Saturday, November 24, 2007

Technologically and financially you are giants, morally you are pygmies

Yahoo pays up for sending Chinese dissidents to jail for 10 years.

Google and other search engines also "cooperate" with the Chinese government by (for example) self censoring their search results.

They say they are following Chinese law, but what they are really doing is making the twisted (and often quite evil) views of the Chinese government look internationally acceptable.

This is tantamount to internationally credible people twisting their views so that their view would be available in Nazi Germany, Apartheid South Africa or New Order Indonesia for example.

Google says that Chinese citizens are better off with their service than without. I suspect China would actually be better of without another internationally credible organisation parroting the Chinese government - there are more than enough of those already.

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