Thursday, April 22, 2010
Muhammad is a Dirty Word? Censorship is alive and well in Kaliforniastan
According to Breitbart and Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central censored SouthPark's 201st episode after death threats they received in response to South Park's 200th episode, which "mocked the one "celebrity" that the series has been largely unable to depict, the Prophet Muhammad, who was hidden from view in a bear costume. A U.S.-based website RevolutionMuslim.com then warned Parker and Stone they could end up like Theo Van Gogh (the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by Muslim extremists after depicting Muhammad on his show) and even posted the address of the show's production office. The site has since been shut down."
Last Night's episode was beeped and blacked out where characterizations of mohammed where thought to be offensive. This ushers in a new era of European and Canadian style censorship and overall fecklessness in the face of evil.
"Comedy Central also censored 35 seconds worth of a conversation towards the end of the show between the characters Stan, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. The network wouldn't say Thursday whether this contained any reference to the events."
When is the knee jerk supplicating left in this country going to get it? Caving in to these radical terrorists only serves to strengthen them. It is the same misguided mantra that Obama believes in reducing our nuclear capability: If we reduce our power, other countries will feel less threatened and will be less likely to build up their own arsenal and threaten other countries. If I have learned anything about Human Nature, it is that nature itself abhors a vacuum. Where one recedes, the other expands. Such pusillanimous policies do nothing but damage self-interests in the long run and create a disadvantage.
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