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Whippoorwill Objectionable Material - The sequel (62* d) RE: Objectionable Material - The sequel 01 May 98

You contradict yourself as you have in previous messages in another thread. You shirk around the whale scenario and pick a less contentious one instead. I picked the whale issue on purpose because it is so emotive. Reading between the lines, you seem to be indicating that killing whales is abhorrant to you but you couldn't really justify banning the whaling songs so ehm.... let's just ignore that one then.
Not ducking the whale issue at all. Personally, I would enjoy a good whale hunt, but they're now a protected species, so it wasn't a good analogy. I was drawing a comparison between legal activity and criminal activity. And if you think deer hunting is less contentious, you should have been here when they opened the state parks to hunting a few years ago. Amazing the number of people who would rather let the deer strip the parks bare and then die of starvation and overpopulation than allow them to be controlled by hunting.

You are displaying illogical and emotive characteristics. I think that the core of this issue is that seeing the reality of life scares the heck out of you (hence the gun comments in the thread on Cop Killer). Therefore you would rather ignore it and pretend it doesn't happen. The only way to do that is to ban it so you don't hear it or see it or read it.
Seeing the reality of life does scare the heck out of me. Just yesterday in Indianapolis a bank was robbed, one woman was killed and two or three more injured. A report early this week said that farming and mining are no longer the most dangerous occupations in America - working the night shift in a 7-11 store is! I don't ignore it, I guard against it, and I support the police; I don't threaten to kill them, I don't encourage others to kill them, and I do not support those who do by calling their rantings freedom of expression. For the record, neither do I support the KKK or neo-fascist groups. It's cute to sit there at the computer and debate censorship, but my career as a newsman has given me a taste of reality that you don't get in a coffee house or a pub. I do not write any of this with the intent to offend. I agree with those who said the answer is a return to the family structure and family values, and I know there is no simple solution, but please do not whitewash crime by calling it self-expression.

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