cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The United Nations is after control of the Internet. The ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names) is based in Los Angeles and has controlled the Internet for years. The UN seems to think it ought to have that control and make everything more equal, etc., etc. China and Russia are allied to try to make this happen during a conference going on in Dubai.
Our State department representative at the conference says that the U.S. will not try to control the agenda since “We don’t want to come across like we’re preaching to others.”
Is this yet another Obama Administration move to make us less a power in the world? Why would we want to relinquish our control over something we built and over which there has been parity and sharing of information?
Would this be of benefit to Russia and China? Of course it would be since it would tilt the power of controlling the Internet in their direction at our expense. Maybe it would also give them the ability to deprive their citizens of full access thereby creating more absolute control over those citizens.
A fear of mine, and I presume of others, has been that the Obama Administration seems bent on making us less the leader of the world community and more like every other country. The insidious moves of this nature seem less than dangerous as they occur one at a time over extended periods. But ultimately taken in total might well paint a very different picture.
We have, I believe, seen these kinds of actions in the first term and there are far fewer checks and balances in a second term. There is no need to be concerned about gaining another term (unless you are of the group that thinks there might be a third term for this Administration) since President Obama will never have to gain another vote. He will have accomplished what supposedly he set out to do.
He has not shown any hesitancy at creating a system of czars that were appointed by him without any congressional oversight. If we think he wouldn’t use his power in this manner, we might very well wake up four years from now recognizing just how wrong we were. Better to be suspicious today than sorry tomorrow when it comes to this group of politicians.
The seeming mantra that ‘we’re no better than anyone else’ is not what I hold to be true of our country; we are better than any other country and we prove it over and over again.