a small credit for sales, just like Amazon
Make it a very simple operation, a common button to link up with a software App that introduces very simply the product, its adress url etc tiying it altogether easily with the authors product description report and recommendations, importantlt doing this by a direct channel cutting out Amazion.
Amazon has achieved its dominace by becoming a virtual (digital) none physical location within which potential purchasers go to seek a product. Its a virtual supermarket. The producers and suppliers locate ther whares digiral inside the wharjouse (the website) then brosers come and shop. Amazon are only providing a location. in the process they are able to sucjk in a vast array of participants and due to the size of it oferr huge discounts (these may not last forever once the Mono-culture is totaly dominant)
Now the internet is not just a sigle oportunistic platform, the Amazion model is entierly destryed by businesses conbnecting directly to customers.
I tried to do this concept with authors who get a raw deal from Amazon, and they supplied the goods, initially they wetre the reason for Amazons own business model. Amazon has since expanded the concept to everything – to divide and conquer as they discovered with autorsd the writers and providers of Amazons first product line. That they all act as individuals, thats their blind spot.
I wrote a Book (The Book-Kit) about this outlining the issues as above and encouraging authors to act collectively and individually buy publishing thier own books and supplying them direct to reader. But that book was mostly ignored.
Dont let what happened with book writers and thier publishers happen in every market sector.
It only takes a little effort to get shoppers to go directlt to purchase with simple internet methods cutting out the middle man operatives Amazon and others.
A sensible government would back and fund such a a collective enterprise, amazon etc suck the value out from localities, provide few low paid jobs, pay no taxation and take profits away to another country.
Ohers operate such programmes through bank etc
Google/ Yahoo listen in, copy, store and forward all our activity to third parties selling it to advertisers, other corporations, and to government, and secret intelligence agencies. Apparently for our own protection from terrorist. Terrorists that kill just a few innocents now and again, whilst road accidents, drug companies, car exhaust fumes for example kill thousands annually. The government spend billions on saving the first few and nothing on the rest, because corporations pay, lobbying for no action.
GMail – change to another yes it too will be listened in, by you know who but at least changing signifies a need for change and privacy: get a free email from yandex.com or gmx.com
Postal / collecting point deliveries
drone deliveries and 3D printers are science fiction right now but when they do arrive its goodbye post office and other delivery contractors and all their employees jobs.
When full factory production utilising future 3d printing on a major scale begins its goodbye to manufacturing jobs too…. a not too distant dystopian future. When the rich and powerful have automated systems for production and supply of all there needs, will they need us? see The film the Hunger games!
Supermarkets and other huge central direct to the public warehosing suppliers
Postal / collecting point deliveries
Telcos bla bla control access to the internet financial gatekeepers.
Answer WiFi Community Mesh systems P2P
PDWeb tried…. now this
News/ Online Newspapers
The Banks – a peoples bank see Ubuntu
Also the idea for free electricity
Vote for alternative parties, vot strategicaly vote for radical change – P2PPeople – Ubuntu
So what are we to make of those that currently control and issue money?
Central banks just print money, there is NOTHING tangible to support it. They call it fractional reserve banking; meaning somewhere there is a tiny fraction of reserved money in the system to be called upon in cases of need. It used to be backed by a counter storage of physical gold in equilibrium balance to the (fiat) paper money out in circulation. This limits the potential money supply. So what did the bankers do?
YES, they abolished reserve based banking and now have gone free fall with a worse system than the one we had upto the banking crash of 2008.
Banks used gambling techniques of leveridging UP debts associated with derivative bets, roulette with bonds and insurances and predictive bets on shares, with winner takes all strategies of gains whether or not all of these things went up or down. Often they used Short-sell tactics buying large amounts, selling, when the market reacted down or up they benefited; creating wealth from thin air.
And if that’s bad and it is it caused the 2008 financial crash – THEY ARE CONTINUING RIGHT NOW WITH THE VERY SAME TACTICS!
We have QA – Quantitative Easing, in which banks print huge amounts of money (digitally) then allocate this by government intervention (acquiescence) to themselves the banks and then buy bonds issued by the government! They also provide from QE zero rated loans, but those only go to the corporations and the extremely wealthy (their mates), its a closed loop. The taxpayer is the Patsy in this arrangement and long term austerity and taxation and low wages foots the bill for QA.
The government bailed out the banks and all the gamblers got their risks re-paid in full the rich just got a big payout at the expense of those innocent souls who are also the least blamed and least able to pay for it all. Its fraud its a robbery and no one apart from two Icelandic banking gamblers have been punished, the very opposite they have been baled and re-funded to continue a pace with lots of free QA.
