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Earlier I was thinking about things you said, and I had a little argument all prepared... it went like this.  person a is saying that it's bad to have so much chemical additives in their food and person b is saying compare yourself to someone who has no food.

i don't mind.  of COURSE there's a big big difference, but who is going to fight the encroachment of Big Brother?  Who is going to even notice it?  It is subtle.  

Now the woman who said "Sure, there's censorship of the news in America," she's Irish.  Michael in the kitchen he's Irish too.  The whole country is full of Irish.  And the consensus opinion here is that news is censored in America, but that you're not allowed to say it, and you wouldn't be able to prove it.

Anytime you're not allowed to say something, that's censorship.  These people are saying there are certain stories you're not allowed to report.  That's their understanding.  

There's three people here.  One the Irish woman, two there's me, and three an Italian woman.  Now our consensus opinion is that there is censorship, or management to make sure things don't get said or reported, in America.  That's what we seem to be saying.

That it is not as bad as somewhere else doesn't make it not so.

I grew up in freedom.  It was a condition I enjoyed.  I know what it was like, and what it is like now.

Freedom is a fight.  A constant fight.  Taking risks and taking the heat.  Complacency gives the powers that be license to encroach even more.

by GraceReid on Tue Jun 14th, 2005 at 11:37:57 AM EST
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