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Net Neutrality? More Like Desperate for Money.

Part one of two of a reflection on human greed and the lack of sympathy that's becoming evident in our country.

Alexus Deines, Staff Writer

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In case you haven’t heard about the recent news of Net Neutrality, allow me to explain. FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to destroy our net neutrality, which is how the Internet works now and how it has always been. Destroying the neutrality laws will prohibit a quick visit on Google to ask a simple question. Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and all other apps and internet sites will be restricted unless you pay money. Just imagine logging into Youtube and it says, “Sorry, you can’t access this site because you haven’t paid for the premium package of your internet service provider,” or only being able to use Bing or Yahoo because that’s what your service provider uses; our web surfing would be dictated.

This will affect everyone. If this is passed, I know for a fact my family could not afford it. If internet service providers become too expensive and if we have to pay for too many things, my family would not have internet anymore. If we can’t afford a $25 field trip when in ruts, then how could we afford more expensive internet? My family is not the only one struggling with money, there are many people I know that have this same financial problem.

It pains me to know how greedy people can become. I would like to think that the human population is above profit, but it seems I am proven wrong everyday. Every second, greedy businessmen come up with ideas to further benefit themselves instead of those who actually struggle day and night.

There are kids out in the world in poverty, with parents on the brink of divorce, or are homeless and live on the streets. I am sure there are kids like this who go to Broomfield High School, yet no one seems to notice them. Are we blind to those in need because we are too caught up in our own worlds, or are we just as selfish as those greedy businessmen and just don’t care?

Yes, we can be better than Ajit Pai, but it seems that the greed and selfishness he has we share with him, but in more nominal forms. For example, I hate sharing my food and will cut anyone who tries to take it; one of my friends refuses to share anything with anyone. Another example would be lending money to someone and expecting them to pay us back. Sometimes we may even become violent to have our precious green paper back.

Now, those examples I gave are an, “obviously I wouldn’t share my food and of course I expect my money back!” but so would a businessman. They are human too, like us; sure, they’re usually human garbage, but human nonetheless. I still believe the human population can be better than profit, even though I am proven wrong everyday, but I hold fast to the hope that this world can pull its act together and not come up with such desperate attempts for money like net neutrality repeals.

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