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6stronghands:

elkian:

pipiipek:

For all of you being childish and sharing memes about how the internet will be the same if Net Neutrality is repealed; that isn’t the issue here. The issue is that 83% of the ENTIRE population was against this happening, yet it happened anyways.

The issue was that Ajit Pai was a former Verizon employee who was paid over $100 million from the telecom cooperation’s to repeal this, along with his two constituents. The issue is that the fate of the entire country was decided by 5 rich people and did not allow any hearing from the public.

The issue is that there were over 2 million identities stolen (including the identity of dead people) to post comments in favor of repealing Net Neutrality, 1.9 million of them which were confirmed fake and have legal investigation cases being opened on them for being fraud as well as identity theft.

The issue is that they were asked to halt this vote because of the illegal happenings so that they could have time to investigate it, INCLUDING Republican’s, and they were denied.

The issue is that when giving their ‘reasons’ as to why they thought repealing it was needed, they gave no VALID reasons and did not even acknowledge any of the reasons that the public was worried. In extension, they made no attempts to quell them, they just called us stupid. Instead they all made jokes and laughed, turning themselves into the victims for being rightfully criticized for being sellouts.

The issue is that they constantly poked fun at how idiotic they thought we were acting, even though we have legitimate, valid concerns. Even though we’re mostly concerned about those of us who have our livelihood’s of our businesses on the line, they instead pointed fun saying ‘we can still watch cat videos and share memes’ (legit something that was actually said in their ‘argument’ yesterday). And that was literally all they said. The issue is that there wasn’t even a ‘debate’, despite the corruption being brought to everyone’s attention, and the evidence of the American people not wanting this.

The issue is that this sets the stance that we are willing to let the cooperation’s or anyone with money do whatever the fuck they want and get away with it. This issue is more than just internet freedom. It’s about democracy. And if you can’t see that, you’re beyond help. #SaveNetNeutrality

Another issue is that literally none of the people who voted on the subject were elected. 3 unelected corporate shills just decided the fate of 323,100,000 people and then tried to make ppl arguing with them on twitter sound like morons for wanting a say in their own future.

Additionally, internet access was deemed a human right (due to the huge role it plays in free sharing of information) by the United Nations over a decade ago.

This is not only an act of enormous selfishness, it’s also literally a human rights violation enacted on 300 Million people in the name of fiscal gain, while laughing at those people’s distress.

Hell, 3 supposedly Republican ‘representatives’ voted against the will of 75% of Republicans. 3/4s of their own supposed party.

The only best interests they have in mind are their own. And you really want to question why they’re so opposed to the idea of the average American being able to freely share information, particularly in one of the most turbulent political climates I can name.

If you’re not taking this seriously, I can only assume you’re rich, or your parents pay for your life.

This is the net equivalent of having to get Hulu, Netflix, and Prime, and cable to watch 4 shows…only much much worse. And other countries are watching, and if the corporate bar is allowed to get this low, and this greedy, you can bet that it will happen elsewhere. It’s a terrible terrible thing that can set a very very bad precedent.

Take this seriously, please.

Time to get off the sidelines and into the game. Sorry about your youth or anxiety or limited time or whatever. But it’s time to lace up your shoes and get involved. I have anxiety. I struggle with shyness. I am awkward. I have health issues. I have demands on my time. But I can’t sit by anymore. Get involved in this, get involved in stuff that affects your life. Do it for people who cant do it for themselves; that’s an approach that helps me with my shyness. You can do it. We can do it. I believe in you.

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