Look my lad, I took the liberty of examining that bird when I got it home, and the only reason that it had been standing there in the first place, was that it had been nailed there. --John Cleese
Leave the gun, take the canolli. -- Clamenza
Nag, nag, nag. Sometimes, I wish I had married the woman that I met at my bachalor party. --Peater Griffin
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose. Nothin', and I mean nothin' can be free. --Janis Joplin
I am a user on Conservapedia. I am, in fact a liberal, and I would just like to point out that on the liberal page, a lot of the things that I read were in fact true. I am still a minor, so don't be too hard on me. After coming to Conservapedia, I have learned a lot however. Also, I would like to say that censorship, and that the Fairness Docterine are both stupid and annoying things that should not be in this country, or anywhere.
For those of you that do not know what the Censored Eleven is, it is 11 cartoons that are Looney Toons and Merry Melody cartoons that have not been allowed to be shown on TV since the late 1960's. This is because of the overly racist content in them. However, I hate censorship. I also think that by trying to take these cartoons off the market, we are trying to say that racism did not happen, which, I believe, is almost as bad as condoning it. So, here are the cartoons. Some of them are in the public domain. The ones that I have found on youtube have links to them.
- . Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land - A basic copy of both Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" and "The Skeleton Dance". Also, some of the characters look the same. For instance, Piggy looks a lot like Mickey Mouse.
- . Sunday Go to Meetin' Time - I am trying to see this one
- . Clean Pastures - This was controversal from the begining because the censors thought that it was in violation of the Hays Code, a code which stated what could be in movies and what could not be (enacted 1930, scrapped 1968), thought that it made a mockery of religion.
- . Uncle Tom's Bungalow - This is another one that I am still trying to see.
- . Jungle Jitters - This film is in the public domain.
- . The Isle of Pongo Pongo - This one I know absolutly nothing about.
- . All This and Rabbit Stew - This cartoon features Bugs Bunny as he tricks a black person and wins his clothes. This is also in the public domain.
- . Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs - A parody of "Snow White and the Seven Dawrfs", this film is, despite the racist content, generally considered a masterpiece. This film is a draw at small audience showings and film festavals.
- . Tin Pan Alley Cats - This is generally bootlegged and generally put up on sites and then taken down for copyright reasons. Clips that were restored were featured as supplamentry material in the Looney Toons Golden Collection Volume 2 DVD.
- . Angel Puss - This is the only Looney Toons cartoon to be part of the censored eleven.
- . Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears - I don't know anything about this one either.
Although these are the only ones on the censored 11 list, there have been many more that have been taken out of circulation since this list has been created. Also, many of these have not appeared on DVD often. Here is the list.
- . Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips - This makes fun of Japanese people because it was made shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The release was protested by Japanese rights groups when it was schedualed to be released in 1991. The title refers to "nip" meaning bite and "Nip" being a racial slur for a Japanese person.
- . Confederacy Honey - This is a parody of the film "Gone With The Wind". This is the first to show Inky, who is a slave holding Elmer Fudd's horse. Inky is also in "All This and Rabbit Stew".
- . Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat - This is a Universal film. Although it shows what was, for the time, unusual to show desierable African American women, now a days, it is considered racist for showing black people as lazy and irresponsible. This is in the public domain.
- . Uncle Tom's Cabana - This was distributed by MGM and is included in many cartoon complations.
- . Half-Pint Pygmy - This was distributed by MGM and is included in many cartoon complations.
- . Making Stars - This is a Fletcher Studios cartoon starring Betty Boop. This shows many steriotypes.
Please note, these cartoons do have very racist content in them. So, viewer descretion is advised.
Basic View Of God
I think that God is absolutly awesome. However, I also think that I should not force God upon anyone in order to get them to convert. Ferthermore, I think that we use God as a concept to measure our pain. For example (here is a classic), praying to God before a test that we did not study for in hopes of doing well. Then, we simply do not pray to God again until the next test. That bugs me.
Basic View Of The Bible
It is a good book. It's a great read. However, I also think that things should be taken in there contextually. For instance, I belive in the theory of evolution because creationism believes that the earth has been around for 6,000 years. However, they have found fossils that are 3.5 billion years old of humans with ape-like characteristics.
Although I do believe that a lot of the things in the bible are true (such as Jesus being the savior of man (I am, after all, a Catholic)), I also think that it should be read contextually. This is what was tought in my theology class and in my biology class, we are learning about evolution.
Basic View Of The United States
Great place to live. I love this country (and I'm not just saying that because I know that I will get a lot of complaints that I am anti-American because I am a liberal). However, I think that there are problems with this country as well. For instance, we are currently fighting a war. However, a few years ago, Congress was talking about same-sex marrage. Now, I have no problem with couples of the same-sex getting married, however, there is a war going on, and, before we focus on red herrings such as that, we should focus on rebuilding the country we have destroyed and getting our troops home safely.
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This week's question of the week is:
What is your definition of the truth and why?
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About Last Week's Question
Last week's question was "Is George W. Bush a great presedent?" We came down to the conclusion that Bush is a good president for the way that he has handled things such as Same-Sex Marrage and the Iraq War.
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