In the news – Lithuania going mad

While we worry about our collective economy, Lithuania is quietly going insane. The parliament has overturned a presidential veto and a law which “would ban the public dissemination of information considered harmful to minors” has been passed, covering “material on homosexuality, bisexuality and polygamy, as well as depictions of violence and death”.

It is called the “law on the protection of minors against the detrimental effect of public information” – apparently 50 years of Soviet oppression has been forgotten? I could comment on the rest of that article, but it seems pretty pointless. Passing that kind of law is a clear indication that democracy, free speech and personal freedom is not high in the political agenda. Also, further commentary would consist mainly of expletives.

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