Friday, November 24, 2017

SUPER VILLAIN

Super villains mostly exist in the realm of fiction. But Ajit Pai is one of the most hated people in America for a reason. He has been pilloried in the news, he has even been threatened in real life.

Early this year he clicked undo on Net Neutrality, a viscous attack on the open and free internet, and by extension the free flow of ideas, information and the free press. It was a move supported by no one, except the largest telecoms in the country: AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Spectrum. This week he tore down the legal apparatus that allowed the FCC to protect the internet at all. It is the end of things.

Unsurprisingly, the former Verizon attorney felt no empathy to the actual users of the internet. He lies freely, as only a sociopath can. His video below is so awkward I cringed. Never for a moment does he cop to understanding why he is so despised. In a Vice News interview he recently admitted that the repeal poses a risk to consumers... he just doesn't care.