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Don’t Cry For Me Americana: Obama’s Attempt to Take Over Communications.

In Harvard Math, Obamarama on 11/04/2010 at 08:24

If Buck Henry’s classic screenplay “The Graduate” were written today, Mr. McGuire would be giving young Ben Braddock entirely different career advice. “Ben,” Mr. McGuire would say, “One word — Government.”

What went wrong with the plastics industry? Well, nothing, other than Barack Obama probably plans to own it.

Last week we posted a short piece on administration’s designs on the Internet. The Obama administration– under the guise of saving a medium that has developed and thrived with virtually no government intrusion or regulation – now says the Internet will ceased to exist unless the government steps in to “fix” it.

A United States appeals court saw through the government’s argument last week when the FCC tried to defend its imposition of neutrality regulations on the nation’s Internet service providers.

The court couldn’t have been more right if it had taken a flamethrower to the FCC in ruling that it had no authority to impose such regulations.

The attempted takeover was classic Cloward-Piven Strategy – political change through orchestrated crisis. The Left has been using this strategy for nearly 40 years, from the expansion of welfare roles, to the broadening of various regulatory commission mandates in everything from energy to urban housing development and gun control.

Most American’s were unaware of Cloward-Piven or Saul Alinsky, whose “Rules for Radicals” melded perfectly into the New Left revolution in the mid 1960s, until Glenn Beck began to speak about them over the last couple of years.

However, the latter, Alinsky, was the precise reason Hillary Clinton prevailed upon Wellesley College to bury her 1969 thesis during Bill Clinton’s first term. Hillary has been a lifelong devotee to Alinsky’s methods, as her thesis shows.

In a nutshell, the Cloward-Piven and Alinsky’s strategies are masterfully crafted action plans by which the Left uses the system to collapse the system by forcing – through public protests, tort, and use of obscure legal maneuvers – the government to enforce otherwise well intended laws and regulations to absurd degrees. In other words, overloading the system.

We saw this with the expansion of welfare rolls in the 1960s to the outrageous degree that many states are now paying social services recipients to continue having babies. “Have another baby and get increased welfare.”

But this is the first time in our history that a president has so openly and boldly used these strategies to impose policies the public clearly doesn’t want.

Now the Obama FCC is talking about circumventing Congress and the Court by slotting the Internet into Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, an antiquated statute drafted for public broadcasters in 1934, thus going through the backdoor in an attempt to regulate broadband use.

If Obama accomplishes his designs on the Internet he will have effectively taken the first giant step in controlling the future of communications in the United States. Think 1940s Perón Argentina. Think 2010 Venezuela.

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  1. and….O’Reilly doesn’t think he’s a Socialist? Oh yes, he knows,, he just panders to the middle left, gotta keep those ratings….
    Don, this is one scary leader! Thank God for the Tea Party’s and Beck, but I still have friends that just don’t care. One told me that it may be putting her head in the sand but she is just going to live and let live….with no knowledge of who she is voting for…..I really hope she doesn’t vote!

    • The scariest thing of all is that he can be reelected. If he’s done this in just one year of his first term, imagine what he would do in a second term without having to worry about voters.

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