Censorship, in whatever form, is a most deadly weapon. Censorship's only reason for existence is to manipulate and control the people it's aimed at. We in the West think it's a problem other countries have. We live in a Democratic Country, we have our 'Rights', chief amongst which are: The 'Right' of free speech, the 'Right' to expect our Governments and Media to keep us fully and truthfully informed. The 'Right' to go about our business without hinderance or let. The 'Right' to worship in accordance with our beliefs, or not to worship at all, and the 'Right' to express our opinions - as long as we balance that 'Right' with our responsibilities to those within our communities. Ahh yes!! We really believe that we're far better off than those poor folk in countries such as China, for example. But are we?
Perhaps people in those non-democratic Countries are better off than we.. They KNOW their Governments lie to them. They KNOW their Press are corrupt or dictated to as to what information they can give out. They KNOW they dare not speak publically about such things as politics or religion, for example.
Living in a democracy used to mean we sometimes had to listen to, or see things we didn't like, but until those we objected to broke the Law, they too had their rights. But today, with the collusion of our governments, and our own complacency, we are allowing ourselves to be dictated to about even the most basic things in our lives.
Most galling and immoral of all, are the double standards of these 'mind police' If you wish to say, read, or do anything they dislike, disapprove of, or which shows them up for the fakes they are - then you are 'bad', wrong, hateful and descriminating. On the other hand, these self-serving few can do and say as they please - they are victims, in their own eyes, so have the right to brow-beat the rest of us in any way they choose.
Melanie Phillips of Sunday Times: "Freedom only lives if we disapprove of offensiveness, but defend it to the death."
What a cunning way to destroy free speech
The right to be a bigot and an idiot
Guess who's coming to dinner? Just a little barbecued sacred cow
I am, therefore I rant. . .
When I learned that folk in USA were trying to ban books, especially by such authors as Mark Twain, I was astounded. I thought America was 'the land of the free and the home of the brave?' How sad to learn that American citizens are being dictated to as to which books they can or cannot read, not by the government, but by a small minded, hate-filled minority. I just don't understand it. Surely in a democratic country people should be free to read what they choose? Maybe I'm mistaken, or maybe America isn't a real democracy..
Banned Books & Censorship
Banned Book Week
Censoring library in hot water again
Quote: Feminists blocked conventional print publication of Jack Kammer's latest book, but thanks to technological advances FREE electronic distribution cannot be stopped
The liberal media-in-training
Learn your rights and keep abreast of those who seek to take them from you.
F.A.C.T. - First Amendment Cyber-Tribune
The Age (Australia) Cenorship - Return of the vice police
Declaration of Insanity
A Call To Lustiness, by Camille Paglia
Just say no to the sex police
The censoring of feminist history
Confederate flag supporters hold protest
The file of double standard keep growing and growing
Censorship - Feminism
And Other Nonsense
Censorship is not limited to what we read, but increasingly in what we can or cannot say. However, like any other corrupt regime - these 'speech laws' only apply to one section of society. We can call all men 'dogs', and all fathers 'deadbeats' (which of course is untrue), yet we're not allowed to say that as well as being victims, some women can be and are also perpetrators of violence and abuse, (which is proven to be true). But speaking truthfully on the subject of women's ability to perpetrate abuse is called 'anti-woman'. Since a woman could accuse him of 'date rape', college men now have 'dating codes' like here, at Antioch College. It's totally disgusting and terribly sad that we let hate mongers dictate how we love each other.
Antioch College Dating Code
"Lawless University President Tramples the First Amendment"
Shadow University On The Missiissippi
Cranky nitpickers make writing a [sic] experience
The Orwellian Memory Hole: Vanishing Archives
The University of Neverneverland
What they're learning at Columbia
Education Secretary Riley declares English obsolete
'High' marks for party drug recipe
U.K. Schools learn how to cheat at exams
U.K. Parents' evenings plan for WH Smith
Teachers Skin Deep, Union to the Bone:
Feminism + Quotas = Empty Pools
Why Education Experts Resist Effective Practices
U.S. clears it up: First-grader's kiss is not sexual harassment
Colorado court dooms children
School essay watchdogs cannibalize our children
Schools for scandal
ADVENTURES IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
Spying 101 Students taught to report classmates to authorities
'Wave' of protest over violence plan
College testing via Lego-building
No 'Great Expectations' when schools shun the classics
WASTING MINDS: II
School to school?
Good teachers, curious students and oxymorons
Kids in a public school daze
A reply to teachers
No excuses schools
Burning 'bad' ideas at college
Who needs computers in schools
The Trouble With Single-Sex Schools
English prof stands up to tyranny
'Handmaid's Tale' is off a reading list
College Official Calls White Men 'Root of Most Evil'
Gordon is pushing every child off the learning curve
Labour is still failing the school leadership test
Upping standards wasn't meant to be easy
REPORT ON ACADEMIC LIFE SURVEY
Education And What We Do With Our Bodies
By Kathleen Parker
Oh, for a standard....
Homosexual classroom agenda gains ground
Teachers instructed in 'gay' inclusion
Public employees teach kids 'gay' sex
"Fisting" In.... Hooters' Ad out????
Too racy for kids?
Education And Our Spiritual Health
D.C.'s gag order for christians
Supreme Court saves us from religion
School prayer -- tyranny of the minority
School sued for 'trashing' Bibles
Christmas show in public school?
The ACLU Threatens to sue over public posting of Ten Commandments
ACLU up in arms
Ten Commandments go back to school
But here come the ACLU to save our souls from G-d
ACLU Sues Ky. on Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments Out - Lucifer in? Where's the ACLU here, eh?
Public schools teaching occult religion?
Theology student sues state over scholarship revocation
Education And Our Minds
Quote: A class action suit for "fraud" and "conspiracy" in over-promoting the stimulant medication Ritalin (methylphenidate) was filed today in a Texas court. The suit was brought by the Dallas law firm, Waters and Kraus, and will be nationwide in scope. Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is the medical consultant.
RITALIN CLASS ACTION SUIT FILED - May 1, 2000
Drugging kids and school violence
Doping our kids
Boys will be boys --- or you can always drug 'em
Talking Back to Ritalin
Government Conference on ADHD
DEA Press Release 20.10.95: Methylphenidate - aka Ritalin
Student.com: The Ritalin Racket
ABCNEWS: Ritalin's Redemption
FactLine on Non-Medical Use of Ritalin
No More Ritalin-Treating ADHD Without Drugs
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Ritalin
College Students Using Ritalin® to Study, Get High
PARENTS AGAINST RITALIN
Divorce, school violence, ADD, ritalin
Blowing Away Algebra Two - A Price For Drugging Our Kids?
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Last updated on 12th July, 2000