Google: Impressive!



I salute all those who refuse to be gagged.

Governments (be it Right-Wing or Left-Wing) always exert pressure on the press, which is many times viewed as treading on Freedom of Speech. However, one thing is to put pressure, as a form of governmental marketing; another completely different thing is to gag the press, the media and specially the People.
How wonderfully fascists, socialists and communists do this; thus perspiring fear from every single pore of their regime…

China thrives on censorship. It gags the whole nation, and what is most interesting about it is that it doesn’t even try to hide it (well, at least they are not hypocritical, right?): it gags the press; it gags TV networks; it gags its own people (and it has the nerve to call itself “People’s Republic”) and, it insists on wanting to gag business companies.

I salute Google. In fact, I bow to Google. Google did what governments, around the world, don’t do: it shot the dragon in its heart and exposed it.
When convenient, the whole world enjoys painting the United States of America as a monster; however it was an American corporation that had the balls (pardon my French) to stand up to a Human Rights rapist and no longer accepted to continue gagging the Chinese People and to be gagged.
I also congratulate Google for the diplomatic fashion in which it solved this quid pro quo; because if it were up to me…I would have moved the operations to Taiwan.

An ethical American Business company defending the Chinese People’s rights more than the Chinese government…gorgeous…

As for the Chinese People: it’s time to join the caravan of True Freedom. Rise up!


Image: Sacrifice of Isaac (detail) by Caravaggio

Comments

  1. Excellent post Max. I am with google too, and always liked them from the beginning. I think I am google addict, lol. Max hope all is well with you girl. Have not seen you around that much. I don't know if you know but I gave up commenting back on my blog, just needed that time for something else, like Matthew, lol. Anna :)

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  2. I totally agree. China needs to wake up and realize that technology can outsmart their censureship. They can't keep their people in the dark forever. The Great Wall once kept the rest of the world out, but it can't stop cyber invasion. Better that China focus on creating a more stable government, than worrying about the power of the people.

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  3. Max:

    I am one hundred percent on board with Google. It's about time somebody (corporate or otherwise) took a stand against this wanton tyranny. I would love to see the whole world jump on this bandwagon.

    Happy trails.

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  4. I do agree with you fully - Google had to do this, although it is sad for the Chinese of course.

    I did discussed that with Vinton G. Cerf, the father of the Internet himself, when he was in Oslo some years ago and he admitted it was a delicate matter.

    Btw: Sorry I have not been around that much lately - busy with work and planning for the OsloBG you know :-)

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  5. Hi! I can't blame Google for doing it. Why spend all that money building a Google empire in China when it's only going to go down the gurgler!

    Mind you, Australia could be on Google's hit list, if it's "plan to enmesh the nation into a sophisticated internet censorship structure, which, according to some, will restrict freedom of internet by prohibiting access to legal information" goes ahead.

    If it does it will make Australia one of the strictest regulators of internet in the world! How's that?

    Take Care,
    Peter

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  6. Me again! I forgot to mention that our one and only granchild said her first words, "Mama" to her delighted parents. How cool is that!

    Take Care,
    Peter

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  7. A Company can only go so far, right?

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  8. Hi Max,

    Finally Google explained to the Chinese government the real value of freedom and on that day, the world seemed a better place.

    Go, Google!!!

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  9. Bravo, Google!

    And Bravo, Max, for expressing this.

    Government and corporate accountability are MIA in nooks and niches and whole spheres around the globe, and sometimes the corruption that follows, swallows whole peoples.

    You are always right on, Max!

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  10. Well, no surprise here but I totally disagree ;-)

    Can we give China a break, please? It's easy to accuse it to be evil all the time, without looking at our own backyard...

    How many of you guys have been to China? How many of you have witness the so-called dark ages and the censorship everybody is talking about?

    I studied in China, I lived there (although briefly) and I went there quite a few times. The government is no angel, we agree on that. There is plenty to improve and censorship does exist to a certain level.

    But wake up. I never had any problems accessing all types of websites in China. When one internet café is closed, making headlines in the West in the name of censorship, twenty more open. Give credit to the people of China...

    It's the same as during the Olympics. It's very easy to criticize a foreign government because ultimately, we don't understand that other countries have different values and different way to do politics. Plus, everyone is scared of China...

    Meanwhile, I'm more worries about places like Saudi Arabia... but funny enough, no one think of saying anything bad about its appealing treatment of women, foreigner, its use of death penalty etc. What, oil? Noooo...

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  11. Hey Anna :D!

    "Excellent post Max."

    *Bowing*...thank you.

    "Max hope all is well with you girl. Have not seen you around that much."

    All is well, darling. I have been resting a bit...

    Anna, thanks for your comment: you Google addict LOL ;D!

    Cheers

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  12. Hi D! :D

    "Better that China focus on creating a more stable government, than worrying about the power of the people."

