Update: I wasn't goalie, which was okay with me
Net Neutrality is something that most people aren't seeming to understand.
It's a lot more than people being able to access websites without paying.
It's more than the fact that our internet history will be stalked and recorded without the people's consent.
Trust me, it's a lot more than that.
NN is showing that some of the people's rights can be taken away just like that.
And no, this isn't just about websites.
It's about how certain companies have monopoly over certain things.
That's... not good for a free enterprise.
NN also shows how divided we are.
Not just about this topic, but about everything.
It's truly tragic.
NN means that the government is trying to be more controlling, in some people's eyes.
That really goes against the concept of freedom.
But we have to remember:
The people give the government the power.
Even if this does pass, we can still rebel.
We can still protest.
We can still change it.
That's the beauty of a democratic government.
Now, this next part is slightly more... um, how to put it? One sided. Just be warned. If you disagree, then don't bother arguing. I'm not here to influence you. I'm just here to speak my mind, and share it with the world.
Net Neutrality won't benefit many people all that much. But yes, it does have some postivies.
Let's look at those positives.
(Re: Warning: I find it very easy to twist arguments around, as well as refuting them. This can also be done to the opposite viewpoint.)
This argument is very... well, you'll see. Basically, with Net Neutrality, large corporations such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast will benefit a great deal. This makes sense, so no problem there, right?
Well, yes and no. They get money. Great for them! What do the rest of us get? Yeah, not much there.
2) Makes stuff better for these companies!
This is very, very similar to the previous. Basically, the huge, powerful companies can rule the web. Yeah, that could be a good thing... Until you realize most websites have to now be paid for. But that's not my main argument.
No, my thoughts on NN are not all that linked to the paying thing.
My biggest problem is the fact that competition for these companies will be destroyed.
America is a free enterprise. That means that anyone, anywhere can create a business, and own one without government interference.
Less competition = more money for the big shots.
Less competition = less people benefit.
What does this have to do with NN?
The smaller companies online will now be rejected the chance to become as grand as things like Amazon and YouTube and Verizon and whatever.
That's not okay.
This isn't just about free access to the internet.
This fight is about the failure of free enterprise.
In other words, a monopoly over the things we use.
That's just not okay.