Monthly Archives: June 2009

U.S. HR 1913…


Date: June 16, 2009

Firstly, to address the question of what is, HR 1913…

This was a bill in congress, which recently passed…

The “feel good” slant on it, is that this type of law is allegedly going to curtail Matthew Shepard, type murders/assaults…and other forms of discrimination, fostered and promoted by people, and groups, who have an obsession with targeting others, and using speech to construct a dehumanising effect…thus, em-bolding others to act in violence and aggression, against their chosen target.

In short, it claims to have the authority, to prosecute [and potentially incarcerate] anyone that acts in malice, to smear other people…in an attempt to cause a socialised aggression, or even just “lone wolf” assaults, against them.

Now, of course…in the real world, where we have a myriad of complexities…this law is a nightmare waiting to happen.

What constitutes “hate speech”, is amongst the critical questions…

…also, how do we determine, when this “hate speech” is manifesting itself?

Some people claim, that “hate speech” can be merely politically incorrect speech…or, controversial speech…Which, puts people like myself, in a ridiculous position, where for doing nothing more than promoting human rights, and speaking out on difficult topics in a calm and measured manner…”I” could be targeted, and smeared even more than I typically am currently, and more importantly, censored, fined, imprisoned, etc, etc…under the false pretext, that “I” am a purveyor of “hate speech”…when nothing could be more clearly farther from the truth…

…and if that happened, I would have grounds on which to claim, that smearing me in such a manner, is, itself, “hate speech”.

We also have the problem, that individuals and groups who clearly do promote “hate speech”, are going to morph their own behaviors, in order to conceal it…

…which herds us all into the incredible mess, of trying to distinguish when conversation about a group, or topic, is literally intended as “hate speech”, versus when it is all “sincere” discussion of a topic…and having to suppose, what the author was originally thinking, when he/she wrote the text in question…or spoke it.

Suddenly, the websites that list the names, addresses, etc, etc, of doctors who perform abortions, can repackage themselves, as “resources for women in need”, become more discrete…but, essentially, continue on, disseminating information…for the vigilantes to deal their own idea of “justice”.

How will legitimate “abortion resources” sites fare in all of this?…That is a perfectly fair, and necessary question, after all.

The question begs to be asked…

How do we even define the term “hate speech”, in any way that is not subjective, or left to exploitative interpretation?

Anyway…I am going to post a short series of things that I have written, in response to U.S. HR 1913, in the next several, following posts…It may be a bit dis-conjoined…but, it all fits together.

Some People Call Me “Crazy”…


Date: June 8, 2009

Some People Call Me “Crazy”…

…and bask in the blissful ignorance, that this somehow degrades me to being dismissible.

To this, I say…

Even if the craziest man in town, were the only one running around yelling, “Fire!”, in front of your burning home…Plugging your ears, and calling him “crazy”, is not going to stop your house from being a pile of ashes, come morning.

The Word “Fuck”…


Date: June 6, 2009

If ever there were a solid argument, supporting the complete lunacy amongst the human species…surely, it is this…

If you use your mouth, to form the sound of the letter “f”, and immediately follow this up with the sounds of saying “uh”, and the pronounced sound of the letter “k”…much of the human species is trained (like a simple minded pet), to become hostilely offended.

If you do this in any form of government regulated media, then suddenly, this “warrants” swift government intervention, along with harsh rebuke and very large monetary fines.

Spelling the word…well, isn’t that just as “bad”?…

…The government must save it’s simple minded pets, from ever being offended, after all…no?…

…particularly, it’s special interest groups, who tirelessly lobby the government, to get these kinds of…”protections” put into place, and enforced.

Yes, these word-phobes (phonetic-phobes?), cannot deal with seeing letters arranged in certain, “special” combinations…It hurts them oh, so much, that their puritanical world has been invaded by reality…and now they must think of things, towards which they are not comfortable.

I understand, it almost kills them to hear these “special” arrangements of letters vocalised…They howl and moan, and cry…and demand vengeance, over this light weight “martyrdom”, of the psychologically fragile.

How did the word “fuck”, get such a bad rap?

…Could this phobia…this “fuck-phobia”…could it ever be anything more, than a psychological disorder?…as, honestly, all stigma is?

“Stigma” equals “stupid”…or, at the very least, “retarded”…because stigma is the process of mentally holding back. Stigma has nothing to do, with seeing deeper, nor understanding the complete situation…No, stigma is all about being as blind as possible, and avoiding all semblance of thought or reason.

Stigmas are a psychological block…a mental hindrance…something which impedes understanding, resolution and progress. They exist, for the very purpose of bringing and end to free thought.

There is nothing wrong with the word “fuck”…

“Fuck” is a moral, ethical and nice word.

It is every bit as moral, as saying the word “jesus”, or “christ”…or “god”…or “muhammad”, or “allah”…or [any other word in the dictionary]…

Demonizing a word, has got to be one of the most sure arguments in existence today…that some of our political, special interest groups today, are bat shit crazy…[Uh oh!…another demonized word!]…