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Istook’s Insights: U.N. and the Internet, P.C. Police

Should the United Nations take over the Internet?

Terrorists like the Islamic State have demonstrated that the Internet can be used for evil.

The web can also bypass the bias of traditional media and is a way to get around government propaganda. That’s why authoritarian nations want the United Nations to take control, giving them ways to squelch information that threatens their totalitarian ways.

In regimes like China and Russia the Internet enables their people to criticize the government. But if the UN forced all traffic to go through government-controlled hubs, they could squelch dissent by censoring information, and could detect and track down critics—and then punish them.

It could happen since the Obama Administration gave away the protective control that we previously exercised over the Internet. There’s no guarantee our own government is always trustworthy, but there’s even less chance that we can trust the United Nations.

And another thing: The Political Correctness Police case after us everywhere.

Everyday people and famous people are being pursued by the political correctness police.

The mother of a high school girl was condemned by newspapers because she objected when the school asked all students to celebrate a Gay Pride Week.

A middle school student caused a furor when he wore a Star Wars T-shirt to class — because it showed an Imperial Storm Trooper carrying a Hollywood prop laser gun.

Innocent remarks from college students get labeled “micro-aggressions” by political activists trying to force their opinions onto everyone.

And there is talk about re-locating the British Open to blackball golf courses owned by Donald Trump, as revenge for his refusal to keep his speeches politically-correct.

This is intolerance, injecting political agendas into everything. Every possible social pressure is used to make people conform to political correctness. It’s downright shameful.