Monday, December 13, 2004

Democrats: Sensor Free Political Speech

How many more examples do we need to demonstrate that democrats find free speech to be very dangerous to their cause. First its "hate speech," then they want to regulate bloggers, NOW they want to tell vendors what kind of pictures they can show because it HURTS DEMOCRATS FEELINGS!



Ghost Dansing said...

Hmmm... I really have to come here to find anything about anybody wanting to limit free speech, or persecuting bloggers.

I don't really think this is a bonifide position that Democrats take.. it sounds more like echo-chamber hype to reinforce that "conservatives" are really the "persecuted ones"... major martyrdom complex.

Ghost Dansing said...

Ooops.. no, I was wrong. Soon after I made the last comment, I found another article where someone was shut down after trying to display pictures of Dubya.

A portrait of President Bush using monkeys to form his image led to the closure of a New York art exhibition over the weekend and anguished protests on Monday over freedom of expression.

"Bush Monkeys," a small acrylic on canvas by Chris Savido, created the stir at the Chelsea Market public space, leading the market's managers to close down the 60-piece show that was scheduled to stay up for the next month.

"We had tons of people, like more than 2,000 people show up for the opening on Thursday night," said show organizer Bucky Turco. "Then this manager saw the piece and the guy just kind of flipped out. 'The show is over. Get this work down or I'm gonna arrest you,' he said. It's been kind of wild."

Turco took the show down on Saturday and moved the art work to his small downtown Animal Gallery. Calls to the management of Chelsea Market for comment were not returned.

From afar, the painting offers a likeness of Bush, but when you get closer you see the image is made up of chimpanzees or monkeys swimming in a marsh.

Savido, 23, said he was surprised by the strong reaction to his painting, listed in the catalog at $3,500.

I personally think that people ought to be able to display pictures of Dubya if they want to.

STCA said...
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paul said...

Self-censorship is perhaps more insiduous (SIC) as government censorship.

Speaking for myself, I write down every word that ever enters my pin-shaped little head.

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