Why do americans get so paranoid that letting the world itself control the worlds telecommunications network, instead of the spooky us government is a somehow a threat to freedom.
It's not just Americans (I'm not), and it's not "the world itself" that we're worrying about controlling the Internet.
What we're worried about is undemocratic, opaque bodies that would do an ever worse job than the US. The US is a decidedly less worse controller of the Internet than the UN or any of its arms.
It SHOULD be controlled by a democracy of the world, not Obama and the NSA.
I absolutely disagree.
First, a democracy consisting to a large degree of undemocratic participants is not a democracy.
Second, no, a medium that relies on the free exchange of information should NOT be controlled by a democracy, which is as subject to the polemic whims of a tyranny of the masses as a totalitarian system is subject to the dogma of its ruling elite. It should, in fact, be structured in such a way that nobody controls the whole thing, period.
Fully distributed root servers would be a good start.