Anne Applebaum rips new ones for Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco.
Your thoughts are illegal, please wait for the police
Stephen Green links to a good Anne Applebaum piece in the Washington Post regarding the complicit oppression of the Chinese people by Microsoft, Cisco and Yahoo. In the quest for the almighty dollar, these three companies have made pacts with the comm…
Speaking of Orwell And Isms
Via Steve Green, the great Anne Applebaum begins a look at Microsoft, Cisco and the totalitarianism of communist China by invoking the best known book written by the artist formally known as Eric Blair:In 1949, when George Orwell wrote his…
TO: Stephen Green
…and what are you doing about it?
Cleaved the flat panel display of your Windows machine with a hatchet and left it’s oozing head in the bed with Bill Gates?
Got a Mac?
Talk is cheap, compadre. Microsoft won’t listen until people act….one way or another.
P.S. I always knew MS was evil. Now the rest of the world knows it as well. But what are they doing about it?
The words ‘blind greed’ pop into my head when I read this. Just like the companies who sold the Chinese sophisticated guidance system technology and other missile technology during the 90′s.
In fact, it would seem that other than some momentary discomfiture during the Tiennamin Square massacre of the democracy movement, we’ve had no qualms about aiding and doing business with this regime.
Ofcourse, much of this we were told, would help eventually emancipate the Chinese people and was for the ultimate greater good.
However, as it continues, I can’t help but remember the thing Lenin said about not worrying about capitalists, because they’ll “sell us the rope when it’s time to hang them.”
Were it not for Cisco and MS none of us wouyld be having this discussion. Smart dogs do not bite the hand that feeds them,
TO: Rod Stanton
RE: DIscussions without MS and Cisco
“Were it not for Cisco and MS none of us wouyld be having this discussion.” — Rod Stanton
Speaking for yourself, Rod?
I don’t have MS or Cisco products here. And, to the best of my knowledge, MS and Cisco do not have a monopoly on the internet.
RE: Hands and Dogs
“Smart dogs do not bite the hand that feeds them,” — Rod Stanton
I don’t drink my water from a toilet, bucko.
Nor do I eat from a hand that offers me poison.
I have to agree with Chuck.
But additionally and more important. Does that mean that we remain acquiescent to their complicity with suppressing the freedom of speech of millions of Chinese? Freedoms that you and I get to take for granted? Are the Chinese somehow less human or deserving of these rights? Would you put up with that if it were being done in America?
Give me a break. Bite the hand that feeds me? I’m not a smart dog, I’m a free man.
TO: Tim P
RE: I Wonder….
…does Rod own stock in Microsoft and/or Cisco?
It must be the booze. . .
But I love The Vodkapundit. Especially when he points me to articles that every person who values free speech and a free press should read. This Chinese pseudo-net is really starting to annoy me. –Jason…
Yet another pile of tripe about nothing. Are free speech advocates now so pathetic they don’t know how to express subversive ideas without using forbidden words?
“Yet another pile of tripe about nothing.” — Joe
Yeah. That’s it. Nothing but tripe, that business of ‘freedom’.
RE: Free Speech Pathos
“Are free speech advocates now so pathetic they don’t know how….[to do something]…” — Joe
Could be. They obviously don’t care about the equipment and software they use….
…or is it more appropo to say, “uses them”?