In the post below, Patrick points to Joel Rosenberg's excellent Blawg Review about the United Nation's International Day of Tolerance.
What does the United Nations consider tolerant? Well, tolerance apparently means not criticizing censorship, even in the most mild terms, and even in forums devoted to debate. That's apparently why in the course of the U.N.'s Internet Governance Forum in Egypt, U.N. goons forced panelists to remove a poster that contained an unflattering reference to China's censorship policies.
The poster was thrown on the floor and we were told to remove it because of the reference to China and Tibet. We refused, and security guards came and removed it. The incident was witnessed by many," Ahmed reported.
The poster promoting ONI's forthcoming book, "Access Controlled" was removed by the IGF's organizers because a sentence in the poster apparently violated UN policy. The sentence in question reads, "The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems."
That, naturally, was intolerant of China, whose differences we must celebrate.
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