posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 08:46 PM
I have put much thought into this post, and before you freedom of speech activists start yelling and foaming at the mouth while cussing me out through
your posts let me please state my point of view, and please read the whole post before passing judgment.
I have stated this before but not in so many words. I believe that abuse of the freedom of speech statute and freedom to express any thought no matter
how much damage it may cause to others under the art clause is doing massive harm to America.
You might be aware of the criminal case against a man who was selling pornography/fetish videos to the tune of $30,000 a month.
These videos featured the most aberrant behavior like beasteality, violent rape, and other things I don't even want to mention.
I'm quite sure many of the people who bought the videos were just wanting to see some very shocking videos, but some of the people who bought them,
actually have some kind of sick attraction to the particular fetish.
Let me ask you a question, if someone were to make an "art exhibit" that featured pieces of human bodies placed so as to make a strange sculpture
and someone who already had a mental illness were to see those pieces of art & then go out and try to imitate that art by inviting you and your
friends over for say a night of gore/torture movies and you and your buds ended up as one of his exhibits who would be to blame?
I mean was it his illness that was to blame, or his response to the shocking "art" stimulus he had seen that gave him the idea and broke down all
his inhibitions, because after all it was just art right?
If any idea such as torture/gore is paraded as freedom of speech/art yet it causes some who have mental illness to commit the same shocking crimes
because the voice said to, who is to blame?
And how much more violence is caused by the violent shocking movies that are being churned out on a regular basis. I remember when I first watched a
very good but very violent movie how I felt turned on to go out and imitate the actions I had just witnessed, but because I'm normal (I think) I of
course didn't go out and do what I had been stimulated to imitate.
Perhaps you have heard of all the kids getting paralyzed by imitating the moves of their favorite wrestling star. Who is to blame for that? I heard
someone in charge say I don't give a %#$& what the kids are doing, where are the parents? Well, the parents are down the street getting high off the
'cheese' recipe they pulled off the internet. These kids are in the formative stages, and any stimulus if viewed over and over WILL affect them just
the way the person who is brainwashed is affected by their programming.
I mean without the visual violent stimulus we are exposed to day in and day out and the breaking down of a sense of wrong, and violence becoming the
accepted norm, would we have so much violence in our society? I don't think so.
Violence or the urge to destroy comes from a total lack of sense of wrong. There are no rules to live by, so thus the human psyche is broken down to
its most elemental animal form. If it feels good do it. If you can harm someone and control them by that harm it is good. You obey only those who have
the ability to harm or kill you, but you secretly loathe them, and would jump at any chance to become master over them by killing or maiming them.
This is portrayed in so many movies today that it has become commonplace to wear t-shirts glorifying the destructive violent characters who are
worshiped as heroes.
I submit that those who are promoting these violent ideas or stimulus to the general population are enemy #1 and if we continue to glamorize this self
defeating stimulus, America will fall not at the hands of the terrorists, but by the hands of its own people.