Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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RE: Chile not west?
by cfgr on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:34 UTC in reply to "Chile not west?"
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Nice post. But unfortunatelly your comment about chile as not part of the west doesn't seen logical. If you check chile is far west of the Netherland.

So is the east if you keep walking far enough. Perhaps Thom could've spelt it with a capital, but it's just nitpicking anyway ;)

More on topic, I always wonder why some (sadly most) people feel the need to tell others what they can and cannot do, what they can and cannot say. If you don't want to hear me, then simply don't listen. If you don't want to watch a certain site, then simply don't visit it. Or do they want these bans in place because they can't control themselves to watch it anyway?

I'm not really talking about politicians and companies here, we know those have other motives. I just wonder about all the common folk who tolerate this. Sadly, I think they either believe those restrictions are necessary or they feel powerless to do something about it. Parties that care about internet freedom may have a very shitty opinion on economical and social issues, and basically ruin the country in other ways. It's hard to pick your evils.

Anyway, currently it's an non-issue for me as I live in Belgium and in a few days we'll be a full year without government. At least they can't screw this up.

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