FE. I think the approach you took with the "infamous" St Valentines Day thread by Spikeychris is very much my view. My understanding of your position in that thread was along the lines of seeking to understand China (non pun intended) and treat their moves towards liberalisation as another way to get there rather than the war and bloodshed route.
I have always thought that seeing the internet as some force for freedom outside of the rest of the world was quaintly idealistic and naive. My view is not a recipe for defeatism, we should still continue to work to spread information on our views on good governance but recognise others may have just thought about it as well.
fourm member has summed up a pragmatic and reasoned approach. I realise Amnesty will work hard to fight for our own liberalisation but with police powers being considered for stop and question we should look at home before lecturing others.
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