Fuck the three men of the FCC
I don’t post politics on this blog; that’s why I have a main blog and even then I don’t post to many politics because event though I’m strongly against a lot of things are lovely government has done this pass year, politics just over whelms me at many of times, and because this is a Black Veil Brides and now slowly becoming half a Palaye Royale blog I don’t post politics because well it just doesn’t fit this blog, but I am going to make this post here because it’s seriously important.
The FCC voted, on a 3-2 vote, to repeal net neutrality. This is fucking horrifying and literally a gigantic slap in everyone’s face and a stomp on so many freedoms we have. However; this repeal has to go through Congress, Congress has voted against it before and will probably vote against it again. The courts can possibly go against, there is 18 state attorney general wanting to investigate this, 18 states planning to sue and have lawsuits against the FCC, we can still fight this. It’s not a battle that’s over. Our internet will not be changed over night. This can take months or a year. They can’t implement it over night like that. Plus, considering the lawsuits that will be happening and suing of the FCC, the possible investigation that might go on from the 18 state attorney generals, the fact that in 2003 the United Nations had stated that free internet is a right, our fight isn’t over.
Yes, the panic is there and we have a fight to panic over this. I panicked the fuck last night and literally felt so empty because the fear was so there and it still is, yet you can’t stop fighting. You can’t stop fighting. Don’t stop fighting. It’s our right to have free internet, it’s our right to not have to go back to paying cable companies more money for faster internet speeds, and we all know, if you’ve grown up on very low income or just had low internet speeds because it was part of your TV+Phone+Internet package, it fucking sucks and having to pay more for faster speeds, because that’s what will happen. We will have to pay for more for faster speeds. This will allow the cable companies to compete against each other for internet prices again. Will this make them give pops up of “You have to pay this much to see this,” in apps you use or Google or whatever? Maybe, maybe not, but ultimately it will affect your internet speed and what those companies can charge for it and for paying for internet; which for a lot of people having both internet and cable at the same time, which is hard enough as it is.
Don’t stop fighting. Seriously, don’t stop fighting. Call who needs to be call, call your representatives, call your members of congress, text Resist @ 504-09, text BATTLE @ 384-387, email them, do whatever you can to stop it. Just, don’t stop fighting.