Thursday, July 21, 2005

United Nuttiness

"While the formal proposal from a U.N. working group will be released July 18, it's already clear what it will contain. A preliminary summary of governmental views claims there's a 'convergence of views' supporting a new organization to oversee crucial Internet functions, most likely under the aegis of the United Nations or the International Telecommunications Union.
Beyond the usual levers of diplomatic pressure and public kvetching, Brazil and China could choose what amounts to the nuclear option: a fragmented root. At issue is who decides key questions like adding new top-level domains, assigning chunks of numeric Internet addresses, and operating the root servers that keep the Net humming. Other suggested responsibilities for this new organization include Internet surveillance, 'consumer protection,' and perhaps even the power to tax domain names to pay for 'universal access.' "Will the U.N. run the Internet? | Perspectives | CNET

I haven't read much about the UN wanting to take over the internet functions but see this as another way in which the UN wants to usurp authority from the USA. The more I read about the UN and the number of governments that do not offer freedom to their people wanting to take over my freedoms, the more I believe it is time for the nations to un-unite, go home and let us take back our real estate at Turtle Bay. Once that is achieved, let an organization of only those countries striving for democratic governments to begin using those facilities. Partisans attack our Patriot Act because they say it infringes on our civil liberties despite the dearth of evidence that this has been used against law abiding citizens while at the same time supporting the corrupt UN who wants to have the right to do internet surveillance. Somehow I feel a lot more threatened by that then by the Patriot Act.

1 comment:

  1. That's all it is, you know -- the UN wanting to take something that works away from the US. Total jealously and attempts to seize power. It is more and more becoming the US against the jealous world.