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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

BAD APPLES AND GOOD ORANGES

Here is my answer to another comment. My point is made:

I don't consider racial bigotry, insulting the living and being disrespectful to the dead something that I have to "live with."

Hell NO!!!

And the other examples that you brought up have nothing to do with this situation.

The people in those other examples waved [and some still do] a banner of enlightenment and emancipation. They didn't degrade the victims of a natural disaster nor did they condemn those who are helping over in Sumatra and elsewhere now.

We're talking bad apples and good oranges here, Tiberius.

Everyone has the ability to be an ass. Everyone also has the ability to be a decent human being.

And here's where I draw the line, Tiberius:

A PERSON'S ACTIONS, VERBAL, WRITTEN OR OTHERWISE, ARE NOT OKAY WHEN THOSE ACTIONS HURT INNOCENT PEOPLE.

That's what the tsunami blogger is doing.

And that's where freedom of expression ends and the REAL infringement begins.

Putting the "right" of the tsunami blogger ahead of the rights of hundreds of thousands of suffering individuals is WRONG!

Furthermore, keeping the gate open for that blogger to toss his hate at the survivors and those who are working to help over there is REALLY, REALLY WRONG!!

Google knows that. And it knew it right from the start. Google had its lawyers establish Terms Of Service. Now Google has turned its back on its own responsibility. And has left it to us to contend with.

Instead of standing behind its constraints, Google caved.

And there is NOTHING "liberating" about that. Nothing at all.

5 comments:

Phil said...
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Ruthie In The Sky said...

Tiberius states that the "I Love Tsunamis" blogger "isn't hurting anyone."

That's because Tiberius isn't in Sumatra up to his knees in death, destruction, desperation and heartache.

He'd be making totally different comments if he was up close and personal with the folks in Southern Asia right now.

So would Google if there entire corporation was on the line.

Phil said...
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Ruthie In The Sky said...

Unlike Google, if you bring garbage into THIS blog, I'll throw it away.

Garbage in...garbage out.

Anonymous said...

You have my fullest support in what you are saying and fighting for, Ruth. Actually you said it ALL in this quote: "....that's where freedom of expression ends and the REAL infringement begins. Putting the "right" of the tsunami blogger ahead of the rights of hundreds of thousands of suffering individuals is WRONG!"

It's simply the worst kind of willful abuse of the (still) "free internet" to stir such stupid hate, unbelievable disrespect for life, sick pathetic propaganda and irresponsible behaviour. One could say: "What the heck - get over it - the guy is just a craze or one big fake!" Maybe so. Yet these sick folks with pathetic minds find their fellowers and supporters via such platforms by violating each and every bit of common sense and human rights while the responsible companies (e.g. GOOGLE) turn their heads and look the other way. The TOS were created more for their OWN protection than for decency, it seems.

In the long run, such "ignored" cases will only lead to a louder cry for more legally enforced restrictions to the internet, more restrictive laws and regulations, very likely executed by some government authority. Now how do you like this, dear fighters for the rights of the abusers of freedom of mind and free speech? Just the thought makes me shiver. Surely not my cup of tea.

So get real and support the remaining beacons of respect, tolerance and minds that DONT KILL. Not even with words!

IMHO - Ron