We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. Mr. McChesney’s agenda? “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies,” he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. “But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”
A year earlier, Mr. McChesney wrote in the Marxist journal Monthly Review that “any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.” Mr. McChesney told me in an interview that some of his comments have been “taken out of context.” He acknowledged that he is a socialist and said he was “hesitant to say I’m not a Marxist.”
Armies always used to take control of the radio stations first
As to the carbs vs. fat question, anyone who's overweight needs to cut their calorie consumption. Best way to start is to eliminate all calories from beverages. Then pay strict attention to portion sizes, at meals and in snacks. Since most of us eat plenty of carbs throughout the day, we can eat a balanced dinner without a serving of bread or pasta or rice or potato.
These simple steps will make it easy to cut calories without forbidding particular foods or food groups.
Regarding the fat issue, I've always held the Bible as an excellent science (and history) book. Call me a religious zealot if you wish. The Bible always described fat as a good thing--I'm not going to look up chapter and verse here--so I knew the "science" would come around eventually.