Guys, seriously - does every discussion have to turn into a battle?

On 10 August 2014 18:00, Anirudh S. Bhati <> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Jens Best <> wrote:
According to the press Patricio Lorente, member of the Foundation's board, said:

"Access to information is a basic human right. If net neutrality is hurting a human right, we have to rethink net neutrality."

Haven't heard such a single-sided, unbalanced and self-righteous statment for a while.

So, people standing for net neutrality are now became enemies of basic human rights in the understanding of the foundation. - Well, if this low level of discussion is reached, I guess it doesn't make sense to discuss the subject with the foundation at all.

Last I checked, "self-righteous" could be used to describe the advocacy of a one-size-fits-all solution implemented in an absolutist fashion without regard to the rights and interests of those who would be most affected by it, i.e. the owners of private property.

You like "net neutrality"?  Go buy your Internet access from a company that promises to adhere to those principles.  Or better yet, raise some money and start your own infra and ISP business.  Don't force others to play by your rules - that would be self-righteous.

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