Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The fundamental objection

Stephen Conroy has stated: "Currently, some material is banned and we are simply seeking to use technology to ensure those bans are working."

I object to the principle that because something is illegal, it must be blocked by technical means. We don't force drunk men in the presence of scantily clad women to be chained to a pole because rape is illegal. We prosecute actual transgressions of the law.

The idea that the Australian public is so perverted that, unless it is physically prevented from doing so, it will become a habitual consumer of child pornography is deeply offensive to me. The Australian Labor Party may have individuals of this type, but I refuse to have this standard applied to me as should other normal Australians.

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