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Monday, April 17, 2006
Newsarama finally notices the manga censorship story that's been making the rounds. Given that the story is from Barstow, one of the more stridently conservative parts of California, I'm not surprised that the big manga back-lash story that everyone seems to be bracing for comes from there.
The thread is notable for comic creator Scott Sava making a case for censorship, quite literally on the basis of the "won't someone think of the children!" argument. His point, basically, is that since he can't monitor his children at all possible seconds, no material that he disapproves of should be available to anyone. He also thinks that the Dewey Decimal System is to blame for a non-fiction book about comics to be shelved in the non-fiction section of a library, where just anyone could find it!
The thread also contains this comment from another poster: This is coming from a state where Child Pornography is ok for private use and a state with a bill in the state senate that will force all public school children to focus on the importance of the sexuality of people throughout history. In other words George Washington was evil because he wasn't gay. Not to mention a state that is so anti-white that anything from other cultures (including unconfirmed reports of graphic beastiality) should be considered art.
See, that right there is what happens when you get all your information about the world from Fox News. I'd like to know exactly how much crack this guy is smoking. Because, really? Child Porn is legal in California? School children are being taught that heterosexuals are evil? Precisely what color is the sky on this guy's world?