During the primary election in Arkansas earlier this year I posted an interview with a "NetRoots" operative in which he attacked Black voters in the state for being "unsophisticated" in that they, unlike their White liberal friends around the nation do not browse the Internet to get their political viewpoints. Thus the "NetRoots" operatives were forced to resort to the traditional ground game as they sought to upend Democrat Blanche Lincoln in the Democratic Primary with a more favorable progressive-fundamentalist candidate.
Though they failed at their attempt to get their guy in - they (the Snarling Fox White Liberals) registered yet another attack upon Black people regarding our intelligence and our ability to invest in tools that assist our education and knowledge about the world.
As a seasoned expert in the field of telecommunications - when I listen to the arguments in favor of this amorphous thing called "Net Neutrality" I am not surprised that these actor-vists advancing the notion have to resort to scare tactics. This is because their fears have no technical merit and runs counter to the financial interests of the (evil) telecommunications companies. Their ONLY goal is to have the government "put its boot on the necks of corporations". Period.
Ironically the actions of real world Black people fly in the face of their selling of "The Ignorant Least Of These" meme about Black people.
And of course the scare tactics:
Pure propaganda and "Racism Chasing".
Ironically the "Technology Social Justice Activists" complain that America's Internet is slower than many others around the world fail to see that the agreement between Google and Verizon Communications will provide faster connectivity into Google's data center (per my analysis of what they are attempting to accomplish). Existing Tier 1 Internet backbone providers already have a number of "private peering points" to allow their traffic to flow more efficiently rather than going through the congested "public peering points" where the typical exchanges take place. Their attacks lack technological merit.
The claim that Google is paying their way toward preferential treatment falls on its face. Already Google and other content providers have massive 10 gigabit, etc - connections into Tier 1 backbone providers in proportion to the demand for their content. A smaller content provider that might be serviced from a slower speed circuit and/or a Tier 2 or Tier 3 carrier likely already has a less efficient routing pathway to go through as compared to their larger competitor. They know nothing about Internet routing architectures (I am a CCNP by the way) and thus they have to resort to racial scare tactics.
What better target for drumming up fear than to go to "Ignorant Rural Blacks" and rile them up about their Internet access or lack there of?
According to the Free Press, the core supporters of Net Neutrality are affluent whites, who, have easy access to broadband and understand the issues. Poor, rural African-Americans and women, however, are the demographic that must be influenced in order to build a secure NN support base.
At a time when I see Indian/Pakistani nationals being engaged as skilled application developers and architects as American companies leverage their skills - it is high time we stop exploiting the assumed "poor, ignorant" state of Black Americans and instead engage our people into the development of the skills and competencies necessary to bring forth the next generation of solutions.
While the "you are being done wrong" claims appeal to the short term sentiments of Black people, rest assure that it is not being done for your benefit but instead for the advancement of the Free Press group's IDEOLOGY. Absent some clear 'directed engagements' to increase the competencies of our people, in 20 years we will still be net consumers of services like FaceBook and YouTube, no ability to implement solutions for our own community's benefit.