    Well said!

    D, thanks a million for your input, girl :D!

    Cheers

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  13. Hi Swu :D!

    "I am one hundred percent on board with Google. It's about time somebody (corporate or otherwise) took a stand against this wanton tyranny. I would love to see the whole world jump on this bandwagon."

    I would love it too, man!

    Swu, thank you very much for your input :D!

    Cheers

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  14. Hey Renny :D!

    "I did discussed that with Vinton G. Cerf, the father of the Internet himself, when he was in Oslo some years ago and he admitted it was a delicate matter."

    It is a delicate matter indeed...

    "Btw: Sorry I have not been around that much lately - busy with work and planning for the OsloBG you know :-)"

    You are quite forgiven :D!

    Renny, thanks for your input, man :D!

    Cheers

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  15. Hi Peter :D!

    "I can't blame Google for doing it. Why spend all that money building a Google empire in China when it's only going to go down the gurgler!"

    LOL well put.

    "Mind you, Australia could be on Google's hit list, if it's "plan to enmesh the nation into a sophisticated internet censorship structure, which, according to some, will restrict freedom of internet by prohibiting access to legal information" goes ahead."

    Oh...?

    "If it does it will make Australia one of the strictest regulators of internet in the world! How's that?"

    Well, Google did say that the internet is full of garbage so...a bit of regulation wouldn't hurt, would it? Let's see how that regulation will look like...

    Peter, thanks for your super comment :D!

    Cheers

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  16. Peter,

    "Me again! I forgot to mention that our one and only granchild said her first words, "Mama" to her delighted parents. How cool is that!"

    Awww, it is Ace!!! I am so happy for your grandchild :D! And for the parents as well, of course :D!

    Take care and thanks for sharing :D!

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  17. Ciao Dux :D!

    "A Company can only go so far, right?"

    Absolutely...

    Dux, thanks for your input :D!

    Cheers

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  18. Hi C.C! :D

    "Finally Google explained to the Chinese government the real value of freedom and on that day, the world seemed a better place."

    *nodding in utter agreement*...

    "Go, Google!!!"

    Go!

    C.C, thank you for your comment :D!

    Cheers

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  19. Hi Lynda :D!

    "Bravo, Google! And Bravo, Max, for expressing this."

    *Bowing* Google and I thank you lol ;D.

    "Government and corporate accountability are MIA in nooks and niches and whole spheres around the globe, and sometimes the corruption that follows, swallows whole peoples."

    Yep...

    "You are always right on, Max!"

    LOL...not always, but nevertheless thank you :D!

    Lynda, thanks for your input, darling :D!

    Cheers

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  20. Hi Zhu :D!

    "Well, no surprise here but I totally disagree ;-)"

    LOL LOL and I love it when you do that...let's hear it!

    "Can we give China a break, please? It's easy to accuse it to be evil all the time, without looking at our own backyard..."

    We have been giving China a break: can you say Tibet? The world has been silent for too long; and so it has to start from somewhere...wouldn't you think so?

    "How many of you guys have been to China? How many of you have witness the so-called dark ages and the censorship everybody is talking about?"

    Many people here have been to China; many people (of those who exposed this) are in China and censorship is known and felt.

    "But wake up. I never had any problems accessing all types of websites in China. When one internet café is closed, making headlines in the West in the name of censorship, twenty more open. Give credit to the people of China..."

    Bob, one of my Blogging-friends, was in China last summer and he couldn't access Blogger (to post news about his trip there); another girl I know, who is living there, cannot access Blogger nor Twitter (and she is not even a critic of the Chinese government)...so, should we think that perhaps you were lucky? I don't know; but your experience is not the same of everbody's.
    I do give credit to the people of China...after all, I am counting on them to end the regime.

    "It's very easy to criticize a foreign government because ultimately, we don't understand that other countries have different values and different way to do politics. Plus, everyone is scared of China..."

    Different way to do politics: emprison political foes, torture them; censor the people, instill fear in society, power for a few, corruption etc etc...not that different from what is done in many countries in Africa, in Asia; what is done in Russia, what has been done in Latin-America and Europe. Yet, in many countries people fought, fight and will fight against it because the basic human values (those that are common in every human being, with no exception) are freedom, respect and wellfare. And there is no special definition of these for the Chinese People.

    "Meanwhile, I'm more worries about places like Saudi Arabia... but funny enough, no one think of saying anything bad about its appealing treatment of women, foreigner, its use of death penalty etc. What, oil? Noooo..."

    LOL Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Palestine (oops, this country doesn't exist)...well, any disrespectful Muslim country is worthy of being spoken against. However, the world is afraid of speaking against any of these nations lest a radical Muslim blows him/herself up in our cities *nodding*.
    Oil has nothing to do with it...there are plenty of places where they can get oil from....

    Zhu, excellent comment: thank you so so much :D!

    Cheers

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