Via my Aussie friend at work I found out Australians are going to be prevented from viewing Internet materials their Nanny state deems “illegal”. As he put it, “North Korea, China and now Australia all have something in common. Content filtering.”
Details have begun to come out about Australia’s Cyber-Safety Plan, which aims to block “illegal” content from being accessed within the country, as well as pornographic material inappropriate for children. Right now, the system is in the testing stages, but network engineers are now saying that there’s no way to opt out entirely from content filtering.
It was “for the children” and now it’s for everyone.
As pointed out in the articles the concern is what will be considered “illegal”. This blog and my Boomershoot web site are blocked by many schools and businesses. I wouldn’t be surprised if there aren’t some countries it is blocked in as well. Just firearms training videos could be blocked in countries that have repressive gun laws. Even the concept of being responsible for yourself and fighting back when attacked is already essentially illegal in the U.K. Will just talk of the right to self defense soon be considered a thought crime there and other formerly free countries?
As they were getting their guns taken away I kept wondering why they didn’t start shooting the politicians then. I can’t help but think they are probably now wondering the same thing.