As a British person I find the idea that these new regulations are going to stretch to "esoterica" utterly ridiculous, unjustified, and unworkable.
Any image which displays elements of the anatomical process, surgery, autopsy, crime scenes, aftermaths of terror attacks, in fact, some of the most
important photo-journalism I have ever seen, will be pretty damned close to being banned, if the brush with which these things are marked, is as wide
as simply describing it as "Gore".
Britain has a massive tradition, and history of occult practices, druidism, these things are strung through both the pre and post Roman history our
nation! How can the government place these things in amongst pornography as things to be banned is unworkable, and unreasonable. Will Harry Potter no
longer be available for the young people, as streaming content? How about Twilight? This seems idiotic at best.
So, let me get this straight, if the government do not like it, its banned, is that whats happening here?? I smell a sternly worded letter to the PM,
and indeed, several terse visits with my MP in the offing. Obviously, they havent thought this through. The more they compress us, the more they
destroy our rights and freedoms, to learn, to feel, to think, and to speak, the deeper underground they will push us. Like a liquid however, the
British can only have thier will and thought compressed to a certain extent, before the pressure destroys the vessel.
There is a habit, for government these days to expand an idea that may not work too well, to the point where it cannot possibly function in any
reasonable manner, and if enforced will represent a serious impediment to the liberty of the people. Typical then, that it came at a time when we, yet
again, have a clueless, Thatcher worshiping moron in the driving seat. Someone needs to pull these idiots over for dangerous driving.
For those questioning the outrage here, suggesting that these things are not banned, only filtered, this is just another element of the monitoring
that WE are the subject of, every single day. By observing the activities of people who are using the net for the same purpose that I do, near enough
every day, right here on ATS, who will have to opt out of the scheme, the government are essentially going to increase thier illegal scrutiny of
innocent people, all caught up in this net that was originally devised to prevent child abuse, corruption of children and so on.
The very idea that this site could be caught up in that filter makes me want to spit acid in the face of an authority figure. They are doing
themselves no favour.
edit on 29-7-2013 by TrueBrit because: REASONS