5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 6 And the LORD said: ‘Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth; from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Time is running out and once again, in the face of danger, besides wasting time writing the useless letter to their congressmen, the American people seem unable to set up a plan to stop the globalist takeover of the Internet.
Major IT companies such as “Facebook, Google, and Twitter, but also Amazon, Cloudflare, Yahoo and several technology trade organizations” have urged Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the internet’s technical management to the global community.
Given that the Internet is an American invention, it is so far managed by the U.S. Commerce Department, which has primary oversight
“Some Republican lawmakers are trying to block the handover to global stakeholders, which include businesses, tech experts, and public interest advocates, saying it could stifle online freedom by giving voting rights to authoritarian governments.
The years-long plan to transfer oversight of the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is scheduled to occur on Oct. 1 unless Congress votes to block the handover. The California-based corporation operates the database for domain names such as .com and .net and their corresponding numeric addresses that allow computers to connect.
In the Sept. 13 letter, a copy of which had been reviewed by Reuters, the technology companies said it was “imperative” that Congress does not delay the transition.
“A global, interoperable and stable Internet is essential for our economic and national security, and we remain committed to completing the nearly twenty-year transition to the multi-stakeholder model that will best serve U.S. interests,” the letter said.
Other signatories include Amazon, Cloudflare, Yahoo and several technology trade organizations.
Former presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who leads the opposition against the handover, will hold a congressional hearing on Wednesday to review the transition, which he has criticized as a “giveaway of our internet freedom.”