Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Marxisoft Goes Pinko

Microsoft has taken a brave stand for human liberty ... er ... of course, that's assuming by "brave stand" you mean selling out human rights to make a quick buck. A regular profile in courage. Microsoft (and others) ban words like "freedom", "democracy" and "human rights" from their blogs at the request of the Chinese government.

These huge corporations have become like transcultural nation-states. What they do and say matters. They have their reasons, of course ... about 1.3 billion of them. Chinese markets and their seemingly limitless supply of consumers have Western companies salivating and apparently bending over backwards to stifle the spread of human liberty. But can they really keep this genie in the bottle? Anyone who has ever tried to stop spam knows it's just not that easy.

By the way, is there a company in the history of man that has benefited more from a free society than Microsoft?

Read the article here, or just go buy a Mac.