Ben Carson Babbles About Net Neutrality

Like virtually every other conservative who has commented on it, Ben Carson knows less than nothing about net neutrality. But he knows that the Republican base has been taught to fear it, so he babbled incoherently during an interview with alleged journalist David Brody about it:

When Brody asked Carson for his views about “this whole F.C.C. net neutrality thing,” Carson gave a baffling response that seemed to have nothing to do with net neutrality, which ensures that internet service providers treat all internet content equally, as he suggested that the principle of the open internet somehow will lead to more secrecy and less privacy.

Carson told Brody that President Obama and others want to “impose another level of secrecy and control in the private lives of citizens” through net neutrality, arguing that officials should instead focus on “exploring ways to allow people to do what they want to do, they’ve been doing it for years, so why should we now impose a layer of government control.”

That’s literally gibberish.

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  • StevoR

    Or projection? Or projected gibberish maybe?

  • Mr Ed

    Wait I read this book.

    War is Peace

    Freedom is Slavery

    Ignorance is Strength

    I guess Dr. Carson only wants to make us stronger.

  • alanb

    Like virtually every other conservative who has commented on it, Ben Carson knows less than nothing about net neutrality.

    I suspect that a lot of them know that they are likely get more money from opponents of net neutrality, like Comcast and Verizon than they are from those in favor like the commies at Google. Plus there’s a black man in the White House who is in favor of it.

  • tbp1

    I’ve noticed that outside of his very narrow specialization, in which he was apparently truly gifted, almost anything he says about anything is literally gibberish. I find it impossible to paraphrase many of his utterances in such a way as to figure out what he’s even trying to say. His recent comments about needing religion to verify science is a great example. I honestly don’t have the slightest idea what that was supposed to mean.

  • StevoR

    … principle of the open internet somehow will lead to more secrecy and less privacy.

    Although, in fairness, it is true that paradoxes can happen and some people can be more secret or keep more secrets via the net whilst others are simultaneously robbed of privacy by it.

    Just as technology can take and save lives depending on how it is used. Sometimes some things can have paradoxical and multiple results.

    Not so sure its true in this case but, well, dunno.

  • StevoR

    @tbp1 :

    His recent comments about needing religion to verify science is a great example. I honestly don’t have the slightest idea what that was supposed to mean.

    Hmm? Every science paper needs to have God as co-author? Any science that contradicts teh Bible needs to be rejected because .. God says so via ‘im?

    Religon (his relig one assumes!) is the ultimate umpteen~tuple blind test and referee and has a deciding vote over observed reality becoz, becoz, well just becoz okay?

  • howardhershey

    “he suggested that the principle of the open internet somehow will lead to more secrecy and less privacy.”

    He just figures that all science is like Schroedinger’s cat in some way. As long as you stay ignorant, the contradiction between dead and alive remains unchallenged.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Look, America was founded on the right for you to pay the internet provider for, say, a 3 Mbps connection, for websites to pay the internet provider for their own connections, and then for the internet provider (after getting paid by both ends of the connection) going back to the websites and demanding extra money to guarantee that the website will able to get you at the speed both of you are already paying for.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Carson now regrets his previous babbles about Teh Ghey:

    “… my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.”

    “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation,” he continued, as quoted by CNN. “I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.” …

    … “I simply have decided I’m not going to really talk about that issue anymore,” he told Hannity. “Because every time I’m gaining momentum the liberal press says, ‘Let’s talk about gay rights.’ I’m just not going to fall for that anymore.”

    And, yes folks, Dr C has “formed a presidential exploratory committee”.

  • scienceavenger

    @4 I’ve noticed that outside of his very narrow specialization, in which he was apparently truly gifted, almost anything he says about anything is literally gibberish.

    Well, he did make a sound statemant in defense of vaccines. But in general I agree with you.

    I simply have decided I’m not going to really talk about that issue anymore

    IOW, I’d rather avoid the topic entirely rather than revise my views. Oh, and good luck trying to never talk about a topic again.

  • jnorris

    Net neutrality is evil because convicts in prison choose to not use the internet.

    His recent comments about needing religion to verify science is a great example. I honestly don’t have the slightest idea what that was supposed to mean.

    I think it means he wants all double-blind scientific research to be done on the clergy instead of innocent rats.

  • felidae

    Methinks Benny inhaled too many anesthesia fumes in the OR and it has caused his early-onset dementia