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Re: DON'T Nuke Singapore Back into the Stone Age

Enzo Michelangeli wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Sep 1996 [email protected] wrote:
> > James Seng wrote:
> > > Most importantly, the move to censor certain WWW site actually comes as a 
> > > relieve to many people, especially parents who worried about the bad 
> > > influence of it. We can go into the same discussion about whose 
> > > responsibilty it is but before you do that, please bear in mind that this 
> > > is Singapore.
> > 
> > America is much less different from Singapore in that respect than
> > you might think.
> Actually, it is. I've been living in South-East Asia for almost one
> decade now, and I can tell you that most citizen are more socially
> conservative than their governments. 

... snippity snip ...

>                                                IMHO, the present measures
[in Singapore]
> represent more a gesture of appeasement to concerned social conservatives,
> not differently from the CDA in the US, than an attempt to control the
> flow of information.

Ummm, sounds pretty close to what we have here...

	- Igor.