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Sep 29, 2005 2:41 pm


GLOBALIZATION OF INTERNET CENSORSHIP?



The internet is the most valuable anti-totalitarian weapon developed by the American Defence Department. The Soviet Union collapsed before this ultimate democratic tool came to its own but it remains a most effective tool against the remaining totalitarian and autocratic regimes. Only recently the world was repulsed by the news of Chinese efforts to curtail its indomitable spirit and the big internet servers (especially Yahoo's) craven failure to stand up to them.

Now Bruce Kesler informs us that there are attempts afoot to transfer control of the internet from the US to that the UN. I hope the US administration unites in just saying NO!

Unfortuantely, I am not sure, Condi Rice's second in command, Robert Zoellick, appreciates the importance of this tool any more than Bill Clinton does. How else, can the fact that he failed to mention China's persistant efforts to censor the internet in his recent speech: Whither China: From membership to Responsibility? when he did not only criticize the growth of Chinese military but also its lack of labor unions? Weird.




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