Tuesday, March 16, 2010

mon petit creme brulee

The obese dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, that has decided that violent videogames and toys, according to his views, should be banned in Venezuela, has now found a new enemy. Well, not so new, the rest of the world’s governments have also targeted the same enemy so for once the plump totalitarian is in good company.

Chavez, as the quote-maker that he is has said that “PlayStation is poison” and now he’s uttered another nice thingy worthy of any government near you:

"The Internet cannot be something open where anything is said and done.”

Isn’t that nice? Dictator Chavez is angry with Venezuelan political opinion and gossip website Noticierodigital oh and twitter which apparently let people say what they want. Also Facebook is a nuisance to him because his adversaries can start their own groups.

Feel familiar? It should, almost exactly the same thing many politicians near you have said. And it could be any of them, any president, any foreign secretary or justice mentalist could have spoken those words. The difference is that Chavez, with the power of the state behind him and as dictator actually can ban and outlaw anything on a whim. Your politician is doing the same thing, only slower and with more sneakiness.

But the argument is very similar. It’s about the Chiiiildreeeen, terrorist use internet, immoral things goes on online.

Chavez has not yet gone as far as his friends in Iran or as the real influence to the West, China, but that’s just a matter of time. Or, if he wants, he can probably get a lot of good pointers from Sweden and our totalitarian control-grid.

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