I thought China was the biggest threat to free speech on the Internet

December 28th, 2008

But it turns out that Britain could be just as dangerous.

Promoting the idea of creating new speech regulations (including assigning movie-style ratings to web sites); Great Britain’s “culture” secretary Andy Burnham said:

“If you look back at the people who created the Internet they talked very deliberately about creating a space that governments couldn’t reach, discount cialis pharmacy ” Burnham told The Telegraph. “I think we are having to revisit that stuff seriously now.”

At the risk of earning an “X” rating from Mr. Burnham’s proposed Internet Thought Police, I’d like to cordially invite the gentleman to go fuck himself.

Entry Filed under: Blogs,Internet

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. capper  |  December 28th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    That just got you banned in Australia, mate.

  • 2. John Foust  |  December 29th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I wouldn’t swear at him. I’d just tell him he’s ridiculously wrong, considering that ARPANET was the government. Who is he quoting?

  • 3. BobG  |  December 29th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    “At the risk of earning an “X” rating from Mr. Burnham’s proposed Internet Thought Police, I’d like to cordially invite the gentleman to go fuck himself.”

    I’d like to second that invitation.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


About

Being in a wheelchair gives you a unique perspective on the world. This blog features many of my views on politics, art, science, and entertainment. My name is Elliot Stearns. More...

The Abortionist

Recent Comments

Categories

Meta