And so, those less able to pay; actually fund the extravagances of the rich and powerful because we allow them to con us all.
Is there an alternative?
You bet there is: WE CAN USE THE SAME GAME-PLAN but with the People in control not some self elected banking elite, with the assistance of their mates the politicians.
We have to change the political structure to that outlined in P2PPeople.
We could use local BITCOIN Currency – digital money that is based upon a distributed network that no single person or entity controls.
Interestingly the Ubuntu Party UK want to establish a Peoples Bank to mostly do the money supply, this would be their policy and will need to be democratically voted in by supporting Ubuntu candidates. This idea also fits with theP2PPeple’s concepts.
A local trading system based upon the LETS idea could really take off with a combination of those ideas above: Digital currency/a Peoples Bank: focussed upon a local community: P2P.
The idiocy of the situation we allow for the rich, big business, politicians and banks to shaft us and dodge tax – see Russell Brand.
Iceland is the only country so far to make the bankers pay for their fraud.
Its not a conspiracy theory to understand that human nature is primed for some individuals to seek power, domination and control over others. This is not just a manifestation of the way that politicians operate. See P2P Politicians.
Are we short-sighted, blind, or asleep, or simply apathetic?
Eyes wide-shut. The Lotus Eaters.
Anything that comes about creating change, is soon absorbed by those that control, the money people, the legislators, those that fear their power diminished by any real democracy and fair shares for fellow human beings. These folks don’t think that way; they want it all.
Banks and giant corporations, ruthless capitalists or controlling economic left wingers all are power seekers. Emergent markets that become monopolies (internet) tax dodgers , on it has gone throughout human history. Once we had monarchies to rule over us (still do in the UK) today its corporations, and individuals of enormous wealth like Mr G Soros and others, who pull the strings of the puppet politicians: Lobbying = bribery. Even the so called ‘democratic’ EU was set up by corporations behind the scenes and BANKS greased the tracks ( see The Brussels Business documentary) .
And now we have the Internet, coalescing into gigantic monopolistic mono-culture-corporations controlling and dominating market segments and closing competition off; losing thousands of jobs and paying little in local taxation in the process.
No governments have moved against any of this. No governments have thrown the bankers in jail, nor taxed the taxation dodgers. Those who ruined Western economies, the bankers, then got us the tax payers to save them and their rich pals from paying the cost of financial gambling. Politicians dodge the issues; “this law, this claus etc., makes it difficult to pin them down” etc. This means laws like that must be changed; responsibility must carry a penalty. If an individual in such an organisation cannot be proved to be a criminal, then the top people in that organisation should carry the can and be made to be responsible. The Buck stops nowhere with these guys.
I believe we are going to have big trouble in the not to distant future. We are buying goods made in China. Cheap. Same thing with goods and services from the no overheads internet methods and organisations. What do you think will happen in China when they automate, mechanise, robotise all manner of production? Maybe when we all get 3D printers and make our own stuff and cut out centralised manufacturing and postal delivery charges – this is beginning: we have digital books, music, films, soon it will be shoes, teapots, bicycles and so on.
Well, the Chinese will have a massive redundant workforce.
We have to wake up: this is happening here in Europe and the USA.
Monopolistic corporations are closing down work opportunities and centralising their power. Soon a great mass of people will become redundant or working two jobs for measly pay, at McDonalds, Starbucks, supermarkets… and now I’m struggling to find any more large employers to add. You see what I am saying don’t you? Of course the politicians will be claiming, that you can see the beginnings of it right now. No not what I’m saying; this is what they are and will increasingly be saying:They say we are coming out of the recession. Telling us to look at the unemployment figures reducing. Yes, but these jobs are all short term – low pay, the economy is switching to a service industry slave class. And they – the slaves US, are asleep hypnotised by TV, drinking poisonous sodas (aspartame) and growing fat on ready meals and pizzas; we are ” comfortably numb” (Pink Floyd).
I don’t know what the answer is, but there is no answer unless we all wake up and think about this. First we must become aware of the situation. We are being slowly, sleepily being boiled like the: how to boil a frog story.
We must change governments as suggested in ideas or similar to P2P. We need a much more locally focused community and a caring society. Our country should be operated in favour of its people, all of the people; for what other reason do we organise together for?
We have power, still, for a few more years: stop watching TV especially adverts. Stop buying their stuff: those that are the controlling mega corporations, wean yourself off Google, Amazon, Facebook etc
In the Book series DUNE by Frank Herbert. They had similar problems with total automation. The machines, computers did everything and took over. In those books they had to have a revolution; The Butlerian Jihad it was called, after which people had to become more mentally capable and aware and have no reliance on computers.
