Dec. 15, 2017

Nothing but Net

So…be honest. Am I a horrible person if I think repealing net neutrality is a good thing? In a nutshell and based on my limited understanding, those who use the Internet most will be charged more. Is that a problem? Well, besides the fact that those who end up paying more won’t be happy.

Doesn’t the saying, “You get what you pay for,” come into play here?

And, while we are talking about play, why shouldn’t I pay more if I play more? Makes sense to me.

(I suddenly lost popularity among the under-40 group. That is if I ever was popular with them in the first place.  <smile>)

Doesn’t common sense make sense at times? If you are going to use the Internet as the entertainment capital of your world, shouldn’t you pay for usage? I mean, let’s be honest. It costs an adult more to go to a movie theater than it does a child. Isn’t that normal and expected?

If I choose to not go to the movie theater and wait for the movie to come out on cable, I save money. Right? I think supply and demand comes into play here.

Hey, look at it this way – if we must pay more, maybe we will play less. Just maybe, we will put our phones, tablets, and laptops down and actually have a social life that doesn’t involve media.

Perhaps our real anger is that the government finally made a decision on something? We seem to enjoy this get-nothing-done phase in American history.

Now, I’m really a dinosaur with my kids and grandkids. Trump supporters don’t like me very much either. I’m really bothered about how my kids and grandkids feel.  <wink>

For those who think I do not have a legitimate thought unless its backed with scripture, how about this one:

Well, then, Jesus said, ‘give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.’ His reply completely amazed them.” Mark 12:17