Friday, February 10, 2006

If the Internet was around in 1944...

...would Yahoo! have betrayed Anne Frank to the Nazis?

The web portal giant is helping the Communist government in China track down political dissidents. At least two of them are now sitting in prison because Yahoo! handed over records that led to their arrest... for the simple crime of sending an e-mail.

Why the hell is a U.S. company like Yahoo! dealing with a government that would rather see this nation destroyed? Why is any American company dealing with China, for that matter.

I mean, will somebody please explain to me why it is that China enjoys Most Favored Nation status with us?

This deal with Yahoo! tells me something: that too many parties, from the elected politicians on to corporate interests, are willing to sell out this country's principles for sake of a fast buck. There is no possible way that this can be defended, no matter who it is that's dealing with for all intents and purposes the sole superpower threat that exists to the United States today.

3 comments:

Jeff Martin said...

I totally agree. Google and Microsoft should also be vilified for like conduct.

Roch101 said...

What makes you think they aren't doing the same thing to American customers?

Darkmoon said...

Uhh.. money doesn't play loyalties or principles. You misconstrue capitalism with political loyalties.