[ILUG] Mother of God!
colm at stdlib.net
Tue Feb 14 19:02:18 GMT 2006
On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 06:13:19PM +0000, Jordi Jané wrote:
> > The attention is disproportionate though, and the actions of Google's
> > competitors are indeed worse.
> The fact that somebody is now in prison for the actions of another
> internet company is, in my eyes, far worse than the hipocresy that
> Google may have committed. I think it is important to put the
> situation in context.
Google are still better than their rivals, sure. That does not make
their actions less evil - on their own - however.
> > Indeed, and so what? The only way this works is if you consider profit
> > more important than human rights.
> Please note that the points were making reference to the idea of an
> alliance that was mentioned in the previous email. Competition only
> stands to gain by Google putting their involvement in china with this
> alliance, and it is unlikely that they would support Google in this.
> Specially seening the steps that some have already taken into the
All Google has to lose is money. That's worth less than liberty, in my
> > On the other hand by building up attractive and innovative services
> > unavailable from within the great firewall, Google could - at least in
> > some way - contribute to a quicker pace to its eventual decline.
> True. However, chinese authorities have shown a very strong resilience
> to pressure, either internal or external.
So? Does that means it's o.k. to kick people on their behalf? Because
they're really never going to stop beating them harder? Those arguments
just don't fly.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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