Global Action Brief
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 01:08:49 +1000
At 09:49 PM 9/6/96 +1000, Adam Creed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>----snipped judgmental opinions on how people should live--------------
Well Adam, I've just re-read my e-mail and I cannot see where I've been
"judgemental" - I've only stated facts. Would you like to expand on your
>>I agree and disagree with the Singaporean Government. If their control will
>>limit the rot that exists on the public Internet, then I think it is a good
>>thing (as long as the sicko's remain in their own virtual community and
>>don't promote it to the general public). If it reduces our right for REAL
>>free speech (ie your opposistion to certain legislation etc etc), then it is
>>a bad thing.
>The main worry about the Singapore legislation is the treatment of political
>and religious speech. To be fair to the Singapore government the legislation
>goes no further than their treatment of other media - all heavily censored.
>However a lot of people, quite rightly in my opinion, regard the Internet as
>an ongoing conversational medium not unlike a pub. In this sense the
>legislation is outrageous. Political and religious speech is alive in
>Singapore in the bars and food centres as much as in any other country. The
>Internet has been very popular in Singapore and given a lot of people access
>to information they would not have had before, as well as a chance to
>express their ideas.
Good analogy - I haven't heard of that one before. Maybe this analogy should
be used by the pollies - it may provide them with a better understanding of
>The combination and perception of pub and broadcast that is the Internet is
>the cause of these confusing attempts at legislation. Its another scapegoat
>used as excuse by an older generation who don't undertand what their
>children want from life. Not unlike a certain politician who called for the
>closure of a certain radio station.
Hmmm...what our children want from life. Do you think we should let our
children do whatever they want or give them some basic guidance so as they
go in the general direction we want them to go (speaking from a parents
point of view)?
Erron Criddle email@example.com
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