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Sunday, May 16, 2004

*Updated*
Censorship on THIS blog?


Even the blog I reserved for my more civil, eloquent comments has been hit by the censorship bug. The site

http://johnkerryisadouchebagbutimvotingforhimanyway.com

[no thanks to BLOGGER] is a serious website with valid political views, albeit inundated with profanity. Why the hell has it been blocked from my links section? Damned fascists. This is going to be the topic of a nice love letter to the folks at BLOGGERTM in the near future.

Who came up with the idea of "profane" language?

pro·fane
adj.

1. Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.
2. Nonreligious in subject matter, form, or use; secular: sacred and profane music.
3. Not admitted into a body of secret knowledge or ritual; uninitiated.
4. Vulgar; coarse.

It can only be considered negative by opinion -- i.e., irreverent, vulgar, nonreligious. This means that only the religious can oppose profanity, that is, if even they view the language as irreverent. As for "nonreligious," secular and religious language can be combined. That's how you get modern English. I conclude that this is further proof that we're letting the terrorists win.

Let's do our part to preserve freedom and fight censorship.

Update:

BLOGGERTM has blocked it here, too. I'm trying, but it's not coming through. Not sure what's wrong with the site, and they refuse to respond. This is not the way adults play. They debate the issues and come to a reasonable conclusion. Gimme a break...!