posted on May, 20 2004 @ 03:22 PM
"That sort of thing sways the public interest against things that the government dose not want so they do their best to keep in out of view.
Yes, because it is DANGEROUS for you to see these pictures. Remember that the public outcry about the war in Vietnam really changed when the TV
networks started showing the bloody faces, the broken limbs, the burning children.
Your sensibilities must be PROTECTED from the realities of war. If you just see footage of a missile streaking through the sky and hitting a building
with a big loud BOOM and a fancy explosion then that is GOOD.
If you see footage of the aftermath, the heaps of bloodied limbs, the brains, the guts, the flies crawling over the corpses, then that is BAD.
Both are reality, but your government doesn't think you are ready to see the blood. It might offend you. And they are not willing to let you make
that decision for yourself.
So please, go watch some supermodels sucking down sea cucumbers on Fear Factor , but don't for a second even consider what all this fancy ordnance
can do to the human body. Or IS doing.
It's not censorship, it's for your own good. You understand that, right? Because your government, which spends your tax money, decides what is
acceptable for you to watch.
It's democracy! Just not total democracy, wink wink.