Censoring Life: An Imaginary Look
Due to the following announcement from the Government of Canada today, WordPress.com/org is saddened to announce its closure of services. We have always believed in freedom in Canadian Literature and have found it appalling to be asked to abide by the following:
- All internet content, including personal blogs and websites must now reflect both sides of any controversial with equal clarity.
- In cases of religious freedoms, any blogs mentioning God, or Jesus, Rabbi, Buddha or Allah will be asked to change the content. All Deity must now be represented as “The Universe”.
- Political views are not permitted including the mention of any political figure of the past or present or quoting their viewpoint.
- Blogs or photos cannot refer to life events that may cause a reader to experience a negative emotion. Blogs, website or photo content can be of items that all people experience. Posts containing information or images regarding marriage or children may be offensive to those who are not experiencing this life event.
We will not insist that our writers and photographers submit to such censorship, therefore we feel we need to discontinue our services.
All WordPress users will have until July 1st at 3:00 p.m. EST to remove any posted material they wish to secure before our closing.
We apologize for this terrible reality and harsh standards of the Government of Canada concerning the freedoms we once valued.
We still live in a free country. Today we have the freedom to choose what we want to do, where we want to go and how we want to live. We can pick up any book and read any type of content. We can write what we feel needs expression and no one takes notice or causes a retaliation against what we have written. We have freedom of speech and a freedom to debate. We are free to practice our faith without fear and free to practice our right to vote and learn from the Leaders in our history. We live in a free country. Appreciate all you have and live free.
In honor of Canada Day please thank God for the freedoms we take for granted every day.