New Internet Order
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?
Dear Prime Minister
Thank you for your ostensibly flattering request that I run for the position of World ‘Net Pm, with the backing of your government.
However after careful consideration, I feel I must decline.
While this would be a thoroughly stimulating and fulfilling position for the right person, it has become clear to me that I am not that person. I no longer have the tolerance to deal with the arrogant ignorance and stupidity found at all levels of politics, or the inclination to be diplomatic about it.
Furthermore it became clear to me during the course of our discussions that I would be expected to follow directives from you on any matter that might interest you. This is never going to happen. Your rampant elitism is contrary to my personal beliefs, the beliefs of most of the population, and the internet’s most valuable function: to provide information and opinion from every viewpoint.
It saddens me to think that your alternative candidate will no doubt be one of your more malleable ministers, but I am banking on the unpalatable fact that the rest of the world regards you as a fool, and will no doubt reject your acolyte.
Every cloud has a silver lining.