Monday, March 14, 2005

Censorship

Since the last post was about what "The government should..." I thought I'd give you my perspective on censorship.

Censorship is great... as long as I'm the one making the rules. However, I cannot guarantee that I will be the one making the rules, so it is in my best interest, as the member of a small and never-particularly-popular religious group, to prevent anyone from making any sort of rule. Thus I am opposed to censorship.

7 Comments:

Blogger Hamlette said...

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9:58 AM  
Blogger Hamlette said...

You're opposed to people making any sort of rules? What about me? Can't I make rules? Because I have some rules that I want established:

1. Our Crypt (or any future dwelling place) shall never be devoid of chocolate

2. No one is allowed to borrow my movies or books without my express permission

3. All heretical statements (such as "John Wayne was a lousy actor" or "Angel is a wussy girl" or "Combat! sucks") are punishable by death or nosey-biting

4. All rules can be changed or abolished at any time by ME

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Philosopher Poet said...

I think we should just start our own country. Perhaps on mars or something...
America version 2.0
Any takers?

I'm too frustrated and lazy to post in my own journal so I comment on others. It feels less like work and more like human interaction.
I can no longer deal with general human stupidity. It makes Baby Jesus and I cry.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Octavo Dia said...

The good Lord must like stupid people--he made so many of them!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Noumenon said...

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are stupider than that."
-George Carlin

Although this assumes your definition of "average" is the median stupid person. Your mental image might be of the most commonly appearing type of stupid person, — <strike>the blonde</strike> the modal idiot, so to speak — who might be stupider than more than 50% of the population.

There's just no way to simulate crossing out words without HTML. Damn you, Blogger!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Octavo Dia said...

Two things spring to mind whenever I discuss stupid people. One is from Dilbert (that paragon of wisdom), with "The World's Smartest Garbage Man." Perhaps they know something that I do not.

The other is from The Lord of the Rings, in which the Steward says, "You think you are wise, Mithrandir, yet for all your subtlties, you lack wisdom." Perhaps I don't know as much as I think I do.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Hamlette said...

I love that it's Denethor saying that to Gandalf, because he totally doesn't see that it applies to himself, not Gandalf.

Sometimes I have those moments too, where I'm sounding so sure of myself, and all of a sudden a little voice in my head (maybe I can get it to sound like Denethor one of these days) says, "What makes you think you know so much? Do you really know what you're talking about?" I hate those moments, but I suppose they keep me from being too cocky.

11:58 PM  

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