I don’t believe in censorship, but damn that bitch has it coming! <– sarcasm
A belief isn’t a belief if you give up on it when it’s inconvenient. You kind of need to stick with it – otherwise what does that say about the depth of your character? And I so desperately want to believe I have a deep (and soulful – otherwise I’ll have to stop listening to Motown) character. Although, according to some, I’m immoral and unethical Seeing as that is a published comment from a reader on a previous post, y’all know I don’t believe in censorship. So, when I got an email asking for my electronic signature on a petition to ban Sue Wallis from Facebook, I was a little surprised. I think it was more that I happened to be on the mailing list rather than they actually thought I’d want to sign something like that. Either way, I was shocked that someone had actually started such a petition. And even more shocked to see it had a few signatures!
The title of the petition, “Representative Sue Wallis of WY to be removed from her office and Facebook ! Humane treatment of animals around the world starts here!” gives you an inkling of the type of professionalism we’re dealing with here. I think I’m missing some part of the map that gets us from banning Sue Wallis from facebook to humane treatment of animals around the world.
“By all accounts, it doesn’t make sense.” (5.6 points if you can name who said that and in what movie!)
Moving on, do people really believe that by removing one of Sue’s marketing tools she’ll give up and fall into obscurity? Come on people! Facebook isn’t that influential! Gawddamn! She still has her websites and various public speaking engagements. What’s next? Banning her from attending meetings and talking to people? I mean, sure it’d go a long way to reduce the ear pollution but I wonder if it doesn’t set a bad precedent. And, as much as I disagree with Slaughterhouse Sue and all that she stands for, if we’re going to violate basic human rights maybe we should include some militant dictators who encourages genocide and/or the mass slaughtering of innocents. Go big or go home, right?
Also, WTF Alaska? Get too cold up north? If I can’t bail on my beliefs I don’t see why you get to bail on your geographic location.
(Eskimo thumbnail from Ellies Diary – sourced randomly through Google images )