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Government to Block Adult Porn Sites ‘to protect children’. Anti-government sites will be next

Claire Perry MP, the newly elected, self-proclaimed ‘Internet Nanny’ is proposing, with government support, that all adult porn sites should be blocked by default and only be made available when requested by users who have proved they are over 18.

Perry insists this is necessary as more and more children are being ‘sexualised’ and accused of ‘inappropriate sexual activity’, apparently as a result of accessing adult porn on the Internet.

Parents are deemed to be totally incapable of managing their children’s behaviour and so therefore the Government will do the job instead. The fact that many kids will easily find a way around this prohibition is conveniently forgotten.

The idea is to make Internet Service Propviders (ISPs) automatically block porn sites instead of relying on parents to set up computer parental controls, with adults able to ‘opt in’ to access porn websites.

The communications minister, Ed Vaizey is believed to be planning a meet-up with ISPs ‘in the near future’ to work out a way of monitoring how porn gets into British homes, as the early sexualisation of children becomes an increasingly pressing and high-profile issue.

Vaizey reportedly told The Sunday Times: “This is a very serious matter. I think it is very important that it’s the ISPs that some up with solutions to protect children. I’m hoping they will get their acts together so that we don’t have to legislate, but we are keeping an eye on the situation and we will have a new communications bill in the next couple of years.”

ISPs have already taken steps to stop people from accidentally viewing child porn websites and the government reportedly thinks similar technology could be used to block adult porn sites. However, the ISPs have already said that to block porn sites on the scale suggested by the Government would be impossible.

TheOpinionSite.org believes that this is another example of the Big Brother state and also of the fact that the British have always had a problem with sex. Indeed, Vaizey commented that ‘other countries do not share the same view as the British when it comes to sex and pornography.’ Well at least he got that right.

Perhaps he should ask himself why they do not share the same view.

Whether you agree with this move or not you should be worried. If the Government can find an excuse (and a method) of blocking adult porn sites, they will also be able to block sites critical of the Cameron/Clegg coalition and other inconvenient or embarrassing websites. The Government’s dream of being able to curtail free speech and of Internet Censorship would become a reality.

‘Child protection’ and ‘anti terrorism’ have become the two ‘magic keys’ of governments around the world who want nothing but more and more power. A prime example was the bullying and moral blackmail inflicted on Facebook by Jim Gamble, the former chief of CEOP forcing the social networking site to display the CEOP ‘safety’ button.

Another example are the frequent ‘terror alerts’ designed to instill public fear and justify the existence of the anti-terror ‘industry’.

These tactics are not new. They were used most successfully in the Middle Ages regarding witches and more recently in the US with regard to supposed communist infiltrators. The so called ‘9/11’ attacks, whilst appalling, gave the tactics a new lease of life. It seems that governments really are always the same.

Seriously, in the United States children as young as 5 years old are being put on the Sex Offender Registry for life, usually for behaviour that currently wouldn’t raise an eyebrow here. On the other hand, that could easily change and we should all keep our eyes wide open.

This is not speculation or make-believe. UK children of the same age are being targeted for ‘anger management’ courses and even being identified as potential paedophiles, violent attackers and other anti-social individuals intent on bringing chaos to British society. That is exactly how the madness started in the US.

Make no mistake;  TheOpinionSite.org warns that it will happen here too if we blindly follow the American model, which is just what this government, like the last seems determined to do, instead of looking to Europe where, although as the minister said, they may not share the British view of sex and pornography, neither do they seem to have any of the related problems that are so prevalent in the UK.

The sheer idiocy of the Perry/Vaizey argument is in any case astounding. The stated assertion that the last administration was able to ‘persuade’ the ISPs to take down child pornography websites is not what it seems. They may have been able to block sites hosted in the UK using a system known as ‘Clean Feed’ but were totally unable to do anything about the majority of sites which were and are hosted abroad, mainly in Eastern Europe and the US.

They will face exactly the same problem with the adult sites, not to mention the fact that pornography makes up nearly 40% of web traffic and the associated advertising that goes with it and involves 15% of all registered websites worldwide.

Not only would ISPs be cutting their own throats but also those of their advertisers.

We had 13 years of being told how to live our lives and how to bring up our children by the Blair government who managed to truly turn the UK into a fear ridden and totally subservient police state. Now it seems that Cameron and Clegg are going the same way.

TheOpinionSite.org draws your attention to this comment left by a visitor who now lives abroad:

“How long has it taken the UK to descend this far? About 10 years from what I can work out. When I left the UK at the start of the decade everything was reasonably normal. Three months later planes ploughed into buildings in the US and I’ve watched with slow horror as you’ve all descended into what appears, from a distance, to be a particularly British dystopia, and all in the name of ‘security’ and ‘protection’.

