Slowly. You place the toad in water and increase the temperature at a rate the toad doesn't notice. You may be wondering why I am using this to start off a blog article. Its really just an analogy for the real topic. Censorship. Look at our television networks in America. We truly are one of the only free nations which such heavy censorship. If people are so offended its as simple as changing the channel. If you don't like me using words like motherfucker on my blog, you don't have to read it. And the Federal Trade Commission doesn't regulate printed things. Open up a copy of Rolling Stone and I guarantee you will see the word fuck used a few times throughout the magazine. The first Amendment says free speech and we really don't have it. It also says freedom of religion and that seems like its being weaseled away as well. The GOVERNMENT is trying to put In God We Trust on the capitol building. We have people trying to put creationism in schools. Religion is not science, religion simply denies new evidence where science adjusts based on new findings. Slowly but surely it appears our rights are being taken away. After day 9PM or so they should be able to say fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck on any network that will air it. Yet the most I ever hear in regular tv is shit and that is pushing it. America was not founded on religious principles theres no reason to start today.

It's too bad the Constitution says freedom "of" religion instead of "from" it. -Jake Collyer

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Comment by JayBarti on August 11, 2009 at 9:09pm
There is a hypocrisy there... move to Canada, after midnight it's soft core porn on some stations, still it (the porn) has disappeared lately probably due to competition from the Internet.

I couldn't believe the "fiasco's" that happen on American TV it seems so puritan all the time. I mean "Fuck" has been a part of the English language since the beginning.

Fuck is an iconic English word. In its canonical transitive verb form, it simply refers to the act of sexual intercourse. By extension it may be used to profanely or negatively characterize anything that can be dismissed, disdained, defiled, or destroyed, and it is due to the convergence of these two weighty concepts (sex and destruction) that the term can carry such overloaded emphasis, although it is frequently used as a mere intensifier.

This is the best bit here...

"Fuck" can be used as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, or interjection and can logically be used as virtually any word in a sentence (e.g. "Fuck the fucking fuckers"). It hence has various metaphorical meanings.
Comment by Jake Collyer on August 11, 2009 at 8:00pm
My point exactly. Glad I'm not the only one.
Comment by Ron Edwards on August 11, 2009 at 6:48pm
All people in the U.S. have the ability to do everything from simply changing the channel to changing laws, sadly though, it would seem they don't even know enough that they can change a channel, let alone the laws. The bottom line is that people in the U.S. are confused and ignorant and yes, our government is behind it through dumbing down control methods.
Just ask almost anyone... "Do you believe in freedom of speech"?? they will most likely answer... "Yes, it's a constitutional right"!!
Then ask... "Do you think cursing and nudity should be allowed on T.V."?? and they will most like answer "NO"!!



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