ICANN, a non-profit corporation created in the late 1990s that partners with the U.S. government on a number of Internet issues, is now considering a request by ICM Registry – the parent “adult” company that manages “.XXX” — to do even more damage.
What is novel about the City of Man we have ushered in is its idiosyncratic nature. It is not really a republic, or a democracy, or even a republican democracy or a democratic republic. It is an idiocracy. To have a democracy, you must have a people, a demos. To have a republic, there must be a public thing, a res publica, a common good that is being protected or promoted.