Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Great Firewall

As some of you who might be aware of this, China, for years, has been trying to build a digital firewall surrounding the Internet activities in its country. They are trying to sort of like do a big Intranet within the country, hence, filtering and censoring out many others option to surf.

Dilbert's creator Scott Adams jokingly said, "One of my favourite websites would make the potato farmer goes blind."

I do not know what the holier than thou group of people like some of you might think, but I think this is pure torture. Censor is a torture. Plus I am not saying this because of the lack of porn they will get. Sad to say, when they were free from communism in the whole, they are still bound together by digital communist.

As opposed to popular belief, censorship does not only limit itself to pornography. Then again, that is the belief of holier than thou people.

For instance, if I am in China, and I do not get to go to certain sites for the rest of my life, I would have committed a revolution. I don't mean pornography sites only you motherfuckers. The last thing China wants is let's say 1% of their population goes all out attacking that Great Firewall and watch it crumble into pieces. They have forgotten that they have trained many of their population the wonders of non-Microsoft products like Unix and Linux. It's a mean machine if they have evil on their mind.

The forbidden fruit is always sweeter they say. People would do a lot of things to obtain it.

I, personally loathe censorship and I pity my fellow countrymen. No wonder I see them in craze around where I work. They glued on to the Internet and their face is beaming with one thing.

Freedom.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Great Swifty said...

Yeah, they can't even get into Wikipedia. It's ridiculous.

Strangely, I could still update my blog when I was in China cos' blogger.com ain't blocked, just blogspot.

12:31 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Ghost Hack said...

eliar swiftfire :
I think you better pack up and run.

With you stating that they have not blocked blogger.com, I think there would be millions of comrade speculating how to make you disappear off the face of the earth.

Here, take my bicycle.

11:19 AM, January 27, 2006  

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