Among others, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Fight For The Future, groups that have done damn good work in the past on everything from crypto freedom to "intellectual property" to SOPA, have gone whole hog to the dark side, supporting a massive bureaucratic power grab in the name of "saving" the Internet from ... well, from something, but nobody's quite sure what.
There's no nice way to put this: Letting the Federal Communications Commission regulate the Internet in any way, shape, manner or form is a disaster for every form of freedom. It's like giving Charles Manson the key to your girlfriend's house. Or maybe just pouring gasoline all over the house and setting fire to it with her tied to a chair inside.
I doubt we can stop this atrocity, but hopefully we can avenge it.
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