November 26, 2012

The UN is Going Rogue, Aims To Bring Free Internet Under Global Totalitarian Control

Barbarians are at the Internet Gates, seeking to get into the palace of knowledge and intellectual freedom under the camouflage of global governance.

"Put simply, give the UN the web kill switch and we can kiss the Internet as we know it goodbye." - Simon Kent, "UN agency wants to control the Internet."

 "The self-regulating Internet means no one has to ask for permission to launch a website, and no government can tell network operators how to do their jobs. The arrangement has made the Internet a rare place of permissionless innovation." - L. Gordon Crovitz, "The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attack."

"There is a new Reformation taking place throughout the world, led by electronic communication technology. It is not being commented on by the nightly news, nor written about in the mainstream media. But if you understand the trends and look closely, you can see it playing out every day in every part of human culture. It is already convulsing the world. Out of these labor pains a new and freer society is being born." - Anthony Wile, "Electronic Publishing and the Internet Reformation."

"The International Telecommunications Union(ITU) is an agency of the United Nations responsible for international information and communication technologies regulations. The ITU has 193 member countries. They are meeting in Dubai to revise the International Telecommunications Regulations treaty for the first time in decades. The treaty regulates how telephone and other telecommunications traffic is exchanged internationally." - Ken Hanly, "ITU meeting in Dubai in December to revise Internet regulations."

 "Obviously, countries like the U.S. can – and regularly do – ignore the U.N. and there is no reason why any Western democracy needs sign up to a global Internet authority. But the nightmare won’t necessarily stop there. We might then face a great divide among Internet users, with one half of the planet carrying on as before and the other half obeying ITU regulations, leading to separate, tightly controlled, localized Internets, much as we already see in China and soon in Iran – and all under the United Nations’ umbrella of respectability." - Conrad Jaeger, "Techtivist Report: A Pivotal Moment for Internet Freedom."