I still remember the day when I heard that Sandy Koufax refused to pitch a World Series opening game because it was Yom Kippur.
It was, to say the least, something of a shock. We, baseball mad yeshiva kids, knew that the great Southpaw was a Jew from Bensonhurst, but we also knew that he was not observant. In fact, Koufax never even had a Bar Mitzvah. Shock was quickly replaced by pride as this assimilated Jewish superstar made a very public stand for, what we saw as, Torah values.
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.
Every week brings news that is at once shocking, and yet painfully familiar as Islamist barbarians rampage across the globe inflicting untold tortures and outrages. And yet, at the same time, Obama and the lapdog media insist that Islam is being misunderstood. You see, Islamist monsters are really “extremist zealots.”
Question: Why do millions of Muslims seem to misunderstand Islam?
This simple question is never posed because the very question concedes that a central core of Islam is piously devoted to violent, racist, Jew-hating, Christian-hating, theocratic fascism.
Obama and the Democrats prefer to demonize Benjamin Netanyahu, the democratically elected of the Jewish State.
Obamacare colonized the very flesh of the American people. Now, Obama, and the Democrat-Socialists through the FCC, are about to nationalize the Internet.
Big Brother is here.
But ignore Big Brother. You are getting, ahem, free stuff.
A few photos to help us get through the next few days.