"When people come and go in the industry, they have all these contacts and better access than other people have and more opportunity for their voices to be heard and their influence to be deployed," he said. "I think that only enhances the power of the special interest at the expense of the public interest."
The revolving door “isn’t peculiar to the Federal Communications Commission. It’s kind of everywhere you look. Probably it’s one reason why a lot of people have diminished trust or diminished faith in government.””
Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, speaking about the shockingly pro-industry decision by the FCC regarding Net Neutrality, and why allowing industry members to regulate themselves by the backdoor is problematic.
The current FCC Head was previously the president of the National Cable and Telecom Association, and obviously has close ties to companies like Comcast, which was welcomed the rules change which will allow them to charge individually negotiated ransoms to provide “better service” to sites on the internet.
I guess I’m just going to post this song by Wu-Tang every day for the rest of my depressing life:
“Sometimes there’s a really boring way to achieve the same thing. But we tend to love solutions that have intellectual property attached to them that someone could profit from.”
This is some real talk.
“I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.”
“In trying to pin down a definition of anarchism, some make the mistake of examining it exclusively in terms of its theory or practice in the 1870s or 1930s but, like any other historical phenomenon, it has changed over time. Apart from debatable personal and collective acts, anarchism’s holistic perspective on oppression has been constrained by the conditions in which it has existed. This has been evident in issues pertaining to race, sexuality, and gender, for example, but one can also discern the proximity between anarchist thought and mainstream bourgeois thought during the 19th century in an explicit commitment to positivism, aesthetic realism, a Euro-centric conception of the progress of civilization, technological modernization, and biological evolutionary development. Fortunately, anarchism has shed most of that baggage but we can never entirely transcend our historical context. That is why our understanding of anarchism must not be so loose as to be meaningless, but not so rigid as to ignore areas of contradiction and historical transformation.”
very well put(via class-struggle-anarchism)