Discussion in 'Computers' started by Superlative, Jun 20, 2007.
Wasnt the last bit of entertainment banned in the USA As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew? Well, I guess that it is about time for the busy bodies of the nanny state to raise their nasty little heads.
Ooops. I checked it out on Wikipedia.com. It looks like it will be allowed in America. I thought that the entertainment industry reached a compromise so that if its stuff had ratings it would not be banned.
I think that I will buy it just for spite. I’ll add it to my collection of banned books.
Im going to buy a 1000 copies, and start a website selling them to Brits.
That is just one of my soapbox issues. On some topics, I dont care what happens I am ambivalent or in my opinion the good points and bad points associated with a particular policy balance each other out. Yet, I have a strong opinion on the issue of banning stuff. I think that the government wastes too much time and takes too much money (in the form of fines and penalties). People should be much more free to create and distribute movies, music, games, etc. as it sees fit.
Even if the content is crazy graphic and horribly violent?
What if some sick fuck created a video game targeting the niche market of NAMBLA?
Im not even going to think of details for such a game.
But should the government keep regulating so people wont be tempted to create such things?
Maybe the government should be involved a tiny bit. Im not an absolutist. If the government should regulate, it should be very infinitesimal. There will always be the mentally unstable who would be influenced by the slightest titillation. Such people should be locked up if they commit crime. I consider myself to be tough on crime - penalty should be severe. That is not a sufficient reason to ban stuff from the vast majority of Americans who are able to tolerate it. Still, all things being considered, I think that the banning such stuff from the vast majority is worse than taking the risk that it might take someone over the edge. Leave regulation up to the individual consumer, parent, or guardian.
I bet this kind of shit gives tipper gore sexual thrills.
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