All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?
If anything beyond that is said it gives the impression of the possibility of being persuaded in some way. Sense I did write something beyond “No” does that mean persuasion is possible?
I just wanted to write something.
Now that I have the floor.
Humans (you and me) do a terrible job of governing. Every government ever was folly. That said, I’m glad it’s around. Without it, no streets, utilities, police, firemen, schools, etc. There has to be some sort of central planning and protective authority.
During 6,000 of recorded human endeavor every sort of governing instrument has been attempted: monarchies, aristocracies, bureaucracies, socialism, communism, dictatorships, republics, democracies, federations, etc. They have at least two things in common; they fail and they continually grasp for more power.
Winston Churchill said, “Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…” Democracy is rule by consensus. In other words; sway the majority or yield to what seems vogue or popular at the time.
That’s scary. That is the sober reality.
There is an unassailable truth from the Bible; Ecclesiastes 8:9 “…man has dominated man to his injury.”
Jesus had a very simple solution; “Pay back, therefore, Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God.” (Matthew 22:21) He likewise told his followers to pray for God’s kingdom; “Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:10)
And somebody wants me to rule the internet; I can’t even organize my home-page.