WaltSee wrote on Nov 24, 2023, 15:41:
All of this translates to the EU's intention to create EU games under the sanction of the EUC, which spells censorship and government manipulation, via government lawyers, of game content. They are already doing that (EUC) in other areas of the Internet right now--or attempting it, I should say. I cannot respect any forum which gives the government the right to censor posts that simply state opinions the government may oppose. Glad it doesn't affect me! Liberal governments wherever they exist have become obsessed with controlling what people think and say on the Internet, if possible. It's because they cannot control it that they wish to implement control. It's understood that all governments disguise their dictatorial bents with grandiose terms --like "protecting the culture"--and so on. All dictatorships begin with benevolent goals and statements, and by the time the populace wakes up to where things are really going, it is often too late to change things.
As far as the EU/EUC's desire to express the richness of European culture, which I value myself as an American beneficiary of much of those cultures, look at what the EU is doing with illegal immigration--that has run so wild that many European states are seeing their historical cultures eroded and even destroyed. Looking on the bright side, perhaps this is a last-gasp effort of Europeans to preserve what is so great and memorable in their cultures against the rabid erosion of those values by foreign influx, such as militant Islam--which seeks to dominate and control these cultures, completely. Will be interesting to see how things develop.
As a European, I have really no idea where you get most of your information from, but let's just say that I think that you are exaggerating the issues and the above is something I would expect to hear from a Wilders or Le Pen during election times. Are there issues, of course, but overall it is not as bad as you describe, but sadly it seems there is no room anymore for the middle ground, just extreme left or extreme right.