This is a pretty big story, but as usual, the mainstream media is focusing on silly distractions instead of telling you of the enormous threat that Obama’s idiocy has opened us up to. It all has to do with his relinquishing U.S. control of the internet.
When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.
They explain that ICANN needs to be under government control to retain its antitrust exemption. And it had that when it was under control of the U.S. government. But after Obama gives it up, it could seek to be under control of another government entity to keep that anti-trust status.
And guess who wants to take advantage of Obama’s stupidity?
Authoritarian regimes have already proposed Icann become part of the U.N. to make it easier for them to censor the internet globally. So much for the Obama pledge that the U.S. would never be replaced by a “government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.”
Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, called it “simply stunning” that the “politically blinded Obama administration missed the obvious point that Icann loses its antitrust shield should the government relinquish control.”
The WSJ goes on to describe how ICANN has already begun to corrupt their authority by using their power to exact higher fees from those seeking domains. It makes millions of dollars per year based on that business.
Now imagine what the world’s despots might do if they persuade ICANN to place itself under U.N. control? The U.N. has already showed itself to be the global equivalent of Mos Eisley – a wretched hive of scum and villainy more interested in abjuring Israel than in solving the world’s problems.
And they might be in charge of the 2 TRILLION dollars that comprise global internet commerce (estimated for 2016). Do you think they might see this as a great investment to buy off the officials at ICANN who have already shown they like to sell their integrity to the highest bidder?
Once again we’re left with the uneasy question about Obama’s motives – is he just incredibly stupid in allowing our enemies to spread their influence, or is he insidiously doing it on purpose? Charity bids us to believe he’s just an idiot.