It is time to say goodbye to our British internet users. From my point of view, they must be either utterly stupid or childish beyond any reasoning.
Too harsh? Well, then please give me an explanation for the following.
The British government is introducing internet censorship. Yes, the Brits are joining such brilliant states as North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Their narrow-minded – I am being polite here – PM Cameron is using the fig leave of pornography. So much for being creative. And never mind the Sun and the other British “newspapers” full of T&A.
British internet service providers will block internet content by default.
“But it is just pornography”, you say? Wrong!
Here is what will be censored:
☑ violent material
☑ extremist and terrorist related content
☑ anorexia and eating disorder websites
☑ suicide related websites
☑ web forums
☑ esoteric material
☑ web blocking circumvention tools
(Update: Rightly, Pete doubts that, so here is the source:
And if you thought, this is about porn, then you are probably foolish enough to believe, that you can “opt in” and will get everything. The search engine results will be censored for everyone.
By the way, I can argue easily that diablog falls into many of those categories.
We wrote about “alcohol“, “smoking” and “web blocking circumvention tools“. Our posts about WikiLeaks and OccupyWallStreet are probably “extremist and terrorist related content”. And since you can leave comments, diablog could be considered a “web forum”.
I almost forgot Glynsky’s “eating disorder”.
Joking aside, why don’t the Brits cut the cord and go offline, if they don’t like the internet. Why don’t they go back to their Sky News, the Sun, and all other mindless, useless media?
There is a bonus joke in all of this:
The Brits are buying the censorship technology from China.
But then, the Brits are also very happy with Tempora, their “intelligence service” program spying on every single person. And with their “D-Notices”, which make British old media the joke of a lifetime.
Herewith I award our Idiot of the Day Medal to the non-protesting British internet users.
Farewell, cousins, you deserve this.