The United States President Barack Obama just quietly handed over what is essentially complete control over the internet to the United Nations. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN will no longer be controlled by the United States.
Instead complete control over the comings and goings of the internet will now be handled by the United Nations. This is the wonderful organization that brought us things like drug scheduling, the drug war, promotion of censorship and global warming initiatives to name a few. The United Nations is composed of foreign powers like China who shamelessly censors and suppresses information from their own people via the internet. These member nations will all have a say over what will or will not be allowed to exist on the internet now.
What is ICANN?
ICANN stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.ICANN is a non-profit organization that is in charge of maintaining and coordinating the Internet, namely the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the Domain Name System (DNS).
ICANN may not sound like a big deal to some people, but it provides the structure and backbone that the internet depends on to operate. It assigns domain names and IP addresses to every machine connected to the internet so that they are able to send and receive data. If ICANN decides to for some reason unregister your name or IP address, you simply would not be able to even access the internet.
Goodbye Internet We Once Knew, Hello Global Censorship
Some people act like the notion of handing over ICANN to a globalist entity like the United Nations is no big deal. These people are clueless. The United Nations has made absolutely no bones about its intention to censor free speech and institute a global system of governance on the world. Some people think global governance would be a good thing, I disagree strongly.
In order for a global system of governance to work, the first order of business would be to control the flow of information on the internet. This move is the beginning of global internet governance in the guise of copyright law enforcement and “ethical journalism”.
What Can We Expect to Come From the ICANN DEAL?
Imagine an internet where most of the content is restricted to a handful of massive corporations web presence (think facebook, google, amazon but bigger). In the interest of what is called ethical journalism not just anyone would be able to have a website, you would need a lisence for that. And if you did have a website you would not be able to just link to other websites because that would violate copyright laws and you would lose your licence. So what you might say “I don’t have a website”, even users would need an internet ID to have access to the internet.
Things Will Never Be the Same
What should have been a renaisance will now be little more than a kind of digital ghetto in the dark ages. It is no mistake that this deal was quietly pushed under the radar in the midst of an election that is distracting everyone. Most people lack the technical knowledge to realize what is happening, but eventually they will get it. By then it will be to late.