Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Another UN Attempt At Internet Control

The NY Sun posts a piece from former FCC commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth concerning internet governance. It appears that the Commerce Department and ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) have agreed to continue the oversight of the internet for at least three more years.

Of course the genocidaires at the Turtle Bay Tyranny Society will be very angry at that. "Ironically, but not coincidentally, later this month the United Nations will convene for the first time the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in Athens. That forum will look at a wide range of Internet governance issues that may not closely align with the views of either the American government or Icann." Sounds benign doesn't it? Nobody wants a crazy quilt of rules and regulations governing internet access. However, the blood stained hands of the usual suspects will be in attendance.

Most people don't care who "governs" the internet as long as their naughty pix and videos are still available. Considering the whole history of UN attempts to seize control of the latest way for people to communicate, everyone should be concerned. The rotten fruit of all UN ventures should be a warning. The thugs and murderers who belong to that organization would love to have it control the internet. Access to free information would be stifled. No matter what high flown rhetoric is put out, the free exchange of ideas would be gone. Information showing the true faces of the evildoers who oppress many countries would be unavailable. Uncounted numbers of people would be thrust into darkness. Banning or severely restricting access serves no one but killers. Unfortunately for America, those are exactly the people who would control the internet. Let's hope our government stays strong and refuses to surrender its oversight.

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