Fellow Netizens, my friend Cbullitt of Soylent Green alerted me to an internet-wide blog protest in response to the Censorship of the cable cartoon show “South Park.” The image above, with permission from the designer Chris Muir, is scheduled to show up throughout the blogosphere at midnight tonight. Cbullitt wrote:
“I’m not an artist or Cartoonist, but Chris Muir is and Trey Parker and Matt Stone are. And Theo Van Gough was. Muir, whose work you see above, obviously does not ascribe to the dictum displayed in the cowardice of Comedy Central, the EU, and the U.S. Government under the last four administrations, namely: Feeding the crocodile in hopes that it will eat you last.”
To be truthful, I’ve never seen an episode of “South Park” although I understand its popularity due to its irreverent humor. The recent imposition of domestic sharia law on the writers of “South Park” for a joke involving the Prophet Muhammed is inexcusable in the Land of the Free and the Home of the First Amendment.
Let’s celebrate our First Amendment Rights before we lose them.
Very odd… This post went up and comments and pingbacks were turned off. I’ve never turned off comments on ANY post, either accidentally or on purpose, but they’re back on now.
Here’s a comment from another blog I posted this on:
“Some people think Stone and Parker censored themselves. As if!”
“I find it very disturbing when people are too skittish to speak their minds for fear of repercussions. I noticed that same fear in myself recently. It bothered me a lot and I’m old enough to know better.”
These are scary times when honest people are hesitant to speak their minds for fear of persecution.