Friday, January 6, 2017

Censorship is Wrong

GHPALS supports the Right to Publish. We're buying Simon & Shuster publications and boycotting the proposed boycott.

Some members of the liberal left have chosen to promote a boycott of Simon & Shuster because it is publishing a book by Milo Yiannopoulos.

What is wrong with these people? No one is forcing them to buy his book. No one is forcing them to read it. Their desire not to read it should not interfere with anyone else's desire to read it.

We're great supporters of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's efforts to fight censorship of any kind. America is one of the few places in the world where one has constitutionally-protected rights to free speech and a free press. Even Canadians don't have them.

We should all be tickled to death when someone publishes something controversial. It's a celebration of our freedom. Isn't that what Lenny Bruce taught us?

We thought liberals were opposed to censorship. Aren't they the ones who supported the ACLU, even when it backed the Nazis who wanted to march through Skokie? The made-for-TV movie about that fight aired on Decades network a few months ago and it's a real celebration of our first amendment rights to upset people.

The boycott supporters need to remember "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" and just grow up.

If you want to know more about this controversy, here are the links:

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Position

NCAC Statement in Support of the Right to Publish

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