Australia blocks my page from their Internet

A couple years ago, when I was more active on Wikipedia than I am now, I was trying to prove a point by compiling a list of all of the risque images on Wikipedia (link obviously NSFW). I don’t quite remember what that point is anymore, but the list remains. It has even survived a deletion attempt or two. I stopped maintaining it a long time ago, but for whatever reason, others picked it up and continued adding more pictures in my stead. I haven’t thought of it in awhile.

So imagine my surprise when I learn that that silly page has made Australia’s secret national Internet censorship blacklist. I don’t understand the justification here — all of these images are hosted on Wikimedia servers, after all — but I have to laugh when I imagine some Australian apparatchik opening a report on this page, viewing it, making the determination that it’s not safe for Australian eyes, and adding it to the list without further thought, mate.

Australians, please take back control of your country.

3 Responses to “Australia blocks my page from their Internet”

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  2. Tony Morrison Says:

    Firstly a couple of quick clarifications so as not to confuse the masses.

    1. I am an Australian living in Sydney but I have a British passport as well that I use when travelling.
    2. The best thing about Australia is the shape. It’s true take a look on the world map, it’s even better than the shape of Italy.

    Now to comment on this post.

    Australia has more politicians per head of population than any other country in the world. I don’t want you to feel sorry for us down here on the worlds largest desert island but for a population of less than 22 million people we have seven state governments, one federal government and thousands of local governments all dominated by that 80% of humanity who can only be described as idiots, and all of whom are pandering to the lowest common denominator, the vote.

    Issues like this Internet blacklist regularly get bought up by some right wing family first senator who holds the balance of power on a 10 second news reel grab on the six o’clock news. Next day it’s being written-up, chatted about and elaborated on by the even less intelligent idiots in the media and in no time at all it becomes the current governments newest policy on the run and they set about spending hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars investigating its feasibility, calling for an inquiry into it and telling us all how it will protect our children from the evils of the Internet.

    We of course all know it will never work but as Australians we’re to complacent to give a shit and besides as you all know Australia is the lucky country.

    Tony

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