At the same time the counterbalance appears to be an increase in drinking, presumably to dull the pain, while you all distract yourselves by identifying paedophiles, which everyone agrees are now the so called ‘real’ menace to society.

So the view from outside is that you can’t move for CCTV, people lie about drunk in the gutters every weekend, every second adult is a paedophile and photography is now illegal. And while you all seem to be agreed that this is all a ‘bad thing‘, you don’t know how to stop it. ”

The likes of Claire Perry and Ed Vaizey should heed the warning in those words and put aside their insignificant, selfish ambition for publicity and power. They, together with the increasingly ‘conservative’ Coalition should understand that the hated, power-hungry dictator Tony Blair (for many believe that is what he was) and his blind followers, ‘elected’ on only 25% of the vote, destroyed every meaningful freedom that had existed in the UK before they took power.

If the British people are either too stupid or too lazy to prevent the same thing happening again, they will have only themselves to blame when they one day wake up to a society filled with censorship, restriction, fear and hopelessness.

The Internet is the last bastion of true freedom in Britain. If the Government gets its life-destroying claws into it now, sites like TheOpinionSite.org (which are not afraid to say what many people are thinking) will also be blocked and another, perhaps even worse elected dictatorship will be forthcoming.

This argument is not one about children accessing adult porn; it is about whether or not people are in control of their own lives and whether the government either serves the people or dictates to it.

How long has it taken the UK to descend this far?

About 10 years from what I can work out. When I left the UK at the start of the decade everything was

reasonably normal. Three months later planes ploughed into buildings in the US and I’ve watched with slow

horror as you’ve all descended into what appears, from a distance, to be a particularly British dystopia,

and all in the name of ‘security’.

At the same time the counterbalance appears to be an increase in drinking, presumably to dull the pain,

while you all distract yourselves by identifying pedophiles, which everyone agrees are now the ‘real’ menace

to society.

So the view from outside is that you can’t move for CCTV, people lie about drunk in the gutters every

weekend, every second adult is a pedophile and photography is now illegal. And while you all seem to be

agreed that this is all a ‘bad thing’, you don’t know how to stop it.

2 Responses to Government to Block Adult Porn Sites ‘to protect children’. Anti-government sites will be next

  1. Amanda King
    December 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I must say, I do not like Government empowerment over the people.
    I am not for Government ruling over people and oppressing them.
    Unfortunately, some people want thing that are not good for them.

    I believe Alcohol should be illegal simply because there are on average 12, 14 thousand deaths each year due to alcohol.
    Marijuana on the other hand, should be legal. There has never been a death over marijuana, unless some person got killed for stealing someone els’s marijuana and got caught and killed over it.

    I believe control of porn on the internet should be dealt with in 1 of 2 ways.
    1. All porn should only be allowed on a .xxx domain.
    or
    2. All porn should be hidden behind a PAID FOR ONLY website… if it is leaked out to search engines or so kids can get it, the penalty should be $50,000.00 first time and confiscation of all computers it was found to be on.

    You may disassociate with cfcamerica for this view.. but that is what I personally believe.
    Alcohol and Pornography are part of the problems America has. This has been going on for decades now. It will not ever stop… the people love it too much. But still, I believe what I have stated.
    Amanda King, Citizens for Change, America

    • williamgarland
      October 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      There has never been a death over marijuana. Ms King? I beg to differ, there were 17 Cannabis related deaths in the Uk alone, for the year 2006, I am sure in America the figure is much higher and throughout the world, would probably run into thousands. This notwithstanding, the drugs record in causing mental illness, amongst its users. My own use of it will suffice as a small anecdotal example. Many years ago, in my teens, I eat a lump of this drug (I ate it, as I did not smoke), it gave me affects, similar, to what is considered, the much more harmful LSD, distorted vision and shapes, people walking about in slow motion and wild spinning effects on the body. It seriously disturbed my mind, for many months and even years afterwards, as I suffered flashbacks, I had to drop out of college, and had a constant fear, it would somehow get back into my bodily system and began washing my hands untill they were red raw and salivating. In a nutshell, I became a paranoid scizophrenic, after just one use of this drug and had to seek psyciatric treatment and I am sure I was not the only one. Oh! and as regard alcohol, I have been drinking regularly since I was 23 years of age (I am now fifty) and I find it comforts and relaxes me, of course anything to excess will cause harm and I do not drink to excess, still you would like to bar me of this pleasure, As a liberal, I would not be so dogmatic about cannabis, despite my awful experience of the drug.

      Oh!, and just one final word about internet pornography and your proposal for a $50,ooo fine and confiscation of the computer if search engines leaked, so kids can see it, with this in mind, I would also presume you would ban the sale and display of magazines such as Playboy and Men only in shops and arcades, in case kids saw the front cover or browsed through them, still, I suppose you’d allow them a joint instead.

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