We've always had dictators, and we still do. They've always hid behind the ideologies of communism, fascism, authoritarianism theocracy, and others. But now we are facing totalitarianism not from an outside force, but from forces within our own governments. Call me paranoid if you want, but governments around the world, even in so called "free" countries are beginning to take away our freedoms. I might be slightly biased since the gaming industry is almost always hammered by fascists and pseudo-scientists trying to ruin everything. Three days ago the Australian government banned yet another video game, Mortal Kombat, this is one of many video games that have either been completely banned or censored in some way (link). Germany, another oppressive anti-gamer government censored Bulletstorm last month (link). A few months ago Japan decided to censor hardcore child pornography in video games, anime, manga, and other mediums (link). The UK government is trying to create a law that will block all citizens from accessing online pornography unless they have a special porn license that they have to separately request from their ISP (link). In every civilized country in the world, excluding parts of the Netherlands, marijuana is illegal, despite how it is no worse for you than a cigarette and does have some medicinal purposes. In the United Kingdom there are 85 sharia courts that enforce civil Islamic law (link). Also in the UK nearly all of the public schools require school uniforms or an overly strict dress code. In Australia they'll ban anything, including breast sizes. Last year the Australian government made it illegal for adult women who have what the government deems "small" breasts or look like they look young, they will be banned from participating in any adult media (link). Even in the United States we are not safe from unnecessary totalitarianism. Look at the pseudo scientists who claim that playing violent video games makes you want to kill and rape people. Or the people who want to ban all video games and try to prevent video game sales to teenagers (link). Sure, this stuff might seem minor now, but it isn't getting any better. And it's always a slippery slope. So tell me, is this freedom or is this censorship? Is this a democracy or is it a nanny state? How much longer until we live under an Orwellian-esque government?