That’s extreme, but our entire planet is sleep walking toward the forthcoming changes. Those gathering monopolistic power are few, we are many let’s wake up and begin to make some changes in favour of the majority not the few.
On Comedian Jolyon Rubinstein has started a series of programmes on BBC3 TV AN IDIOTS GUIDE TO POLITICS with many of the issues P2P People are also pointing out. Often poking fun at serious issues gets the message across: type this into YouTube: the revolution will be televised.
The signs are there:
The film; The Hunger Games
The militarising of the police – they are expecting crowd trouble.
Monopolising of the Internet, and here is a good book on that subject:
Of course it can be bought at low cost from Amazon.
And see this Amazon The Everything Store
LETS PUSH BACK
Organisations that are to some extent on or support a similar course of action.
Alternative to internet sites that are giving your details to third party agencies, and sites that are not contributing to local economies.
We need to switch from
(List is currently under construction but you will get the idea.)
Change your Bank
Change your electricity supplier
FACEBOOK to http://www.seen.is/
Supermarkets to local shops & farmers markets
Read food labels and switch to healthier food
Fight For The Future – using social media campaigns against big corporations and government taking over the Internet: FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE
You can join FFTF and help fight off big Telco lobbyists who want to control the internet:
Following on from the campaign fronted by Aaron Swartz, we still need to stop those that want to control…the internet… US.
We’ve got chills as we write to you about this: we are on the brink of scoring the biggest victory in modern memory for the public and the Internet against some of the fiercest lobbies in the world.
The FCC Chairman just proposed rules for net neutrality, which will get voted on February 26th — they plan on reclassifying Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, all telecom as a… Title II. Common. Carrier… meaning we keep the Internet equal for all.
Dollar for dollar, this is the biggest win against entrenched corruption and million dollar lobbyists in recent memory. No matter what happens next, this is a watershed moment for free speech.
We can celebrate soon, but first we have to finish the fight. Will you chip in?
But, it’s also true we still have three weeks to go before these rules get voted on. Almost anything can happen in that time, and the details of the rules matter so much. We know our opponents in the Cable industry will use their exclusive access to the FCC and Congress to add loopholes and attack the process. This is our last moment to blow this fight out of the water and make it crystal clear that we will not let ANY loophole or monopoly behavior gut this historic win we’ve fought so hard for.
Can you make an emergency donation to help ramp up a bring-it-home, all-hands-on-deck campaign to protect free speech for decades?
There’s no doubt this is the moment we’ve all been fighting for. The FCC vote for net neutrality — the most important vote of the FCC’s entire history — was a year in the making (and a decade of groundwork) and the result of coming together around smart, strategic mobilization at the FCC, the halls of Congress, across the political spectrum and around the world.
But, the Cable lobby knows exactly what they’re going to do about it and they are unrolling their plans as we speak. We don’t know all the details, but we know they are putting everything they’ve got into the next three weeks to mobilize the TV networks they own, the million dollar political lists they’ve bought, and the politicians they gave campaign contributions to (especially the ones who are already pushing a bill that could derail the vote).
It will all come down to February 26th, when the FCC votes on their rules. We know we can beat them, but on that day we’ll either have done everything we needed to do to win real net neutrality or we’ll lose it for a long time.
So, it’s up to us to decide if we close the deal. And, we have only have three weeks to get your support and do it.
First, we’re going to generate a massive avalanche of public opposition to Cable’s plans by creatively distributing a ticking vote-countdown clock all across the web on thousands of websites and social media accounts. We’ll generate such a determined outpouring of support for real net neutrality rules that we’ll resoundingly save the open Internet and make it so politically toxic for any member of Congress and any FCC commissioner to be on the wrong side of history.
We moved mountains to get here. A year ago when net neutrality rules were struck down in court, Title II was off the table. We bravely came out for it when it was scary and built campaigns so the support would spread. No one expected us to set up camp outside the FCC offices for 10 days. And, when we created the Internet Slowdown protest and made the spinning wheel of death the iconic emblem of Cable’s plans, and with our partners, helped drive a historic 4 million comments, we created the turning point for net neutrality that changed everything.
While millions of dollars and a host of lobbyists are a stone’s throw away from every Congressional office and FCC staffer, we defied all odds and are winning, not on their terms of corruption and DC lobbying, but on our own — the public banding together. Our fingerprints are all over these rules. We know exactly how to finish the job.
Are we ready to make the FCC vote on net neutrality the biggest moment for you, me, and everyone else? Oh yes.
