CENSORSHIP: FOREST OR TREES?
It does not take an English major, computer genius–or a “WARNING: SATIRE AHEAD” banner to figure out that Medical Adoptions is satire. The alarmed didn’t even need to go to Snopes to assuage their greatest fears. All that was necessary before hitting the hissy switch was to go to the very bottom of the Medical Adoption web page and read the following:please visit our sponsors: Conjugal Marriage | Celebrity Adoptions | Really Useful Sites Directory Of course, there will always be those who believe there really are companies that set up conjugal dates for convicts, that the Catholic Church has established a “Victims of Children Fund” or that corpse compacting is the new environment-friendly funeral option. If people will believe ManBeef, they’ll believe anything. Just because something could be true doesn’t make it true. Just ask Jonathan Swift. Obviously, everyone has a right to be disgusted and to voice that disgust. But when you ratchet up that disgust to demand that a webpage be shut down or a person or organization be shut up by government force because you don’t like what they say or do it’s another story. If anyone should understand the consequences of censorship it should be Continue Reading →