Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2022, 00:50:
Xil wrote on Mar 3, 2022, 23:13:
Cutter wrote on Mar 3, 2022, 20:35:
HUGE mistake by ICANN. Russia - and China - deserve to be blocked for a whole host of reasons. If they won't play nice with the rest of the world make them take their ball and go home alone.
Not really, there are a few things in the world that should remain neutral and icann is one of them.
Neutrality is for cowards afraid to take a stance. Look at the Swiss and all the money they hold for the world's terrorists. The reason evil exists is not because people say yes to it but they don't say no. Pick a side and get in the fight. ICANN is directly helping dictators and terrorists with their stance.
It is easy to sit behind a PC and pretend the world is black and white, sadly though it is not. It might come as a shock but no not all Russians are evil and I dare to say that like you or me 99% of them simply want a happy live, go to work, give their children a better future or even sit behind their PC reading the Russian version of Blues news :). Unlike you and me they have been bombarded with propaganda which has just this sliver of truth in it to make it believable, especially if that is what you hear on public TV and Radio for 10 years in a row. However there are Russians who do know the truth, who do protest and who sadly end up in jail for it, but to make that group bigger, big enough to make a change there needs to be at least an option to get information elsewhere, cutting them off from the internet cuts that last possible option.
We can see in North Korea how cutting people of from the world does not help, sadly for them the internet never reached the common person as they where cut of before that. In Russia that is not yet the case so yes it is a good thing ICANN stays neutral because as it is now the hole that Putin has dug for himself has no exit, NATO wont attack as they do not want to start WW3, so he will continue this mess until either he is given a way out (very unlikely by the the rhetoric of western leaders) or because of change, but that has to come from within, soldiers returning home telling of the mess there, people beginning to think, people looking for other information.
Cutting the internet would be foolish and shortsighted, give them more access not less.