Holding A Bird Too Tightly

Holding a bird too tightly has two likely outcomes: the bird dies or the bird escapes, never to return. That could happen to the Internet if it is not pried out of the claws of USA soon. The same could happen to international commerce and finance.
“post-NSA revelations, the United States has lost its standing as the Internet’s defender. Instead, it has been revealed that as a country we have systematically worked to undermine its encryption, and the inherent privacy that it grants users.
Instead of keeping the Internet safe, we have built an industry designed on its subversion. And now the Internet is ready to break up with us.”

see ICANN, W3C Call For End Of US Internet Ascendancy Following NSA Revelations.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The world is primed to sanction USA for all its insanity: global terrorism, the war on just about everything, spying, failure of its government to budget or even operate and soon, failure of its government to pay its bills. Unfortunately, my country, Canada is welded at the hip to USA and may well be sucked under by the turbulence when USA sinks. I was looking forward to a peaceful retirement but now it looks as though I may have to return to the bush just to survive. Good luck to the rest of you.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Holding A Bird Too Tightly

  1. oiaohm wrote, “the Internet still remained in the USA hands. So how it ends who knows.”

    Remember when GPS was controlled by USA so they could mess up the competition on the battle-field? The Japanese said, “Hell,no!” and built an alternative system not controlled by USA, so USA had to allow higher accuracy. The same could happen with the Internet. The rest of the world can build a new Internet in a year or so and say good-bye to USA and its censorship and snooping. The same can happen to USAian economics and software-patents. We don’t need USA telling us what to do. There is no monopoly on intellect, industry or power, despite what the ‘mericans say.

  2. oiaohm says:

    JD I said that about 10 year ago when related kind of thing happened yet the Internet still remained in the USA hands. So how it ends who knows.

  3. JD says:

    This is not going to end well.

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