Saturday, November 01, 2008

Rudd and Internet Censorship

The Belmont Club’s Richard Fernandez makes an interesting observation from afar …

When Kevin Rudd successfully ran against John Howard it was widely claimed there was very little difference between them. Both were said to be in the mainstream and the distinctions between them one of style rather than fundamentals. But if there were no difference there would have been no point in the elections. Today, one of those possible differences may have emerged. The Herald Sun reports that “Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the Internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter. The plan was first created as a way to combat child pornography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.”

Via: The Belmont Club

1 comment:

MK said...

It wasn't just widely claimed that was no difference between them, Rudd went out of his way to drum that message through. He made sure he fool enough of us into thinking it.

Since he's won, he's certainly distinguished himself to be very much apart from John Howard, he isn't much more than a pretender.

Things like internet censorship are just the start, thanks to the fawning media with their lips stuck to his bum, the Ruddster will be able to get away with a lot more before the public wake up to their foolishness in falling for his spin.