You’ve heard her name. You might even have seen a film about her. But do you know the whole story of Margaret Thatcher – where she came from, what she stood for, and the impact she had on Great Britain and the world? Renowned historian Niall Ferguson explains how the Iron Lady earned her status as one of the most important and influential women of the 20th century.
Few noticed that a significant erosion of liberty took place this week in a room in Washington where three Democrat party commissars voted to classify the internet as a public utility.
This means that over the next few years, slowly, almost imperceptibly, the federal government will levy increasingly heavy taxes on the internet. In ways both subtle and flagrant, internet content will be heavily influenced by Washington bureaucrats. Keep in mind that the internet is becoming indistinguishable from TV or even the movie screen. Thus, the greatest tool of propaganda—American movies—will, over the next few years, fall under the shadow of federal regulations.
The internet has been one of the greatest engines of innovation and free market capitalism since the invention of the printing press. The truth is, if the government had controlled the internet from the outset we’d still be using dial-up to get a slow-poke connection.
Of course, the Democrats understand that to control the internet is to control the message, which is what’s needed in order to centralize power. And the postmodern Democrat party is all about the exercise of raw power in order to establish a soft tyranny of the very highly paid whose mission is to redistribute every one else’s wealth and foster the illusion of liberty and equality.
We have gone from ObamaCare to ObamaNet.
And on that cheery note, let’s look at some moments in time that will, hopefully, brighten your weekend.
Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013), one of Britain’s most consequential Prime Ministers, passed away yesterday. She took a bankrupt country, a country in the death grip of socialist policies, and restored the basics of free market capitalism, while bravely defying thuggish unions that had turned the streets of Great Britain into garbage dumps.
When looking back at the genius of Margaret Thatcher, Seraphic Secret is struck by her ability to articulate coherent Conservative ideas in a way that anyone can understand.
More than anything, we, American Conservatives, need such articulate political figures.