Re: [ga] Priorities please. let us look at the big picture
Joop and all former GA members,
Joop, your comments although well meaning, are mostly a collection
of "Glittering Generalities", which is a well known logical fallacy. Ergo
your arguments, as you have made time and time again in the past,
fail to gain support or serious consideration...
For instance Joop, of course people don't actually physically vote
as to whether to go to war. In Korea for instance the population
in 1949 voted with their feet, but did not vote in any actual election
for a referendum... The southern democratic populace than ask the
UN for assistance. They got it..
What attack on Iran? That or Iraq? Perhaps...
But you are right in many stakeholders/users minds that they deserve
and should demand a right to have a voice and vote in ICANN's
policy making. Now that the DNSO is "Officially" no more, no
such vote or direct voice is available. ICANN will earn their disdain
sooner or later..
Joop Teernstra wrote:
> Ya Khaled,
> It is a good idea to look at the big picture from time to time.
> Even the War is part of a bigger picture.
> Wars have often been started, because they were deemed "necessary". At
> other times, because their were opportune. The Gulf of Tonkin incident;
> the attack on Iran; the invasion of Kuwait. Sometimes the casus belli is
> cleverly provoked. Even Pearl Harbor , with memos recently unveiled, is
> now getting a much more cynical explanation.
> Yet, in 1945 the landings in Normandy and Leyte meant Liberation for
> millions of people in countries under bully occupation.
> The big picture is that neither the Americans, nor the Iraqis can vote on
> whether there should be a war or not.
> Would you not like to contribute to a structure where Individuals, across
> borders, *can* vote? (And a fair superstructure where that vote is being
> qualified and given its due weight?)
> The legal/political structure itself is being warped everywhere to
> facilitate corruption and then, once bent, remains as an open
> invitation to abuse power. (In Iraq as well as in the U.S. or the West, BTW)
> There is little you can do about established structures.
> But there is much you can do when it comes to new structures.
> ICANN (NewCo) is a brand-new global structure. It is not established, yet.
> It is still in a state of formation where public demands for built-in
> accountability can be made.
> Some people among us, such as Karl Auerbach, have made big personal
> sacrifices to keep a focused gaze on ICANN.
> Do you think our energy is not well spent by remaining focused when a
> critical window of opportunity to do something good passes by?
> ICANN's formation needs a minimum of public participation and
> is therefore minimally open to influencing by individual public participants.
> As still so few are aware of ICANN, we have a duty to do what we can here,
> or in MINC or in the AINC, to build something that works or document the
> failure or the rejection. We paint our own part of the Big Picture.
> Sign up and spread the word.
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