I am really, REALLY disappointed in the FCC’s decision to kill Net Neutrality. Congress still has the power to overturn it, but… will they?
I hope this doesn’t sound too Negative Nancy, but from what I’ve seen, people in power don’t listen to those without it, and they don’t care about anything that doesn’t benefit them or their immediate families directly.
I’ve seen this happen in all leadership, good and bad. People can’t help but help themselves. So when it comes to money vs. ethics, or money vs. democracy, they choose money. Over and over again.
That’s the difference between power and leadership. Power is greed, fed by fear and a desperate desire for safety. Leadership is compassion, empathy, and the willingness to not only listen to the poor, downtrodden, and weak, but to take action on their behalf.
At the end of the day, it’s a choice. Leadership is scary. Power is safe. Leadership looks to righteousness and justice. Power looks to party lines. Which would you choose?
But back to Net Neutrality — what can we do?
Well, we can call those in power (e.g., our Congressfolks) and plead with them to see things our way. That is the option — the course of action — that we’ve been allocated as mere citizens. So do it.
But the question remains: what decision will the powerful make?