Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Online Hate Prevention Institute censors YouTube

Welcome to Australia: a land of opportunities; the land of parrots; and the home of a group of semi-literate hatemongers who want to tell you which videos you can watch, and which you can't.

Hate is a terrible thing, isn't it? Or perhaps that depends on the target of that hate. Is it wrong to hate war? To hate poverty? To hate lies? To hate bigotry?

These issues can be subjective, because it is not always wrong to lie, and depending on how it is defined, bigotry can be a good, bad or indifferent thing. Therein lies one of the many problems of an organisation that sets itself up to "prevent hate". Or perhaps that should be "ostensibly to prevent hate". There is at least one such organisation Down Under, the deceptively titled Online Hate Prevention Institute. (Read further: Source)