UN: We Are the World (Wide Web)
Get ready, world: The folks who brought you the oil-for-food program are about to vote themselves control of the Internet.
This drama unfolds starting November 16, as 10,000 people from 70 countries are expected to pour into Tunis, Tunisia, for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which is organized by the ITU, a UN agency. There, countries like Russia, China and Iran will insist that the United States surrender control of the Domain Name System. An international network, they will argue, deserves international control.
I'm having one of those "Michael Savage days" where I'm just not sure if I can take it anymore. I know what I would do if the government came to take my house to give it to someone else, (defend it with my life) or if a teacher gave a sex survey to my kids (pull them out of school and make it my life's mission to get the teacher fired, school board fired, superintendent fired...) but what can I do if the UN gets the internet?
The whole reason the internet works so well is that no government body is involved. Why doesn't Bush throw the UN out of this country?
The only bioethical issue that I am willing to support is something, anything, to bring Senator McCarthy back to life so that he can rally true Americans to fight against the subversive forces within our own borders.