13 November 2006

George Orwell...We Never Quite Knew Ye...

I was trying to get my latest *fix* of FORTWAYNENEWS.COM when I noticed that access was no longer possible. After searching my fellow bloggers sites, I found out that FWN and AWB's site was "removed" over some sex offender material he had posted. The visual of the "Thought Police" coming to take AWB away passed through my mind's eye....

I read the original post and the responses and I find nothing wrong with AWB's stance and opinions. After all, isn't THAT what these blogs (as well as the FIRST AMENDMENT) are all about in the first place?

Sure there are tons of people who make our teeth itch and our skin crawl JUST by making ONE post. Conversely, there are JUST AS MANY who offer insight, make thought-provoking debate, and provide information the media would have us in the dark over. THAT, my friends is what FREE SPEECH is all about.

The main gist of the questionable posting concerned sex offenders...you know...those child predators who drool at playgrounds and schoolyards when YOUR kids walk by...yeah, THOSE people. Some people became offended and relatively incensed with AWB's comments. Like I said, I saw nothing wrong with his post, but sure as the sun will come up, there will be those "other people" who, if you as much as look at them the "wrong" way, become offended.

Now excuse me for being of the "sticks & stone may break my bones, but NAMES will never hurt me" persuasion, but I would have THOUGHT that after all these millenia of evolutionary PROGRESS, that we (as people) would have AT LEAST made it far enough to let things such as this become like so much water off a duck's back...

I guess not.

Hell, in a perfect world, we wouldn't HAVE sex offenders in the first place, so none of this would have ever occured...but people, it sure as hell AIN'T a perfect world....and so we have people that keep us "alert" to problems IN this world, be they from people, governments, devisive organizations...whatever!

Granted there IS a lot of dubious material out there....things that would subvert the fabric of our society, all for the sake of a quick buck I might add. And I agree that there is material out there that needs to be controlled, reigned in or what have you. Is my belief (in that) an impediment to "free speech"...I don't believe so, as the items I feel need to be removed from society do nothing to PROMOTE growth, enlightenment, or progress. These things ONLY serve to debauch, debase, and demean our society and it's core value systems. THAT cannot be tolerated. THAT is not free speech...that is subversion.

And I applaude those who have the cajones to stand up, be counted, report the FACTS, speak the truth, and still believe this nation can remain as great as it should be. And like I have found out...you immediately become a target for some lame-ass radical with some even more radical beliefs, which serve no other purpose than to bolster that individual's perverted sense of "pride". You will be called things that are simply NOT true, but that doesn't stop these "hate-mongers" from their inslaught.

Those that merely wish to besmirch people that HAVE those cajones I mentioned are counter-freedom...counter productive...and counter America. THEY are the ones who need watching and monitoring...NOT the ones that "shoot from the hip", speak the plain truth, and truly have something to say.

AWB...you keep on keeping on...we're here for you...in greater numbers than many realize.

The TRUTH is still out there.....screw all the obfuscation.

3 comments:

Jana said...

Every day, the people who whine about NOT having free speech are the ones who are taking it AWAY from those who use it...

Ya know, the ones who go "Hey, that's a HOLIDAY tree, not a CHRISTMAS tree! I'LL SUE FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY "CHRISTMAS" BECAUSE THEY'RE INSULTING ME AND TREADING ON MY RIGHTS OF FREE SPEACH FOR WANTING TO CALL IT A "HOLIDAY" TREE!"

*bangs head against desk*

At least this year Wal-Mart has the right idea...

Wonder if they'll continue to keep the right idea for years to come...?

Tim Zank said...

Jana...They'll (Walmart) follow the breeze at the time each year....

B.G.....keep up the good work. There are an inordinate amount of "fricksticks" out there, and they're multiplying!!!

B.G. (Semper Paratus) said...

Thanks people....and 'ya know...it's simply AMAZING what 2 cups of strong "joe" (and a chip on the old shoulder) will do to one's morning reverie...ain't it?

And Tim....if we were to speak "hypothetically"...I'd say the more fricksticks we have, the more targets to aim at....(hypothetically-speaking of course)...it's just *my* opinion...lol!