Keep Obscene Material Away from Children

February 8, 2008

Today’s youth are being bombarded with same-sex couples and erotica laced advertisements, but BOOKS are a culprit that have been dodging regulation for decades.I like mine extra-crispy. If your priorities are arranged anything like mine, then you understand the importance of protecting the world’s children from the filth, obscenities and violence depicted throughout the modern media.

Warning: Explicit Content
Although many will complain that video game, music and movie rating systems aren’t doing enough, they will be hard pressed to find any system at all to prevent obscene books from reaching a child’s hands. Thanks to the unregulated nature of the First Amendment, any child has access to information that allows them to sell drugs, or themselves, on the street.

With this money in hand, they can walk into any bookstore and purchase even more mind-filth. As little Bobby or Suzie drops James Joyce or William Faulkner on the counter, the devil behind the counter won’t even go so far as to ask for ID before offering the defenseless child bargains on future pornography.

Public Pornographers
But it gets worse, not only are there no systems in place to prevent a child from purchasing this garbage, there are people who hand out this smut for free. These trash pushers, or libraries, only ask that the child give up their home address. We can only speculate for what reason, but it’s assumed to be for homosexual orgies/communist rallies/Ayn Rand.

While all of this is happening, our government is turning their back on us, with many public schools banning the most important book a child could ever read, the Bible. With the true word of God, as handed down to us by old men over the course of several editions, translations and hundreds of years, being kept away from these kids, how are they ever expected to turn into responsible adults?

Studies Prove It
The truth is they aren’t expected, with more and more research proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that exposure to violent, pornographic material as a youth leads to violent sex offenders. A University of Michigan study proved it. They have professors there, with degrees. In science. Probably.

More studies have shown that books may even be worse than The Internet. With 4.2 million pornographic sites online in the Internet’s 20 year history, we can assume that children have amassed over 273 million pornographic books since the beginning of early literature.

Fight For Your Right to Censor!
Don’t allow these pornographers like Mark Twain and Neil Gaiman to hide behind the constitution any longer, contact your legislators today about warning labels and a tiered rating system to prevent today’s youth from becoming tomorrow’s violent sex offenders!


Do More Than Dream

January 21, 2008

It’s Martin Luther King Jr Day, but do any of us really understand what that means? Sure, classes are out so you have plenty of time to read this, and the library and post office are closed so I have plenty of time to write this, but what does it really mean to any liberal college student?

No Class
The holiday itself was signed into law in 1983 by Ronald Reagan, fifteen years after the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner’s unfortunate assassination. Ronald Reagan vehemently opposed the holiday, only signing because it was passed with such an overwhelming majority that it was veto proof.

Arizona, South Carolina and Jesse Helms all opposed the holiday. South Carolina even offering three Confederate holidays that federal employees could celebrate instead of MLKJr Day. In fact, to this day you can still visit Virginia today and celebrate Lee-Jackson Day, which commemorates the life of the Civil Rights leader alongside the leader of the romanticized Confederate General.

Aftermath
When King was shot on his hotel room balcony, the switchboard operator couldn’t be found to make the emergency phone call. They had suffered a fatal heart attack at the news of King’s death. There were over 60 citywide riots throughout the country after the news hit the press.

What could be so unsettling about a federal holiday? What’s so important about this baptist minister and his words?

We’ve all heard excerpts from his I Have a Dream speech, equally famous for its social commentary as its rhetoric, but many still don’t recognize the basic importance of this great man.

By Comparison
I’m twenty-three years old as I write this, and I’ll be twenty-four this October. Martin Luther King Jr earned his Doctorate in Philosophy at Boston University when he was 24. Later that same year, he became a minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. At 26, he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought Rosa Parks, Civil Disobedience and Segregation into the national spotlight. At 35, he was the youngest person to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Integrity and Credibility
Dr King never admitted to being perfect. In the 80s it was discovered that he had plagiarized over a third of his doctoral dissertation. Boston University still found his paper to be of such great scholarly importance to not revoke his doctoral status. Had things gone differently, we’d still call him Doctor King. He had received over 20 honorary doctorates in his 13 year struggle for civil rights.

