"MPAA Head Chris Dodd on Online Censorship Bill: China's the Model"
Scratch a modern-day left-liberal, find his inner China envy hiding just beneath the “reform-minded” surface:
If you’re wondering why lawyers and Hollywood folks would get behind legislation to censor the Internet, you only need to listen to former Senator Chris Dodd, now the head of the MPAA, who last week explained to Variety that the lobby is only asking for the same kind of power to censor the Internet as the government has in the People’s Republic of China:
"When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn't do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites."
— You know what else they do well in China, Chris? Control the supply of girls. And political dissidents, too, for that matter.
Why, it’s like a little godless Heaven!
But I digress.
Even in China they are calling it the “Great Firewall of America.” At least the Chinese are enjoying the irony of the U.S. government moving toward a legal regime that would give it carte blanche to seize and take down websites on the basis of “infringement.” Tech Dirt, the site that reported on the above domain seizure, quotes one Chinese blogger on Sina Weibo subversively commenting on the progress of SOPA and PIPA in Congress:
It looks like that we can finally export our technology and value to the Americans. We’re strong, advanced, and absolutely right!
That’s right: the American left is finally embracing its inner Great Leap Forward.
Time to Mao Mao the flak catchers and get this totalitarianism thang done. Move away from the slow-moving, checks-and-balances gridlock of representative republicanism and embrace progress (the substance of which will determined by those who are smart enough to lead, and yet for some reason are constantly thwarted in their designs by the ill-informed masses and their stupid stupid stupidness).
For the People!