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Thought Crime On The Agenda, Cartoons Are Next For The Censor

Now we have official confirmation that anything drawn, whether by hand or by other means is viewed as being next in the Gordongrad censorship machine’s aims.

The Register reports how Bridget Prentice MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Justice appears to confirm that any drawing will now be cast under legislation of whether or not it is of approved thinking.

An interesting piece of analysis comes from El Reg here.  The comments page after is strong stuff and probably best not viewed at work (there’s a bit of strong language there and I don’t mean Jon Pall Sigmarsson)

Author Neil Gaiman says

“If you accept – and I do – that freedom of speech is important, then you are going to have to defend the indefensible. That means you are going to be defending the right of people to read, or to write, or to say, what you don’t say or like or want said.”

That is what this Stalinist “government” loathes.  Passionately.  In their song 2112, Rush paint a picture which seems to apply to the current “government”:

“We’ve taken care of everything
The words you read, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eye
It’s one for all and all for one
We work together, common sons
Never need to wonder how or why”

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