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Censorship is a testament to the power of words, and it has a nasty habit of backfiring and creating martyrs. The roll call is impressive... Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ken Sara Wiwa, Nawal El Sadawi, James Baldwin, Breyton Breytenbach - The names of the writers are usually more recognizable than those of the rulers who tried to silence them.

I as a person oppose censorship based on the sole opinions and/or convictions of any one person or group. I believe that it is the viewer's discretion to censor what they see, or in the case of children, the parents'.
An example, something which drove me to create this petition, is Thomas, the creator of Elfwood. When he made his now popular and world-wide art site, he set in place censorship rules that are based on his Swedish upbringing, not taking into account the fact that there might be other cultures signing up. When one of my works was not accepted due to censure, I stopped uploading. At least DeviantArt allows you to mark if a work is "adult material". While this is not a petition against Thomas or Elfwood in general, the image was not even... Well, here, I'll let you make your own thoughts on the matter...


Another example is when a poem I wrote was not allowed to be published in my college's Writers' Corner. I asked why, and the editor replied that she didn't like it because it was too dark, had cursing, and dealt with suicide as its main theme.

Censorship like this is wrong! It interferes with the rights of free speech and press, per the United States Constitution, yes, but these rights SHOULD be a part of every human's existence. If you agree with my view, sign the petition below. Help censor censorship!!

A nice little quote from Boston Legal...

Shore: "When President Kennedy was shot, when Martin Luther King delivered "I Have A Dream," when we walked on the moon, our lives were shaped by these events, in part because of the news. But on all the other days, they're businesses, looking to compete like anybody else in a competitive market place. They sell product. And even if you're determined to believe that this particular network is some evil empire, looking to spread right-wing propaganda... that still doesn't change the fact that we are in this room today because a principal is shutting down the expression of ideas... simply because he disagrees with the content. If anything needs a champion today, it's the First Amendment. In a recent poll, half of today's high school students thought newspapers should get government approval of stories before publishing them. The First Amendment has become an endangered species. And here we have a high school principal practicing censorship. My, my. We do have a problem."

UPDATE!!'s Fuck of the Month, as well as yahoo chat's x-rated rooms were both pulled because of this:

Tell me, IS THAT FAIR?!

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36. [The Voice of Difference] It would be silly not to be against censorship.

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2004-11-26 [Hependipherous]: After re-reading it, it appears to be a petition to get Thomas to rethink his rules. If that's not what this is about, it should definatley be clarified.

2004-11-26 [Sunrose]: That was exactly my thinking.. :)

2004-11-26 [Solitiaum]: *makes a note and goes to feed Micah*

2004-11-26 [Solitiaum]: There... I think that is a bit more clear...

2004-11-26 [Sunrose]: Hmm..I would like the opinion of the people who denied the art/poem.. . Aside from that this single case doesn't clarify itself as censorship though :)

2004-11-26 [Solitiaum]: She didnt post it because she didnt like that it contained a controversial subject and cursing. Sounds like censorship to me. And the art was denied on the basis that it was "lewd"... >.o Uhm, no, not really... The poses are left to the interpretation of the viewers, IF THERE ARE ALLOWED TO BE ANY.

2004-11-26 [Solitiaum]: Hmm... that pic kinda reminds me of Fanta Boi and Font, hehe >.>

2004-11-27 [Hependipherous]: To me the only thing about that pic is that the size difference might suggest that an adult is comming on to an 8 year old. @.@

2004-11-27 [Solitiaum]:  >.< The one is 23, and the other is just 18... Two characters from Elftown chat... Oi...

2004-11-27 [Sunrose]: But these are your words, without them to defend themselves: that's not really fair..

2004-11-27 [Solitiaum]: The point isnt that I was wronged, though Sunny, its that censorship LIKE this is wrong.

2004-11-27 [Sunrose]: If This Is actually censorship. The point does seem that you were wronged, else you wouldn't have started the wiki. If you write on a wiki such an example, I would like to know the input of the people whom you accuse of censorship.

2004-11-27 [Solitiaum]: I suppose I could track them down, but I dont live anywhere near the college anymore, and I dont recall which mod dealt with my picture... But I could try... o.o;

2004-12-01 [jimsmithkka]: making a video on censorship for class, need ideas, have any?

2004-12-01 [Solitiaum]: what kind of a video, hun...

2004-12-02 [jimsmithkka]: a short documentery on censorship in my high school

2004-12-02 [Solitiaum]: hmm...

2004-12-03 [Hependipherous]: Make sure that you mention that the first thing a Fascist dictator does upon gaining power is to control the media. That's why they have mass book burnings and propaganda campaigns. In that case, censorship is almost comparable to social engineering/mind control.

2004-12-04 [rebel girl]: censorship sucks.. FREEDOM OF SPEECH BITCHES!!!!

2004-12-04 [Solitiaum]: Ooooo, nice, Heppy... theres a whole concept to explore right there, censorship as a form of Big Brother...

2004-12-16 [movieguy]: Sign me the fuck up!!!! and Fuck the MPAA

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