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Subj: Re: I agree with this, so long as private companies don't become monopolies.
Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 at 09:35:34 pm CST (Viewed 276 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I agree with this, so long as private companies don't become monopolies.
Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 at 01:30:40 pm CST (Viewed 277 times)

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Very well put. Social media is too big to be privately controlled however they see fit. It’s the same thing with internet - congress decided that Verizon must share (net neutrality) all the fiber optics it laid down, even though it was their idea, manpower, and cost.

What if Ford had a monopoly and decided it wouldn’t sell to republicans? These democrats saying that private companies can do whatever they want are slimy and unethical. Which exactly matches my scientific prediction: that democrats are unethical, and that this will continue to be observable in nature.

I agree that Big Tech as a whole need to be broken up, and that the decisions made by Twitter for mass banning were wrong.

However, you should remember, it was largely conservatives that have advocated for companies to have more sway, and less oversight from the government.

Rand Paul... who rightfully complained about his father's Facebook page being blocked... has been one of the biggest proponents of the government having no say in private business. He even advocated for companies to be able to discriminate... because the market would ultimately go against them.

Your point about Democrats decisions coming against them in the future is a fair one, but you seem to be overlooking that this moment is caused by Republicans not having foresight.

Democrats probably will be screwed by these decisions Republicans are getting screwed because of their advocacy for big business, and anti-regulation. Anti-trust is just a severe form of regulation... the thing Republicans kept saying was the road to Stalinism.

They are also the ones that pushed for Citizens United, which allows businesses to be viewed as people, so they could give unlimited donations, under the guise of speech.

Are you more loyal to your party, or beliefs on what parts of human nature cause the problem?

Because if it is the latter, I think your "prediction" is only half done.

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