Departing Words
At his funeral, Dr King gave his own eulogy, the Drum Major Instinct Sermon. In the sermon, he said that he wanted to love and serve humanity, to clothe the naked, to visit prisoners, to be right about war, to feed the hungry and to try and love somebody.

A Loud Bible Thumper
His faith in God was phenomenal, and a case can easily be made saying that without faith, the world would never have had a MLK. But it was an exposure to a different culture entirely that shaped his civil rights strategy. When he visited India, he was able to meet with the Gandhi family. This is summarized best, by his speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

Dr King wasn’t just a case of a prominent black figure being in the right place at the right time. He saw injustices in the world, and he set out to correct them. But, by no means did he accomplish this alone; his voice and message empowered millions around the globe.

This Is Where You Come In
It’s a little late for any of us to do anything in the name of the holiday, but at this point you should understand that a day off is not what the holiday is about.

  • It’s about NOT sitting back and allowing things to continue.
  • It’s about making a difference using the voice God/Evolution gave you.
  • It’s about peace for everybody, not just liberal college students or rich, old, white men.

Find something you want to do with your life, anything at all. Give yourself an adequate timespan to do it. Find out all the little tasks and subgoals that make up the larger one. Then, and most importantly, do them.

Personally, I’m giving myself a year to clean up my drug problem.
(Why not end on a joke?)


Stranger than Nonfiction

November 20, 2007

“Can you prove that [the Rapture] is fictional? What if I am correct? Could it be possible?”Let me be the first to welcome our new Space Monkey Overlords.

An appeal to ignorance is when you expect to not argue your standing by your opponent’s inability to disprove your argument. You need to prove your point, not shift the burden onto your opponent.

  • Example: The moon landing was a hoax, and you haven’t provided any evidence that proves otherwise.

Rapture
Assuming the rapture is prophesied in biblical literature as an event occurring at the end of times involving Kirk Cameron, I assert that proving it wrong is impossible.”What?” you say.
“No, really,” I say.

However, I do assert that all prophecies are crap. Prophecy, clairvoyance, and ESP are crap because they all require large amounts of self deception. If you predict enough, people will see positives in the flood of negatives. This is called confirmation bias. This sort of selective thinking is why Nostradamus and the Bible Code are popular. I would like to make an example.

Monkeys that left the earth at the Dawn of Man shall return from space and rule with an iron fist. Prove me wrong.
While we are at it, prove the following wrong:

  • The final battle between the Aesir and the Jotnar which destroys the universe. (Norse)
  • The purifying of the world by a White Buffalo Calf Woman (Lakota Tribe)
  • Kali Yuga, the final stage of Kalpa (Hindu)

What you seem to believe, is that if you can’t prove any of them wrong, then all of them are possible outcomes, including the space monkey theory.

Now, I fully expect to hear, “Space Monkeys are not mentioned in the bible, which is the word of God, and is therefore true.” Which puts the burden of proof back onto you (heads up, it’s an appeal to authority). Either prove the rapture or prove the existence of a god (any will do), but stop pushing the burden onto others.

Just for Fun
I’m going to make vague predictions about the Thanksgiving Holiday. If any of these come true for anyone, please tell me.

I’m generally not too great at this, as I’m new to cold reading and the like. Things may not be too clear. I’m going to just say things as I see them, which will probably be unimportant to me, but mean a lot to you.

I see a girl, she’s not related and seems insecure about something, a problem with a man or a father figure of some type.

I’m feeling warm and kind glow off of a man, he’s older, but I’m also feeling anger around the holiday.

This person I’m seeing, they feel they have a great weakness, and they are overly critical of themselves because of it, but they also have unlimited potential inside themselves.