quote by Barbara
Okay, I know folks, I have written about this before.
But here I go again!!!
Blogger is blocked again in China!!!!
There are people in the United States that would like to do just this very thing. They would like to read everything that is printed in books or on the internet, underline all the bad stuff, hide it under their bed or store it in a locked folder on their desk top and never let us see it!
I really don’t know how you can control what people think and write. I hate pornography, bad grammar, ranters that don’t do their research or only research those people that agree with them….. But I just don’t know how you can control it.
China is certainly trying though. The largest country in the world has a firewall that keeps any discussion about their way of life from appearing on the Internet. They have the newspapers pretty well covered (although when you read the English news in Shanghai you wonder if it is working) and they behead at least as many people as Saudi Arabia for breaking the law. But when they started in on the web, I was impressed!!!!
They have built a huge, gigantic (mythical?) firewall around the whole country! And they must have someone searching every blog sight for anything that deals with anything Chinese. I would suppose that they also don’t like pornography and ranters that don’t do their research. So they take the baby and they throw it out with the bath water!!!!!
So as a result of this action Maddie’s Minute is BLOCKED IN CHINA! No wait a minute…BLOGGER is blocked in China. So, whether you write about a child of 4 or you write about lead in baby bib exported from China, you are blocked. They just decide one morning to block it for a while. Not forever, it seems, but just for a while. I just don’t get it.
I love China!!!! Period! I think that they could stand some dissension and still survive. But evidently the Communist Party that rules the country does not feel secure enough in their position to allow free thought. Evidently they have made a lot…A LOT…A LOT of their own people mad!!!! And when they try to control the flow of information, the good goes away along with the bad.
Now I cannot imagine what will happen when the Olympics come to Beijing. And I do know that there are ways to get around the famous firewall in China. REALLY!!! You can do anything. In this world nothing is impossible…the impossible just takes a little longer!
So let me say it again…I do not understand how you can control what people think and write!!! I think that, like a wound that is not cleaned and is covered by a bandage, infection of turmoil with grow. But we have to admit, for over 50 years they have managed it!!! They will continue to try to do the impossible and the rest of the world will find a way to get around them!!! It is the story of human nature. And nothing is impossible!!!!