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    Neanderthal? Just What I'd Expect ...
    by Anonymous on Saturday November 26 2005, @08:28AM (#16542)
    ... from Mr. Mueller. By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed Ruling The Root.

    Let's get down to a couple of things you stated in your post:

    "The Internet was never a "weapon." It was conceived as a protocol for tying together different physical networks."

    You can spin that all you want. As a typical neanderthal, I believe any technology created and/or supported by the United States Departement Of Defense has value as a weapon, or a means of enhancing existing weapons systems.

    "All of those countries you hate are already inside ICANN as part of GAC. Chew on that for a while."

    You're fairly arrogant, Mueller. I never said I "hated" those countries, YOU said I hated those countries. I only said I don't see the wisdom of corrupt, backwards, radical governments (including extreme theologies) having one iota of influence over what citizens of democracies and democratic republics can do on the Internet.

    "I don't see how it helps the Internet or me as a U.S. citizens for a bureacrat in the Dept. of Commerce to have some unaccountable and arbitrary power over changes in the root zone file. Perhaps you can explain that, assuming that you know what the root zone file is."

    If you don't see the difference between a "bureaucrat in the Dept. of Commerce" and a bureacrat representing Iran, Syria, Haiti, The Congo, or Botswana, then who is truly the neanderthal here?

    I sense you have relatively recent European roots, Mueller, and I also know that many Europeans arrogantly believe that most Americans are "neanderthals".
    If my US flag-waving irritates you, that's too bad. If I think third-world banana-republic influence pertaining to Internet matters is a seriously bad idea, and that makes me a "neanderthal", then I'll take "neanderthal" status over your silly, holier-than-thou animosity towards a country which protects your delicate ass.

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