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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

U.S. to retain oversight of Web. How odd!

What kind of world we have to put up with is reflected in this article from the Washington Times: U.S. to retain oversight of Web, by Dan Caterinicchia, November 16, 2005.

Efforts to replace U.S. oversight of the Internet with an international committee were defeated yesterday during U.N.-sponsored meetings. Hundreds of government, nonprofit and industry delegates meeting at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia, agreed to establish a new international forum to discuss Internet issues, but it would not have any policy-making power.

More than 11,000 government, business and civic leaders are in Africa for the three-day summit, which was scheduled to officially begin today and is focused on identifying ways to bridge the global "digital divide" between technology haves and have-nots. But the potential fight over future Internet governance dominated the preparatory sessions. (Emphases mine)

Some things just cry out, nay, scream out. The verdammt UN holds some meeting to decide what to do with our property. That makes me wonder if they were emboldened by the SCOTUS Kelo decision. Next, they hold it, where? In that bastion of freedom, Tunisia, another Islamic cloaca.

Well, at least one Congressman got it right:

Rep. John T. Doolittle, California Republican, with two other members of Congress, has introduced a resolution urging that the U.S. remain in charge of the Internet's day-to-day operations. "Whether they call it a 'board' or a 'forum,' it's clear that the ultimate goal of the U.N. is still to wrest control of the Internet," Mr. Doolittle said last night.

That there could even be a question ought to enrage Americans. That we even sat down with these third world reprobates ought to enrage us even more. Our internet is NOT NEGOTIABLE.

These days, it is not easy to tell who is in the asylum and who is out, much less who is running it.


  • At Wed Nov 16, 02:46:00 PM PST, Blogger John Sobieski said…

    It's not about the deprived not having equal opportunity on the Internet. It's all about war and who gets to unplug the domain name of any country it is at war with. That is why the Islamic countries want to take that control away from the US. The EU is along for the ride. Our friends, the EU. Who needs enemies?

    Everybody knows this but no one will say that is the real issue.

  • At Fri Nov 18, 06:59:00 AM PST, Blogger George Mason said…

    Hi Axis,

    That notion "about the deprived not having equal opportunity" has been playing successfully for a long time, so it makes a handy rationale. The real stuff is exactly what you have identified as well as the real enemies. We live in times made perilous because of the lack of moral certainty pervading our country, and this ties our tongues as you said: "Everybody knows this but no one will say that is the real issue."

    The first rule of survival should be: DO NOT BE YOUR OWN ENEMY. This should be obvious since there are so many out there who want the honor of being our enemy. One implementation of this rule would be never to participate in any meetings where the so-called "have nots" want you to justify why you, a "have," should not be eaten for lunch.


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