Getting a little perspective is often a very sobering thing. For example, it is hard to complain too much about the food situation here in Canada when you really understand that tens of thousands of people are dying of starvation in Africa every month. McDonalds is pretty bad but it sure is a damn sight better than that. In a similar vein I submit to you this link, which details how in Belarus the government has officially banned visiting any site on the internet that does not originate in Belarus. Want to use Google? Illegal. Want to buy something from Amazon? Illegal. Want to use thesaurus.com? Illegal. Who the HELL thought that was a good idea?!?
The various 'control the internet' initiatives in this part of the world don't look so bad when you consider that monstrosity.