I received the following communication from Alan Grayson so I am passing it on to everyone who likes a free and unfettered internet and free speech.
Dear Fat Bastardo,
A lot of people think the internet is a free and open environment, where you can say what you want and visit, build, and use the sites and services you want. And it is. But that's only because the government protects us from the large cable and phone companies. These companies want to block, slow, or degrade services and sites that don't pay them money. This means that, absent government protection, any site or service might be slowed down and made unusable, if the owner won't or can't pay off the corporate bullies.
Fat Bastardo's Op Ed: This is what corporate gangsters and Nazis do. They control free speech because freedom is a threat to them. When Jimmy Carter said that America is not longer a functioning democracy he was right. When Ron Paul called what we have now fascism he was also right.
When President Obama ran for office, he promised to protect the internet from these kinds of predatory practices. But his Federal Communications Commission, chaired by an ex-cable lobbyist named Tom Wheeler, may allow an internet which discriminates against web sites and services.
Fat Bastardo's Op Ed: Obama is like most people in Washington. He's merely and errand boy for the criminal elite. Maybe he has no choice. I mean look what they did to JFK and RFK and Lincoln.
That's the bad news.
Now here's the good news.
Chairman Wheeler also says that he wants YOUR feedback before making this pivotal decision. I've set up a site where you can submit your comments to the FCC.
I've been in touch with the FCC over the past few months. In a letter to me, Chairman Wheeler acknowledged that the FCC has the legal authority to protect free speech on the internet. It's just about whether he wants to do so. So let's tell him to do exactly that.
We're in this together. Let's ask the FCC to do what the President said it would. Let's ask the FCC to do its job.
Let's ask them to protect free speech, freedom, and America. A better world is possible, and we can make that world happen.
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