Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests
By DEAN PUTNEY - BOINGBOING - COMEDY CENTRAL
Added: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:59:11 UTC
Stephen Colbert provides some perspective on the net-wide blackouts yesterday, as well as some alternatives in case the Internet needs to stand up for itself again. Now I've got to find that video of Vader eating cheesy bread...
On a more serious note - a good talk by Clay Shirky on TED
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But in the real world where societies are plural, then it is both inevitable and important that people offend the sensibilities of others. Inevitable, because where different beliefs are deeply held, clashes are unavoidable. And we should deal with those clashes rather than suppress them. Important because any kind of social change or social progress means offending some deeply held sensibilities. The right to ‘subject each others’ fundamental beliefs to criticism’ is the bedrock of an open, diverse society.