Tell the Net Neutrality Mob to Put Away Their Pitchforks, Racism, Hate

by Mike Wendy on May 11, 2017

On Sunday night, HBO’s John Oliver urged the Internet’s trolls to flood the FCC with pro-Net Neutrality comments in the agency’s pending Restore Internet Freedom docket.  On Tuesday night it was reported numerous of those “filings” were hate-filled, racist barbs specifically directed at FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (shown here in this story).

This ugliness should have been met with full-throated condemnation, with particular apologies from the Net Neutie leadership, which incites this hatred – such as “activist groups” Public Knowledge, Free Press, Fight for the Future, and Demand Progress; the Senators partnering with them, including Al Franken, Ed Markey, Ron Wyden, and Elizabeth Warren; and the media, trafficking in their propaganda, like The Verge, Ars Technica, Wired, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

But it wasn’t to be.

Net Neutrality’s angry mobsters, spewing forth outside of AEI, where Chairman Ajit Pai was speaking last Friday.

Instead – and seemingly on-cue to displace the contra-narrative racist-hate story – the Soros-funded “activist groups,” the Senators, and the press, all pretty much in lock-step, chose to focus on a “more important” controversy: A supposed bot of unknown origin, filing imposter anti-Net Neutrality comments on the FCC’s website.

The subtext was this: The big, evil telecom companies aren’t playing fair and are working nefariously to rig the comment process at the FCC so it favors them (concluded as such, even though no one could pin down the source of the fake filings). Not to let facts interfere with a good story, however, the “Damn, those bastards, they’re at it again” meme had its intended effect and pushed aside the ugly affront to Chairman Pai.

Let’s cut to the chase.

Racism, hate, death threats – these are the tools that the Left’s Net Neutrality troops employ in the field of battle. They belie the certainty of their Net Neutrality policy “solution.” Of course, if Tea Partiers did this, we’d hear good and well about it from those mentioned above. Heads would roll. But, if the Progs do it, brandishing their digital pitchforks and other implements of terror, well, as Emily Litella might say, “Never mind.”

You won’t find the press releases decrying the ugly statements of the zealots because the end justifies the means. And, in their eyes, Chairman Ajit Pai, and the open process he has unleashed to wrest control of the Internet from government control, is the devil.

As John Oliver implored the last time he ranted on Net Neutrality three years ago:

“We need you to get out there, and for once in your lives focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction. Seize your moment, my lovely trolls! Turn on CAPS LOCK, and fly, my pretties! Fly!!!! Fly!!!! Fly!!!!”

Anything goes. The Left’s Net Neutrality elitist leadership gives its thumbs-up.

But, that ain’t right.

Make no mistake about it, the pro-Net Neutrality movement owns this ugliness. It’s a bad, hateful, hypocritical brand – a blight, one which stands firmly against the individual, free speech, and America.

Call the groups, the Senators, the press – the enablers – noted above, and give them a good earful why you think they should act like humans, not haters. Their tactics have no place in this policy debate.

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