All those sleepless nights. All that wrist pain. The rain and the cold streets. All of that has been worth it. And it’s going to be worth going through it all again over the next three weeks.
It’s been an overwhelming years worth of work. But we’re not going to let up now. We’ve come so far. Not long ago most people didn’t have a clue what net neutrality even was. Now, we’re mobilized and ready. Can you make a donation to help finish the job and save the free and open Internet?
Kevin here from Fight for the Future. Thank you so much for your donation! Fight for the Future would be nothing without the people who back us up with their voices and their dollars. Your donation supports our education and campaign work, including salaries for activists, developers and artists; collaboration software so we can work productively together (we’re 100% telecommute); and technology to run the campaign sites and tools that empower Internet advocates to take action.
Since we started in 2011, we won groundbreaking battles against SOPA, CISPA, mass surveillance and net neutrality, and today the challenges and opportunities are even greater. With your support, we’re working to protect free speech and basic rights from arbitrary censorship and throttling, and promote freedom of expression online, for everyone.
In case you haven’t seen it, I thought you might appreciate this general update on what we’ve been up to the past few years: http://www.fightforthefuture.
Thanks again for your contribution. We hope you stay involved and in touch – we want to hear your ideas, suggestions, news, and celebrations. That’s what we’re fighting for – to keep the Internet a place where people can connect freely and communicate about things that matter to them.
-Kevin and the team at Fight for the Future
GUESS WHAT WE WON!
This is absolutely wonderful.
The FCC just… voted… to pass… strong… net neutrality rules. The rules Comcast tried *everything* to stop. Reflect on this, for a moment:
President Obama had dragged his feet for years. We still won.
He appointed a former cable lobbyist to run the FCC. We still won.
We went up against the most powerful lobby in America. We still won.
They bought broad support from both parties in Congress. We still won.
The list continues below, for posterity, but you get the idea: We had to clear every hurdle. All the cable lobby had to do was stop us once. And yet… we still won.
But this victory is *not* safe yet. One word: Congress.
Comcast’s last hope is to turn this victory for the Internet into a partisan fight. And half of Congress is running with it, pushing fake net-neutrality laws with intentional loopholes. If one of these bills passes, that destroys today’s win.
This movement has ever had a win this big, so we have never before stood in the crosshairs of such a formidable opponent. We need whatever support you can give us. $5, $10, $50, $500 – give what you can.
Lastly, Fight for the Future didn’t “do” this. People like you did. The millions of Americans who commented to the FCC, who called them at their desks, who spread the word to their friends, who even, sometimes, came out in the streets with a cold winter on the way– *they* did this.
We just worked like crazy to make sure that all that amazing energy, dedication and outrage went to the right places–at just the right moments–to force people in power to do the right thing. Organizing: online, and off. That’s what we do.
Being able to focus on organizing massive campaigns (like Battle for the Net and the Internet Slowdown) day in and day out means we can do things nobody else can, and bring the Internet to victories that were never before possible. That’s why we’re here, and we’re good at it, but man have we got a tough road ahead.
You should be *immensely* proud of the win we just accomplished, together. If you can, give us the resources we need to defend it.
And thanks, sincerely, for everything *all of you* have done so far. It’s crazy what we can get done together, isn’t it?
Holmes, Tiffiniy, Evan, Laila, Vasjen, Jeff, Chris, Jessica, Charlie – the whole FFTF team + extended family.
P.S. If you can’t donate, or if you already have, spend some time sending battleforthenet.com to friends with emails, texts, and direct FB messages. We made some special changes to mark the occasion – and gear up for battle!
P.P.S. The list of hurdles continues, as promised…
Two of the 5 votes at the FCC (O’Rielly and Pai) were completely in Comcast’s hands. We still won.
Comcast owns NBC, CNBC and MSNBC and was shameless about using their networks for propaganda. We still won.
At Comcast CEO David Cohen’s house President Obama once joked – “I have been here so much the only thing I haven’t done in this house is have Seder dinner.” We still won.
To build Democrat opposition to net neutrality, the cable lobby used strategic donations to get the Boys & Girls Club and even the NAACP on their side. We still won.
The cable lobby spent millions on cleverly misleading emails to *paid* email lists to get a deluge of anti-net neutrality comments from regular people who thought they were opposing a “government takeover”. We still won.
They even got to Glenn Beck. (Glenn Beck! How could you betray us?!?! Just kidding). We still won.
Want more awesome more often?
BUT DID WE WIN – NO ITS BEEN VOTED IN and this means in the USA closure very soon of lots of WEBSITES. Many already are harrassed like this one on UTUBE