Who decides what is good or bad? We each have our own definitions of good and bad. I saw the Coen brothers film a few days ago, No Country for Old Men: it was absolute shite. Others, including film critics, love the movie. I see very few redeeming qualities in a movie about a psychopathic serial killer-for-hire. But I am thankful I could choose to see the movie and make up my own mind.
Do you trust the government or faceless bureaucrats to decide what books, newspapers or movies you shouldn’t see? Who black-lists an IP address? How do you get off the black-list?
Maybe internet black-lists are not enough. Next we should have black-listed countries. Cannot go to Brunei, sorry. Oh, and if you get there by a circuitous route, we’re going to jail you. Cars are dangerous too. People die in cars. Cars are bad, and should be banned.
Come on, people. Education. Teach people. Spread out knowledge. Using the internet is like reading and writing: online literacy is absolutely vital.
Stop being a nervous nanny and “just blocking” sites. It will not work in 100% of cases, so why do it? How will the unitiated know if a part of the internet is black-listed and they cannot see it?
I am with Uncle Mike. Educate, not Censor.