Beeb Discovers Fundamental Human Right to Internet Access

You didn’t need to read up on Obama’s background to know in advance that he is an authoritarian collectivist. All you had to do was pay attention during the debates. When asked whether healthcare is a privilege or a “right,” Chairman Zero promptly answered that it is a “right.”

Healthcare consists of goods and services. To say that you have a “right” to goods and services provided by others, irrespective of whether you pay for them, is an assault on the very concept of rights. Bureaucrats could just as easily declare that everyone has a “right” to free groceries, clothes, and automobiles.

Goods and services consist of our property and our time. What the bureaucrats are really saying when they create phony “rights” is that we do not have a right to our own property and time. These can be confiscated for redistribution at the whim of the State. That is to say, we have no true rights. All we have are privileges masquerading as rights — privileges that can be yanked away by the heavy hand of government at any moment. Whether you choose to call this communism, fascism, “social justice,” or state slavery, it is tyranny in its purest form.

After our rulers have provided us with a “right” to second-rate government healthcare at the expense of our right to own property, what will be next? According to the collectivists at the BBC, the answer is Internet access — for everyone on the planet.

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Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.

The survey — of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries — found strong support for net access on both sides of the digital divide.

Countries such as Finland and Estonia have already ruled that access is a human right for their citizens.

International bodies such as the UN are also pushing for universal net access.

Who will pay for every last shoeless peasant in Uganda to have Internet access? Who do you think?

Of course, Internet access isn’t much good without a computer, so get ready to pay for every last shoeless peasant in Uganda to have a new computer too. But what if they don’t have power for the computer? No matter, American taxpayers can see to it that everyone on earth has power, preferably provided by windmills at exorbitant cost.

Once everyone is online, they’ll be able to see all the other marvelous things that the squishy soft tyrants in the media and UN will soon declare they have a right to at someone else’s expense — until the whole corrupt house of parasitism collapses under the weight of taxes, and we’re all shoeless peasants, with no right even to our own grass huts, which will be confiscated for redistribution if we make them any bigger than any of the other huts.

Soon to be wired for Internet access.

On a tip from UmmahGummah. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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