Just a few weeks ago, we learned that the FCC was proceeding with their 300 pages of regulations that essentially gave the government complete control over the internet while shutting down free speech. But did you know that ultra-liberal socialist George Soros was the force behind the takeover?
Supposedly, these new regulations were necessary in order to “level the playing field,” protecting small businesses and middle-income households against discrimination from Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
But when one of the groups who advocated this so-called “level playing field” is called Free Press; when the FCC cited pro-neutrality arguments by Free Press 46 times in its decision; and when Free Press is funded by George Soros, you get a new understanding about the real motivations behind Net Neutrality.
Another reason to question these regulations comes to us from the co-founder of Free Press, Robert McChesney, who currently serves on the Board of Directors. According to the Daily Caller, Mr. McChesney has made some very troubling statements in a 2009 essay:
“In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles. Only government can implement policies and subsidies to provide an institutional framework for quality journalism.”
McChesney has also declared that the news “is not a commercial product. It is a public good, necessary for a self-governing society.”
In his 2010 book, The Life and Death of American Journalism, McChesney suggested enacting a $35 billion plan for federal subsidies for public media outlets. He also proposed creating a journalism branch of the federal AmeriCorps program and suggested giving every American a $200 news voucher which could only be used at public media outlets. And in a 2009 interview with the Socialist Project, he stated that “we need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimize it, and perhaps even eliminate it.”
Simply put, Net Neutrality is just another piece of Obama’s transformation of America puzzle. It was conceived by a socialist. It’s being run by a socialist. And it’s being funded by a socialist.