a reply to: theNLBS
First of all, Joe, you took his rant apart in such a surgical fashion, that one could say it has been compromised on a near cellular level. Well done.
Let's be frank though, Jones rant was so full of holes, that the difficult part of formulating this video and the responses to Jones outbursts, was
probably in selecting which parts of his rant were based in enough reality to actually respond to at all.
The thing is, we all know that governments like to screw the people at near enough every chance they get, but the realities of what is being proposed
by Obama, and has been tabled before and agreed with by Republican officials also, is that the internet becomes a freer, fairer place than it is right
now, and there is no way, none at all, to read the dry facts of what is being suggested, and come up with any other conclusion.
Jones is angry, and every person who is under a government which is not broadly honest with people under its aegis ought to be. However, in order to
be angry and turn it into a public service, one must ensure that ones fury is directed toward matters, and in such a way, as to be enlightening to
ones fellow human beings. One should not get angry about Ebola, unless one understands quite a bit about disease control in general, and the strain of
Ebola which is currently a problem. One should not get angry about a nation having a socialist leader, unless one actually knows what socialism is,
what it looks like, what it sounds like, and what it actually means to those who live under such a system. One should, therefore, not get angry about
Net Neutrality unless one has researched the origins of the laws, regulations, and implications of the same, which might apply to it.
More importantly, one should certainly not get all the way to a publicised rant on a topic, unless one is willing to put in the time, to offer those
who may listen more than mere emotion. I could stand there in front of a microphone, screaming blue murder into it, with a camera mounted on the wall,
and pour venom into the ears of the universe if I wanted to. However, although I am not perfect, and do fail on occasion to ensure that I follow this
self imposed edict, I choose where possible to make a contribution which means something when I let my thoughts out into the net.
The fact is, Jones is not a researcher. If he was, he would have known that he was angry about nothing on this issue, and moved on to something else,
or better yet, come out in favour of any measure which prevents people like Comcast from buying a politician, and getting him to say insane things
about a measure which could actually make a positive difference to the way the internet affects the lives of citizens!