The Sex Police, Part Two of Two
by Saab Lofton
In part one ...
Sadly, despite the obvious success of Scandinavia insofar as balancing social freedom with fiscal security, the number one reason why communism has yet to take hold in America is the fear that commies will censor, torture or murder their enemies. To further assuage that irrational neurosis, I've recently taken stances which are extremely unpopular with the ladies -- at great risk to my already-beleaguered reputation: First, I defended hard core porn's right to exist from some Stalinistic women who're the spiritual daughters of Andrea Dworkin (1946 - 2005) during a debate in Seattle's Pioneer Square, and while online, I defended the free speech of that fat bastard, Rush Limbaugh.
... and now, the conclusion ...
On November 10th, 2001, the Las Vegas Police beat the fucking shit out of my black ass for saying the following, "don't forget who's the public and who's the public SERVANT," because they failed to move their horses out of my way as I was walking home from an assignment for the paper I won awards for, The Las Vegas CityLife. Believe it or not, I was charged with, get this: "Interference with a Police ANIMAL." As Gordon Gekko told Bud Fox in the movie Wall Street (1987) ...
"That's the thing you got to remember about WASPs [white Anglo-Saxon Protestants] -- they love animals; they can't stand people."
... anyway, I wasN'T even in jail a whole day, and afterwards, the ACLU made that fallacious misdemeanor go away, but the point is this: When I did get home, what was the first thing I heard? I swear, as soon as I walked in the door ...
Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
... that's right, the theme song from COPS. Now, how do you think that made me feel? I just got my ass beat by those fucking bastards and then I'm serenaded by a tune meant to GLORIFY them? Well, it STILL sickens me over a decade later! However, at NO point did I ever so much as suggest censoring the COUNTLESS amount of TV series that glamorize the pigs (three spin offs of Law and Order, two spin offs of C.S.I., Southland, The Closer, N.C.I.S., Reno 911!, etc., etc., etc.).
And WHY don't I want to censor those pro-pig shows? I'll let George Orwell (1903 – 1950) answer for me ...
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do NOT want to hear."
... IN CONTRAST, on February 29th, 2012, that fat fascist, Rush Limbaugh, called Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, a "slut" -- next thing you know, there's a campaign to deprive Limbaugh of all his advertisers, and thus, get him off the air.
Censorship can take MANY forms: The stereotype is it only stems from a government, but the FACT is, it's also practiced by the church (ask Salman Rushdie), the corporate elite (ask Aaron Dixon -- or yours truly, for that matter) AND the masses themselves ... Remember, the lynch mobs were "grassroots" too.
Thanks to this misguided campaign, I was put in the unenviable position of having to defend Rush Limbaugh's freedom of expression from my fellow left-wingers. The situation was analogous to that animated movie, Under the Red Hood (2010), when Batman prevented an old friend from assassinating the Joker ...
Jason Todd: What? Your moral code just won't allow for that? It's too hard to cross that line?
Batman: No. God Almighty, no. It'd be too damned easy. All I've ever wanted to do is kill [The Joker]. A day doesn't go by I don't think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he's dealt out to others, but if I do that; if I allow myself to go down into that place, I'll never come back.
... once again, the number one reason why communism has yet to take hold in America is the fear that commies will censor, torture or murder their enemies. Ladies, what Limbaugh said was utterly disgusting, but being beaten within an inch of your life -- as I was by the pigs in Las Vegas -- hurt a lot worse than being called a slut ... A LOT WORSE ... So to keep Stalinistic history from repeating itself, it must be universally acknowledged that free speech trumps comfort level. If I didn't demand that Law and Order be censored -- even though I'm a victim of police brutality -- ladies should demonstrate similar restraint.
As that old adage goes, men respond to what they see, but women respond to what they HEAR ... And as much as women -- particularly WHITE AMERICAN women -- may desire a world where men are constantly tip-toeing around supposedly delicate sensibilities, that will NEVER happen ... Not without becoming the very "feminazis" Rush Limbaugh often speaks of.
Let's raise our own voices instead of silencing someone else's. By heavily promoting Amy Goodman's Democracy Now, we kill two birds with one stone: Since AMY Goodman is obviously female, feminism would be advanced -- and since Democracy Now is the ideological opposite of Limbaugh's vile bile, that dangerously low IQ of America's would be elevated as well ... The answer is to make Amy Goodman more famous and more popular than Rush Limbaugh; more speech, NOT less.