The government IS the crowd funded community pool. That’s literally the whole point of collecting taxes. If you just do it voluntarily outside of that, the only difference is now the money is controlled by that particular group of private individuals instead of an established corporation. i.e.: just another corporation. People can’t afford their own internet bills already anyway, where the hell are they getting this money to benevolently crowd fund a private option that they won’t see a dime from?
The community is fucking broke because we’re being robbed by corporations. If we could do this shit we would’ve done it already, but we can’t because we work all day for these corporations and they suck up the surplus wealth that we would use to do that. You’re not looking at logistics here.
EDIT: LMAO thread locked wow. No wonder political discussion is banned here. And people call us the snowflakes that can’t handle dissenting opinions…
Anyway, instead of feeding into the trolling that this thread devolved into (because we can actually have mature discussions when we try guys) I’ll end by editting my responses to various comments into this one.
Regulations would be enforced either privately or publically, whether the democratic state existed or not. Instead of mandates and protocols though to ensure quality access to the full spectrum internet a libertarian internet will be wrapped up with paywalls, ads and internet content packages (and yes, that includes local start-up ISPs who will be forced to exist in an already oligopolized ecosystem). Those will be the free market regulations: Whether you can afford access or not. Those without money will not be entitled to free speech, because in the eyes of the market, those without money have no demand for free speech or web presence. People who are lucky enough to have “cool” local ISPs will be the only benefactors while the rest of internet users suffer who have to deal with the mega-ISPs.
Also, there’s no incentive to take away bandwidth caps, even if you’re a start up. Literally none. Why would any business in their right mind cut into their own margins like that? The whole point of capitalism is to make more money, not less. Investors would take their money and run. Once they’ve established bandwidth caps, they’re not going away. Just because you’re getting together “small time” local investors doesn’t change that dynamic.
And yes. it isn’t surprising what-so-ever that a socialist would want to nationalize an industry to be run democratically and accountably. That’s kinda what we fight for. That’s how you ensure political representation, by expanding democracy to industry so that people are stakeholders too. Political decisions don’t just happen in washington. They happen when people work and try to access resources too, like the internet.
You probably got banned from those groups because going into a socialist group and posting “communism death tolls” is like posting flat-earther shit in a science subreddit and expecting people to take you seriously when all you’re doing is posting verifiably false propaganda and trolling. If your arguments are anything like your low-effort sanders meme, then you aren’t contributing to a conversation, you’re just there to patronize people.