“Let’s Sue Ozzy!”…


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Date: January 23, 2018

This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
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Does anyone remember when Ozzy Osbourne was taken to court, because fundamentalist religious parents believed their teenage son committed suicide because of listening to Ozzy’s song, “Suicide Solution”?…

Despite that the song was not an encouragement to commit suicide…indeed, it was quite the opposite message…and despite the existence of metaphors…and despite that art commonly takes an unflinching, fierce form…Nobody was successfully telling any of this, to those religious parents…who saw a song title [“Suicide Solution”], and that was all they ever needed to see, or know…Their minds were set…all facts be damned…

…Ozzy was no longer allowed to be anything in their minds, than the wicked demon they envisioned him as…

Often times…this is precisely what I feel like…not just when people attack me for being a pedophile…but when people attack the life’s work, I’ve done…

At this point…I’ve been writing about being a homosexual pedophile, for about twenty years…The first several years of writing, are mostly lost…but, I might have a substantial body of work, stretching back fifteen years…It’s long and broad enough, to where I could not deny my drive and ambition, if I wanted to…What I’ve created, is stark and bold…

…And some people sneer at it…claim, or imply, “some child is going to get raped, because of it”…

…They say a lot of really nasty, hurtful things…spinning my words, and what I’ve built, entirely out of it’s natural [and historical] context…

…They haven’t got the first inkling of a clue…as to why I have created this body of content…Why I had too…Despite that I’ve explained this, numerous times over…

…These kinds of zealots, are fundamentalists…

…They don’t care, that there is something much deeper and broad…and, indeed, far different from what they are expecting…contained within this body of work…

…Or, maybe some of them do recognize this…and the fact that they cannot control what they don’t understand, terrifies them…

They want things to be so simple, and categorized…separate and isolated…Everything where it can be easily manipulated…

They only want to think and speak of things…in the strict way that they want to speak and think of those things…And they wont tolerate others, behaving differently.

It’s because we live in a world…where Ozzy Osbourne even could be dragged before a court, for the “offense” of making a song about a hard subject…

…that people like me exist, to push back against the ignorant insanity…from the people who refuse to see, refuse to listen, refuse to communicate…and refuse to understand…refuse to coexist…


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