C@%sorsh*p “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” –President Franklin Delano Roosevelt “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” – Charles Edward Pogue
Whᴭt I§ Itʢ • Control or limitation of print or words that is deemed hazardous • Gov’t efforts to manage media substance • There are exceptions (Opposing Viewpoints)
Why Should You Care? • 17/22 Religion does not belong in politics • 12/17 U.S. Indiv. Rights are being eroded • 10/19 Prayer should be allowed in schools • 8/16 Racism is decreasing in America • 12/22 The gov. does not serve us well • 19/19 I use the internet a lot
Your Uncle Sam Says: YOU WILL OBEY ME AND MY CORPORATE SPONSORS.
B#^ks & Pr!ss • The printing press was invented by the German Johannes Gutenberg around 1440 (Wikipedia). • Before & After
Banned Books 2011 • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian • Speak • The Flamingo Rising • The Notebook Girls: Four Friends, One Diary, Real Life • Forever in Blue, the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood • Running with Scissors • My Mom’s Having a Baby • Betrayed • The Perks of Being a Wallflower • The Awakening • The Hunger Games • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close • Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl • Water for elephants • Snow Falling On Cedars • The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time • The Dead Man in Indian Creek • Get Well Soon • Snakehead • Brave New World • Stolen Children • The Koran • Great Sout Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggle With India • Vegan Virgin Valentine • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-up Guide for Parents and Sons • Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa • Shooting Star • Writer’s Voice: Selected from Borrowed Time: An ADIS Memoir • Tweaked: A Crystal Meth Memoir • Song of Solomon • Ttyl • Twenty Boy Summer • The Body of Christopher Creed • The Catcher in the Rye • Push • Pit Bulls and tenacious guard Dogs • We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives • The Heroine Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star • Bone • One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies • Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology • Slaughterhouse-Five • Jubilee • Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems (American Library Association)
Why Were These Banned? • Sex, profanity, and racism desire to protect children. • Intent is good, yet this contains hazards > exposure to “evil” • Individuals may restrict themselves or their children.
Value of Reality Over Obscenity • We don’t want young children (approx. 0-8 yrs.) to see pornography, violence, crime, or discrimination.
@dverti$ement$ • Ads seem to slip through our relatively censored media; why are they accepted?
Ỉntern;t: the Stop Online Piracy Act or Stop Open-minded People Act? • SOPA & PIPA (Protect Internet Provider Act)
Political Speech: FEC vs Citizens United & the McCain-Feingold Act
Mῧs[c http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/2pac/godblessthedead.html • God bless the dead & buried niggaDon't worry if you see God first tell Him shit got worseI ain't mad, I know you're representin the crewAnd I can picture you in Heaven with a blunt & a brewFuck the world, pain was a part of the gameIf you a baller, money went as quick as it cameMy role models gone or they locked in the penStraight hustlas, caught up in the whirlwind • The other day, I thought I seen my homeboy BiggieSayin shit don't stop, nigga, no pityWe all hoods, and all we ever had was dreamsMoney makinmothafuckas plot scandalous schemesIn the gutter, you learn to have a criminal mindI was addicted to tryin, never meant to do timeMy epitaph will read "Was the last of GsKicked the shit to make the white man bleedGod bless the dead"
Mov!&s + Te}evi$ion • Victim • Viva Maria! • Titicut Follies • I Am Curious (Yellow) • Monty Python’s Life of Brian • The Last temptation of Christ • The Tin Drum • The Profit • The Yes Men Fix the World • Dorlita in the Passion Dance • Reenactment of the Massacre at Wounded Knee • The Birth of a Nation • Birth Control • Scarface • Two-Faced Woman • Scarlet Street • The Moon is Blue • The Vanishing Prairie
Cᶿn₵luᵴioᴻ • Don’t Let Anyone Try to Control You • And Don’t Try to Control Anyone Else