Now America Wants To Wage Another War -- A War On The World Wide Web
Blooming brilliant, ain't it?
It's simply Sod's law, some may say.
After blogger being well and truly buggered for the last few days, finally it limps back to life, and what do we find to be the first piece we have to publish after it's absence?
Bloody bad news --- with a couple of capital Bs.
The United States of America now warns the world that it wants to wage yet another war -- a war on the world wide web!
Yep, you read that right.
US politico-pricks are planning an attack on the internet itself.
Can you say shock and awe?
Some smart players say that sooner or later it was certain to happen;that it was merely a matter of time.
Well, we say, it should not be allowed to happen.
Never. Ever. Not at any time at all.
Hit this BBC link to see some more of what we're alerting you too.
But first, read the horrible headline.
Defeat for net neutrality backersSo, can you help?
US politicians have rejected attempts to enshrine the principle of net neutrality in legislation.
Can you call your own local politco?
Can you let him or here know what they're letting themselves in for if they meekly go along with this idea?
Can you make it clear to them as to how many millions of votes they'll miss out on unless they rapidly revert to representing the people, rather than the people's oppressors?
Maybe more to the point -- will you?
Because it's our own firm belief that if this actually is allowed to happen, then it truly is the end of civilization as we've all come to know it.
And we're neither joking nor exaggerating.
That's the honest to God , plain and simple way that This Old Brit and Richard see it.