This is one tenth of the story it ought to be given the corruption of the media and its infusion into the left. That the elites in the United States no longer have the ideological understanding of what constitutes a free society is melded into every policy you see. If occasionally someone at Fox, or Rush Limbaugh, or a Sarah Palin, or the right-side blogs gets into these issues, the sum and substance still amounts to almost no opposition at all. So the headline this morning at Drudge actually shows someone who understands just what a buffoon Obama is and what a train wreck American foreign policy has become:
“Prankster” is merely what they say in public. The words they must use in private must add no end to the hilarity as they look over Obama and Kerry, and before that Hillary. They show such immense disdain because they can. The consequences will continue far into the future.
And speaking of that future, how’s this for the new world order, also from Drudge, RUSSIACHINA PUSH FOR CONTROL OF INTERNET…
The United States is planning to give up its last remaining authority over the technical management of the Internet.
The Commerce Department announced Friday that it will give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an international nonprofit group, control over the database of names and addresses that allows computers around the world to connect to each other.
Administration officials say U.S. authority over the Internet address system was always intended to be temporary and that ultimate power should rest with the “global Internet community.”
But some fear that the Obama administration is opening the door to an Internet takeover by Russia, China, or other countries that are eager to censor speech and limit the flow of ideas.
“If the Obama Administration gives away its oversight of the Internet, it will be gone forever,” wrote Daniel Castro, a senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Castro argued that the world “could be faced with a splintered Internet that would stifle innovation, commerce, and the free flow and diversity of ideas that are bedrock tenets of world’s biggest economic engine.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, called the announcement a “hostile step” against free speech.
The world moves faster than you can ever believe and at the moment is accelerating into who knows what but has a very bad feel about it.
UPDATE: Was the world in 1938 as indifferent to foreign policy issues as it is today? This is from a post by Scott Johnson at Powerline, where he routinely describes Obama’s foreign policy advisors as The Team of Nitwits, which also, of course, includes the President. It is titled, The 1930s are calling:
Obama intensely wants to sell out to Putin, but Putin isn’t buying. He prefers to take without the patina of agreement. He views Obama with the utmost contempt, and he is proving himself a rather more perceptive student of character than his Western counterparts, Obama foremost among them.