And so does the US Left. Though our Democrat Party is still playing it a little more coy.
Behold – from the Olde Country:
“Britain’s opposition Labour Party plans to nationalise BT’s broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power, making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise….
“The announcement by Labour, which is currently lagging Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in opinion polls ahead of the Dec. 12 election, sent BT’s shares down as much as 3.7%, wiping nearly half a billion pounds off its market value.
“Labour plans to nationalise Openreach – the fixed-line network arm of the country’s biggest broadband and mobile phone provider – as well as parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer to create a ‘British Broadband’ public service.
“‘A Labour government will make broadband free for everybody,’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a speech. ‘This is core infrastructure for the 21st century. I think it’s too important to be left to the corporations.’”
So Britain’s Leftist Party – has gone irrevocably crazy. And full Communist.
A devolution – they share with the US Left.
The US Left – embodied by our Democrat Party – has been this open about being this Communist…on more and more policies.
A mere decade ago – when our Leftists were jamming Obamacare down our throats – they were exceedingly coy about government-only medicine. By that I mean – they lied their faces off.
A mere decade later….
The US-British juxtaposition here is: The British government has already completely seized their health care system.
And the British health care system – draws fluid rapidly through a straw.
Doctors’ desire to not do government medicine – criss-crosses the Atlantic.
Which is why the Left demands government seize all things private. We simply can not have free people making free choices.
And just as in Britain, here in the US where you have government medicine – you have uber-failure.
We have tried government broadband too. A whole lot, actually. Guess how that’s gone?
“For decades, local governments have made promises of faster and cheaper broadband networks. Unfortunately, these municipal networks often don’t deliver or fail, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Explore the map to learn about the massive debt, waste and broken promises left behind by these failed government networks.”
Britain’s Leftists should take our government broadband failures to heart. But of course – they won’t. Because – they’re Leftists.
Our Leftists won’t either.
“Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota…called Wednesday for major investments in broadband deployment….”
But we already know how this will go. Because we’ve already seen how this has gone. On government broadband – and government medicine.
But Leftists everywhere – remain steadfastly impervious to facts.
And on our Internet, our Leftists want to go – where Britain’s Leftists are now looking to go. Total government seizure.
Behold – a US Leftist:
“(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”
That US Leftist is Robert McChesney – an avowed Marxist and college professor (please pardon the redundancy).
McChesney co-founded a Communist public policy outfit called Free Press.
And our Leftist elected officials – LOVE Communist outfit Free Press.
“Free Press is mentioned repeatedly in the FCC document. Most of the references are found in footnotes which cite comments by Free Press activists supporting more internet regulation.”
Craig Aaron is Free Press’ General Secretary – oops, I mean President and CEO. What’s he have to say about government broadband?
An idea Democrats LOVE.
Regulating the Internet as a public utility – is one tiny step away from doing what Leftists on both sides of the Atlantic want to do.
Have government seize the private Internet from the private people who created and built it.
For what Britain’s Labour Party is now publicly demanding.
For what our domestic Leftists have long been longing.
It is only a matter of time before our Democrat Party – goes where Britain’s Labour Party has gone.
No one paying any attention at all – can think this assessment unreasonable.
No one paying any attention at all – can think this outcome anything but inevitable.
This first appeared in Red State.