It is by now common knowledge that the United Nations, which is now all but controlled by a mafia of pretty ugly dictators, would really, really, genuinely love to control the Internet. Control, in this case, is defined as (a) forcing people to pay for using the Internet at all and, above all, (b) shutting up any critics of their regimes. Now comes the rapidly re-Sovietizing Russia, with the ever-Stalinist China (h/t Via Meadia), suggesting that
Hmmm. Determination of the necessary requirements. Whose, the dictators’?
Anyway, at this point, any shift of control over the Internet into the hands of those who want to control it for their own purposes still requires unanimous consent. Moreover, the U.S. is still on record opposing such a shift, and would presumably veto any such vote.
But let’s assume that Obama, a convinced globalist and dedicated anti-American, wins a second term. My sense is that U.S. resistance against UN control of the Internet would become very conditional. After all, Obama also has a major interest in shutting up his critics, all of whom use the Internet liberally (no pun intended).
Regardless of how things develop in the near term, one thing is for certain. Those who want to choke off the Internet will never stop trying. And so I say that, just to be sure that free and free-thinking people can still communicate and exchange ideas easily and without fear, it’s time to start planning for the eventuality that the UN/globalist thugs will succeed. And that means having another robust, global data exchange system that is independent of the any and all thugocrats, stashed away in our back pockets and waiting to be activated the moment the Internet dies.