Everybody take a knee. No, we’re not protesting the Stars and Stripes. But it’s time for some real talk. If you have such strong opinions about the FCC Chairman that you’re willing to threaten his life, you ought to check yourself. You may also be a leftist douche. Probably both.
Likely, a lot from column B.
Yesterday, CES announced that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai would no longer be appearing at the trade show where he was scheduled to take part in a conversation with FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen. No reasons were given by CES or the FCC at the time for the sudden change in plans, but Recode now reports that the cancellation is due to Pai receiving death threats. Two FCC sources said the threats were the cause and that law enforcement had become involved with the issue.
Pai has come under fire for a number of the decisions he’s made since taking over as chairman, but none have garnered as much negative attention as his rollback of net neutrality protections. Pai has stated that he and his family have been threatened both in public and online and he and the rest of the FCC were forced to briefly suspend their December 14th vote on the net neutrality rollbacks after a bomb threat was issued.
I’m not even entire sure how I’m able to communicate with you right now. I thought the interwebs were going to shut down after Net Neutrality went bye-bye? People were going to drop dead in the streets. Society was going to collapse.
It’s nearly impossible to argue facts in this debate anymore. It’s a nuanced issue, and it’s not like people who support net neutrality don’t have something of a point. At least, as far as a basic conservative vs. liberal debate is concerned.
The problem is the debate is quickly devolving into chaos. On one side, you’ve got people who don’t want the internet regulated by the government. On the other? Paranoid homicidal loons who think we’re in the endtimes.
If those are my two options? My side is clear.