General [M]ayhem

Go Back   General [M]ayhem > Real Time Sub-Forums > The Pit
Register Members List Mark Forums Read [M]erchandise Calendar

Reply
 
Thread Tools
möbiustrip
 
möbiustrip's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Kazansky View Post
The book discussed Hitler's racial ideology, which I think is clearly racist
What was your first clue?

Quote:
One could make the argument that reading Mein Kampf can lead someone into racial violence in much the same way playing GTA can lead to violence (according to Jack Thompson). The argument is that you can find literature that can lead to the same consequences.
The argument is out of whack with social norms that determine (a) what literature we consider harmful (b) what public libraries keep on the shelf. If an example exists, a historical arch-Nazi manifesto is probably not it.

I feel -- because I've seen her wacko church, and I'm familiar with Christian bibliophobia -- we can safely assume Mein Kampf was not what Palin had in mind. There's only attention-whoring, self-righteous defiance in banning books children enjoy.

But that's irrelevant. Banning GTA was never on the table, only penalizing its sale to minors, because it contained something like hidden porn and got rated "Mature 17" rather than "Adults Only 18+." There is no analogy here.
__________________
I personally believe that there has to be a law that limits the power of the supreme court. -- R@$T@M@N
Old 09-10-2008, 11:50 PM möbiustrip is offline  
Reply With Quote
#76  

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

Free_Willy
 
Free_Willy's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by red|dragon View Post
WHOAOAOAOAOOAOAOAOOA!!!!!!!!!!!

Tough guy, huh? I've seen your other posts. Just a bunch of hot air. Stupid Republican.

He is quite stupid, granted, thats self evident, but to be fair hes way left socialist, nowhere near republican.
__________________
"It's a jungle here--right now we're advising our clients to put all they can into canned goods and shotguns!"

--- Brain Gremlin in the movie Gremlins II: The New Batch.

Discordian Resistance Front, Co. A, Semi-Conscious Liberation Army.
Old 09-11-2008, 03:05 PM Free_Willy is offline  
Reply With Quote
#77  

Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:33 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.