StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 13:43:
An excuse to regulate the internet? Probably, but like the wild west of old it has pretty much been proven that people can't control themselves with a free and unregulated internet.
Dear God! I've been lurking on this site for ten years, and your comment finally made me sign up!
I don't know what's worse... your faulty analogy or your appeal to it in order to support restricting human freedom! First, it wouldn't take you more than five minutes to research the "Wild" West and find out that it was far from "wild." The most homicides ever recorded in Tombstone, AZ in one year? Three
(and that was so extraordinary/infamous that they have made books and movies about it ever since). How about Dodge City? Five.
Hell, seven murders is a slow WEEKEND in Detroit!
So, you conclude, based on a false, media-driven stereotype turned analogy, that people cannot be expected to behave on the internet, so we need to regulate it?!?! Please!