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Friday, September 01, 2006

Free Speech rot setting seed

This story from the ABC (here in Oz) gives me no comfort about the sanctity of Free Speech in my country - http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200609/s1730338.htm

The story is about Sandra Kanck, a South Australian Minister, who gave details on suicide methods in Parliament. As stated in the article:

"A motion to delete a speech by South Australian Democrats MP Sandra Kanck from the electronic version of Hansard was carried by one vote in the state's Legislative Council yesterday."

Now we have censorship of Free Speech at the highest level supported by the law makers. Reading the article it implies that the non-electronic version will not be edited. The version most accessible to the average person (via the net) will now reflect what the politicians want the truth to look like.

As slow as the sun, as fast as a sunrise...Seed the weeds and dance in the rot.