BLOCK ONLINE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OR I WILL CHANGE THE LAWS CAMERON VOWS – I am not sure what to make of this latest round of attempts to remove child pornography from the web.
It was only the other week that reports were leaked of Minister’s doing dirty deals under the table with Internet Services Providers (ISPs) which involved concocting evidence that the ISPs were actually taking notable measures to block such filth simply to make David Cameron look good to the voter.
Of course the plans Cameron has were all lies and subterfuge into once again conning the public into thinking that David Cameron is a man of action and that he has his ear firmly to the ground on public opinion.
The truth is that Cameron, along with the other liars under our employment, is completely incompetent which was further proved in the last debacle.
So what’s the latest rhetoric? Well considering the last piece of news it now appears that Government Ministers, including Cameron, are in fully damage control swing; unfortunately this is probably more about saving or covering up their incompetence rather than doing the right and sensible thing of taking positive action.
Of course taking positive action could mean upsetting the apple-cart with your school chums and more importantly party backers so such positive action is not in the best interest of a politician.
Well let’s get on with it… this week David Cameron has ruffled his feathers, expressed his outrage, enforced the point to the public that he too is a father of young children and that he is determined to force ISPs and the likes of Google to take action and crack down on child pornography or he’ll change the law and hold them criminally accountable.
According to reports, Cameron is due to make a telephone call to Google and ISPs tomorrow which will warn them of the impeding consequences to the lack of action. Let’s see; I wonder how the phone conversation will go between Cameron and Google:
Cameron: Hi Mr. Smutz, sir, its David Cameron, the British Prime Minister.
Schmidt: That’s Schmidt you moron; what do you want?
Cameron: Er, yes, sorry Eric but we’ve got a problem. The British public just found out I was lying to them again over this issue with Child porn. Surely there must be something you can do?
Schmidt: That’s Mr. Schmidt you shmuck and you’d better remember it. Look, like I told you last time we have trillions of items of data and we’re making big buck from it and it’s what our shareholders demand. I told you last time and I’ll tell you again we’re not spending shareholder’s money on a wild goose chase to cut CP; what’s next someone else taking offense to Apple Pie recipes? We have to draw the line and the internet is free and we make vast profits from those adding content.
Cameron: Yes but surely there something you can do?
Schmidt: Yeah there is, cut the funding we provide for the Tory Party and hand it over to the Liberals; they’ll look the other way, they always do.
Cameron: Please let’s not get too hasty, surely we can find some middle ground?
Schmidt: Look Cameron it’s not my fault you still haven’t learned how to lie and hide the truth; after all that’s politics 101. Have you considered giving up your current job and getting something more attune to your skills in the EU Parliament; I’m sure you’d feel right at home.
Cameron: See hear, I’ve got to do something and it looks like I’ll be force to change the law. If that’s the case then you could end up facing criminal charges.
Schmidt: You’re over reacting as usual. Just sweep it under the carpet until the next General election and we’ll then have a chat about how we can deceive the British public into thinking action has been initiated. Now please, bugger off I’ve got money to make.
Cameron: Oh OK, well thanks Eric, errr, I mean Mr. Schmidt sir. Chat to you again soon, cheerio.
That in my view is likely to be the extent of the conversation and once again Cameron is going to have lie to the British public; business as usual in other words.
So what is David Cameron actually proposing? According to reports it’s a two point agenda:
1. Initiate a system whereby users will be issued with an on-screen warning message that child pornography is about to be viewed. The warning will advise those involved that they could end up losing their jobs or even have their own children taken away from them.
Now that’s not a bad idea but there’s a fundamental flaw to this point and that’s the Human Rights Act. It’s unlikely that this could be enforced due to Article 8 which covers four fundamental rights, including your private life, your family life, your home and correspondence. Let’s be honest the Human Rights Act 1998 is basically a ‘get out of jail free card’ for any criminal who cares to quote it.
2. A complete ban on the most ‘abhorrent’ searches for child pornography. This is designed so that search engines will not be able to return any search results.
That’s a great idea but isn’t Cameron missing the point here; isn’t it supposed to be all ‘abhorrent’? How or who is going to determine what is ‘abhorrent’ or not? What we need is a complete blanket ban and not some type of political weakening on the issue.
The report goes on to say that Cameron is going to tell the likes of Google that they have a duty to act and this is also a moral duty. He is of course completely right but it’s naïve to think that any corporate giant acts in a moral way and especially if that morality will affect the bottom line.
It is vital that Cameron takes positive and actionable measures in order to wipe about child pornography and I doubt anyone, other than those who enjoy such content, will stand against such a decision; even if that goes against the grain of the internet being an open and free source of information.
Whilst I have taken a real pop at Cameron’s inadequacies and incompetence; mainly due to his failings to achieve anything measurable so far, it doesn’t mean that I and millions of others don’t want action; it is in fact what we are crying out for instead of the continuous stream of lies and rhetoric that have currently surrounded this issue.
It’s time Cameron took a zero tolerance stance and if that means dragging the ISPs and the likes of Google through the courts on criminal charges then so be it.
Do you think David Cameron should introduce a law making ISPs and internet giants, such as Google, legally accountable for storing child pornography on their servers? Please leave your comments below.