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  • Adult Content, the Moral Minority and the First Amendment

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    Adult Content, the Moral Minority and the First Amendment

    Adult Content, the Moral Minority and the First Amendment is a very long title for one of my posts, however these three things are interconnected. Especially where this blog and my fiction writing are concerned. People think they are persecuted because of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender and many other things. This may or may not be the case depending upon the circumstances. You have seen nothing until you try to create a website that may include profanity or adult related material.

    Adult Content

    Good luck finding a host for your website that does not cost a mint. Thankfully, I found TMD hosting. They are not porn central or anything like that. What they are is user-friendly. They do not care about your content as long as it is legal. In my opinion that is what all hosts should do. The ones that do not do that are discriminating against legal content that does not fit into the “Moral Minority’s” list of “acceptable” topics of conversation.

    The Moral Minority

    I know, most people think of them as a majority. Take some time and look around the internet and your town. Are they really the majority? Compare the people in church on their Sabbath vs the number of people in the bars on Friday & Saturday nights. Even more fun, compare the church goes to the number of people in a restaurant or fast food joint or a sporting event. Truth is more people show up for almost anything than they do for church. The reason they are thought of as a majority is because they are loud, vocal and visual. Christians being among the loudest. Because of these things, there are insane limits on adult entertainment among others.

    The First Amendment

    Thank you for making the Constitution available to everyone.

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” <— This seems straight forward enough, but let’s clarify a little.

    “The Supreme Court has held that restrictions on speech because of its content—that is, when the government targets the speaker’s message—generally violate the First Amendment.” This makes it even more clear.

    Isn’t it funny that while it is unconstitutional for the government to restrict the content of what we say to express ourselves, it is perfectly all right for everyone else to do it. If it is in fact unconstitutional to restrict speech based on “content”, why is it so rampant. This is especially true on the internet.

    You can find all kinds of hate websites and yes even pornography, but you will find that most of the pornography sites are hosted outside the USA due to this unfair persecution by the moral minority. There are sexual acts I would rather not see (I will however write about them). On the other side, I would rather see those than any message of hate.

    My personal thoughts on the subject

    Adult Content, the Moral Minority and the First Amendment, these three things should not be as intertwined as they are. I do not know if I am or will make a difference, but I will voice my opinion.

    I would rather have someone read/look at adult material, role play socially unacceptable acts and the like than go out and do them. You can’t hurt my avatar/character, you can hurt me, my family and others.

    The Bible is full of rape, mutilations, desecrations and a multitude of other horrors. Yet the moral minority would rather your children read it than something as innocent as the Harry Potter series of books. As a parent, this should worry you. They are discouraging children’s imagination. To me that is a warning sign to all those that love children. Never hinder a child’s imagination, help them explore it. If it scares you, help them find constructive ways to express it. Painting, drawing and writing are very good examples of constructive expression.

    Personal choice is great, everyone should exercise this right and have the freedom to not be persecuted for it. Nobody should force their choices or ideals on others no matter who they are. To put it more simply: Your rights end where mine begin. Before you freak out about that statement, continue reading. This does not give criminals a free ride, it limits them severely, their right to cause harm to others is not condoned since it infringes on another’s rights.

    What we can do

    Share this blog post with your friends and family. Become more informed: ACLU, UNESCO, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law are just a few places to become more informed and involved to speak out against this unconstitutional persecution.

    For a look into where all of this could lead, you may want to read: Fahrenheit 451 by: Ray Bradbury or George Orwell’s 1984.


  • US Politics & The Green Party

    US Politics & The Green Party

    US Politics & The Green Party

    Politics in the USA

    Politics are not something I usually discuss, because most people’s opinions are based on loyalty and fear, not intelligent research. I did say most, not all. With yet another presidential election looming on the horizon in the USA, I felt an obligation to share.

    For those not aware of how our presidential elections work, this site may be helpful: About the Electoral College.

    If you think the USA only has two or six political parties, you are very wrong. Here is a list of an insane number of them: Political Parties List

    As you can see, the political process in the USA is a very complicated thing. Even before you get to local matters, lobbyists and money issues it is convoluted. Personally, I believe it gets more complicated so that fewer people will vote. That is my personal opinion and I have no proof, just a gut feeling.

    One thing drives me buggy about most politicians and their parties. Ask “how” they plan to fix an issue, you get political double talk or smoke blown up your skirt. Neither tells you a thing about how they will fix the problem. That is, until you get to The Green Party.

    The Green Party

    I am not going to blow sunshine up your skirt about The Green Party. I will simply show you the main differences between them and the others. With the very long list of political parties out there, I have not had time to evaluate all of them. I focused on the main ones: Republican, Democrat and Liberal.

    The Green New Deal

    This is what makes The Green Party different from all the others. Not only do they have a well thought out plan for the USA, they have it out in public where anyone can see it. The Green New Deal.

    I will not post it all here since it is a rather lengthy document, but I will share some of it with you:

    Summary of the Green New Deal

    The Green New Deal is a four-part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just.

    THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL

    I – THE ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS

    Our country cannot truly move forward until the roots of inequality are pulled up, and the seeds of a new, healthier economy are planted. Thus, the Green New Deal begins with an Economic Bill of Rights.

    II – A GREEN TRANSITION

    The second priority of the Green New Deal is a Green Transition Program that will convert the old, gray economy into a new, sustainable economy that is environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible.

    III – REAL FINANCIAL REFORM

    The takeover of our economy by big banks and well-connected financiers has destabilized both our democracy and our economy. It’s time to take Wall Street out of the driver’s seat and to free the truly productive segments of working America to make this economy work for all of us.

    IV – A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY

    We won’t get these vital reforms without a fourth and final set of reforms to give us a real, functioning democracy. Just as we are replacing the old economy with a new one, we need a new politics to restore the promise of American democracy.

    In Conclusion

    I do not agree 100% with everything The Green Party wishes to do. I agree with about 90% of their ideas. The one thing I have heard them say over and over again that I am 100% behind is this: “Americans need to stop voting their fears.” Not just Americans, everyone needs to do this.

    Voting their fears means… I will/will not vote for this person because I am afraid of what they are going to do to my race/religion/sexual orientation. That is how Obama won, people voted their fears.

    Instead of voting about what you’re afraid of, vote for your future and the future of your family, friends and your country. It is not easy, I will not pretend it is, but you can do it.