"...for the great problems, granting that they let themselves be grasped at all, do not let themselves be held by toads and weaklings..."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

You Fool!

If you are reading this on-line, you are on the internet, and you probably paid for the access. You work, make choices where to spend your money, and you chose to pay for internet access? Didn’t you know that you have “…a fundamental right to have access universally to information?" The mayor of San Francisco says so.

"This is a civil rights issue as much as anything else," Gavin Newsom also stated. My, how the civil rights movement has morphed.

It makes you wonder about the absurdity used to define issues. A civil rights issue, really? And, on the list of providing basic necessities, shouldn’t water, food, clothing, shelter (San Francisco has too many homeless), electricity be a bit higher on the list than internet access? Does he consider those to be fundamental rights, or just access to the internet? The internet is nice, but most would agree that we could live without the internet long before we would give up basic necessities — or perhaps we should say “other” basic necessities.


"My intent is to have the taxpayers pay little or nothing." Do they get to choose whether it is little or nothing? And, remember, he wants to be judged on his intent, because that is all that really matters, right?


Next civil/fundamental rights issue: Air travel, at little or no cost to taxpayers, to broaden cultural experiences.


posted at 08:39:51 on 10/12/05 by clearpolitics - Category: Economics - [Permalink]

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