Does a spider give control of her web to other arachnids that have contributed nothing towards its creation? The question is absurd for creatures in the insect world, but in the human domain it has become a topic of discussion. To be sure, it is not a controversy concerning the control of a spider’s web, but of the World Wide Web. For now, a decision was made in favor of the United States keeping control of the internet’s technical and addressing systems. This is as it should be considering the Internet was invented and developed in the United States, but there are
nations including China, Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia [which have and still are] pushing for the UN to be given control of the net.
Are we to turn over our technology to a bumbling and corrupt United Nations which would allow dictator and terror states to have a stake in how the Web is controlled? Nations like Iran whose stated goal is to follow
“the citizens from birth to death, ensuring their health, education, well-being and leisure. It will guide them as to what to read and write and what “cultural products” to consume so as not to be contaminated by Western ideas.”?
Or nations like Saudi Arabia which is a master state of censorship?
Of the estimated 2.2 million Internet users in the Kingdom, the majority regularly try to access forbidden or indecent material, Arab News has learned.
“Of those who log on to the Internet, 92.5 percent are trying to access a website that, for one reason or another, has been blocked,” said Dr. Mishaal Al-Kadhi, acting general manager of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
KACST is not only the Internet gateway for the Kingdom but also acts as a filter for unsuitable material. The official said that pornographic material was one of the main items on the city”s “black list” which also includes gambling, terrorism and politics as well as anything contrary to Islamic beliefs.
If the United Nations and its minion terror-states have their way, the spider will be booted out and the international community will assume control of her magnificent web. This is nothing more than a blatant attempt to hijack American ingenuity, an intrusion always to be resisted.
Let us remain vigilant of our rights.
**NOTE** This article contributed to this blog posting.