Net Neutrality Is Marxist?

Steven Alligood steve at
Tue Apr 13 17:15:22 MDT 2010

Wow, I seem to have hit a nerve.

So we are clear, I choose to live where there are roads, I choose to 
live where the water is sanitary, and yes, I choose to live where the 
Internet is fast and my ports are not blocked.

Just because I do not want yet another non-critical service regulated 
does not mean that I do not pay my taxes and use the existing 
infrastructure, nor does it make me a hypocrite for using what I pay for.

I *do* think that I should not have to pay for your poor internet 
access to be upgraded to what I chose to have, in a place you chose to 
live, nor do I think my taxes should pay for your sorry butt (or 
whomever's) at the doctor's office just because you/they chose a job or 
career that cannot pay for it.

It is not my responsibility (either individually, or socially) to 
provide you a good life; just the opportunity for one.  The rest is for 
you to make good decisions and work hard for what you want (yes, 
including good Internet service, health care, or roads).

Oh, and if you actually paid attention, that makes me the complete 
opposite of a socialist.


On 04/13/2010 04:09 PM, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 10:37 -0600, Steven Alligood wrote:
>> As soon as everyone starts believing that they cannot or will not do
>> without something, they have already lost and the companies win.  They
>> do everything they can to get people to believe that they have no
>> options; they then turn to the government and get them to regulate
>> something that the free market could have dealt with if people didn't
>> believe that they had no choice.
>> And yes, if it's your job, then pick a place to live that has
>> acceptable service.
> Steve, I denounce you for the lazy, hypocritical slouch your are. I have
> it on good authority that you do not have your own ground pump and water
> purification system, but instead depend on the government to provide you
> with a safe supply of water. I also have evidence that you did not pave
> the rode your drive from home to work every day. Instead, like a leach
> you have attached yourself to a transportation system built largely with
> other people's tax money. Despite your protestation, you clearly
> appreciate the benefits of regulated industry. You have not bravely
> disconnected from the Utah power grid, but instead remain a slave to
> cheap and convenient power. In short, you sir are the worst sort of
> socialist: a hypocritical socialist.

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