In my previous post, I talked of things that will happen under an Obama presidency. Let me now switch gears and discuss a few things that won’t happen.
Net Neutrality as it should be
As it is envisioned, net neutrality is supposed to make it so internet service providers do not block content. It is also supposed to prevent the government from imposing censorship. It is the latter part that will not happen. Why do I say that? Remember which party was involved in trying to censor rock album lyrics? It was Tipper Gore and the Democrats who attempted that. Who was the primary sponsor of the anti-child pornography bill, to restrict minor’s access to porn? Senator James J Exon, a Democrat from Nebraska was the primary sponsor. (For those who do not know, Senator Exon was also the primary sponsor that created the Internet…not Al Gore, who was just a co-sponsor). Which candidate is in the back pocket of RIAA and MPAA? Obama, who I expect will force any net neutrality bill to include an exception for bit torrent traffic: the exact protocol trying to be freed up by many of those proposing net neutrality. As such, we will not achieve true net neutrality under Obama.
Slowdown of jobs going overseas
As in my previous article, businesses are going to have to make a choice in either raising prices or else reducing costs to pay for Obama’s tax increases. A number of companies, including Obama supporters like Google, are eyeing Europe and specifically Ireland for facilities. These will increase in size as the tax burden rises, causing a high tech job drain far greater than what India’s call centers have provided.
Decrease in obesity in poor families
The more food prices increase, the more people forsake good meals for cheap, fat-filled meals. Despite efforts by Obama’s allies to ‘punish’ fast food for the obesity epidemic, it will only get worse as the price of food goes up.
Major scientific breakthroughs by the United States
For the next few years, as R&D budgets are cut by companies, and price controls imposed on things like medical products through universal health care, the amount of progress towards scientific breakthroughs will slow. Europe and China, however, are poised to take over in this area. With India now looking towards manned space missions to the moon, China well on its way towards that goal, the European space station and advances there all will dwarf our accomplishments in these areas. Frankly, with the amount of money Obama will be spending on his social engineering experiment, NASA will be nearly depleted.
Many who look at our school system realize government interference and dependence on the teacher’s union have been an abject failure. Throwing more money at the problem will only make it worse. Add to that a major falacy behind socialism/communism: to have enough people to work in certain jobs, if you are not providing incentives for them to join the workforce, you will have to force people into those jobs. Yes, this is honestly why liberals want illegal immigrants because any attempt to force people to take the menial jobs would cause a civil war. I believe it was Brave New World that had the education system that preselected your career. I know that Futurama’s first episode was entirely about this, where people are ‘chipped’ to determine what career they can become. This is the only way true socialism, the removal of ‘greed’, and all the other buzzwords of liberalism can come into being. Education scores will continue to fall, and the teacher’s union will push to try and eliminate home schooling as an alternative. This is the ‘dumbing down’ of America many conservatives talk about. Meanwhile, Europe and especially Asia will rise, adding to the scientific progress mentioned above.
I realize I am being a pessimist. But all of these, and many more, will come to pass by electing someone whose entire vision is ‘Hope and Change’. His change will be for the worst, and the worst possible scenarios are not something I really want to live through.
So, please America, listen to me and others like me who see through the smokescreen. Do not vote for Obama. If, for some reason, you feel you cannot vote for McCain, vote for Barr. Do not vote for the dissolution of our way of life by voting for Obama.
Tags: Education, Election 2008, Net Neutrality, Obama, Obesity, Science