Friday, June 26, 2009

China is Shutting Down Google Access Because...

Are you ready? Because Google spreads "pornographic, lewd, and vulgar" information. That's really the best the CCP could come up with.

Of course, one answer to that is "so what" - in a modern civilized country, it's the individual's job to sort that out, and not the government's job to censor it. But of course there's more to it. Could it be that a dictatorial government is just coordinating the release of the mandatory dissent-filtering software installed on all computers sold after this date? And is it only a coincidence that the Chinese Communist Party is nervous at the same time people elsewhere in the world are using the internet to demand their freedom?

If it's bad for the Chinese people, it's good for the Chinese government.

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