FCC Hires New Idiot to Control Our Lives
Just recently the FCC hired an out and out idiot to be an adviser for them (whatever that means). [http://www.latimes.com/business/cust...usiness-enter]
This idiot, whose name is Penny Nance, is typical of right-wing Christians in wanting the entire country to have "Biblical" values--regardless of what others want or view as right.
I've had people tell me, "Who cares? There's real problems in the US. Why worry about television/radio?" To them I say, be careful. First it's the free-flow of ideas the government wants to control (media), then it's the access to means of defending ourselves (gun-control), and finally it's our ability to protest (media again). After that it all goes to hell. Anytime we allow a governmental body the ability to control what is said in public, whether its in books, television, films, radio, internet, etc.,etc., we allow them to control our public discourse. Since, in a democracy, we're not always going to be happy with the people in power, we shouldn't allow anyone in power to have that control over us.
One other point I'd like to make is this: why do "conservatives" who supposedly want less government, never have a problem with censorship and/or telling people what they can watch or read? But also, why do "liberals" who want the government involved in so much of our lives, complain when that same government shows the stupidity of allowing the government too much power in the first place?
Just a thought.
taken from my blog: http://sirrealswordsofwisdom.blogspot.com/
I thought it was particularly appropriate on this site.
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