@Sean Timarco Baggaley
Interesting viewpoint, but what you are doing is making the case for national block lists. Making it well, I might add. You are correct in that the mores and codes of a given society are not legally enforceable beyond its borders. At the same time, some things are considered "simply too dangerous" by a given society. Granted some societies are more restrictive than others, but the only way then for any society to impose it's laws on content entering or leaving it is with a great big firewall.
I may have a personal opinion about "where the line is" or even "should our society censor content for the many in order to shield the few." I am sure most commenters here at El Reg not only have opinions, but long thought out and fervent ones.
Per your own argument, such firewalls and filters are the only way of a country imposing it's laws on content that is consumable within it's borders. What gets blocked, for what reasons and who controls the ability to do so are matters for the electorate to iron out with their governments, (or for Kings/Sultans/what-have-you to dictate to their subjects.)
This logic is of course full of holes, and really only designed to rile everyone up as only the concept of censorship around here can. The real meat of my argument, (and the purpose of my posting a comment in the first place) is this:
Your entire argument based on the belief that a given society or even a person has no “right” to try to impose it’s influence outside of it’s borders. Many societies are deeply steeped in the belief of their right and duty (divine or not) to “convert” the entire world.
Even without looking very hard, you can find extremists who believe in their right and duty to push their beliefs on others in every society or group you can name. Religious groups, Atheists, American imperialists, libertarians, the list goes on, and likely encompasses every society country and belief imaginable. (I have even encountered “extreme moderates” who believe we should all “chill the **** out” and it’s up to them to make us all understand it.)
It appears most of the planet is involved in various different types of cultural warfare at any given time. I don’t know any statistics off the top of my head, but I would guess planet wide more people believe it is their right and duty to impose their beliefs on someone else, (or the right/duty of their culture/society/religion/lack thereof,) than there are people who believe that noone and no group has that right. I could then make the argument that because the majority of people hold this belief that it is “more correct.”
Either argument is deeply flawed, and implies and involves a judgment of another’s belief system. I thusly challenge your belief that my country/society/religion/lack of religion/etc. has no innate “right” to try to force you to change what you believe.
Also note that nothing above in any way infers (or refers to) my own beliefs as regards anything. This entire commentwall is simply pure troll bait, with me hoping fervently that some of the more interesting and intelligent commenters will take up the challenge for my own personal entertainment.
If not, well…dinner just finished cooking anyways.