Australia Following China’s Lead?

by Jason Stotts

I was incredibly surprised to find this article “Australia to Implement Mandatory Internet Censorship.”

Apparently, Australia thinks that China is the country to model and doesn’t think that its citizens have the moral or intellectual capacity to judge what they want to see on the internet.  Consequently, in order to block “illegal material,” that are going to institute a China-esque firewall that will block any material they deem objectionable.  This, of course, is ostensibly all being done in order to “protect children” through attempting to  ban child pornography.  However, in fact, as the article notes, “the plan was first created as a way to combat child pornography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.” [Emphasis mine.]

The world seems to be descending to an ever lower rung of hell as the politicians, who know all, take our freedoms from us in order to “make us safe.”  Well, I, for one, would rather be free than be safe!

2 Responses to “Australia Following China’s Lead?”

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