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Posted in Legal, News, Politics and Sex, porn with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by paigetsindfw

Censorship abounds! Two stories today, first from Carnal Nation, where Dr. Marty Klein reports on a law hidden deep within federal funding intended for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, aid to Haiti, massive omnibus spending in general. The second from the Huffington Post, reporting on those old rascals at Apple, who no doubt have better things to do (like fix the iPhone) than scour the ‘Net for porn to cover up like a bunch of digital Keystone Cops.

For the nearsighted, that last line is a WAKE UP CALL TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS!

“None of the funds made available in this act may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading and exchanging of pornography,” is the teeny little evil addition reported on by Dr. Klein. Not to sound flippant, but just how fucking addicted are our “leaders” to collateral damage that they have to make so sweeping and casual an assault on our freedom of expression? Don’t they send enough unmanned drones to waste anyone with the misfortune of being near a suspected terrorist?

As for Apple’s contribution to the absurd, almost fetishistic compulsion to make people safe from porn, check here for just a tiny selection of some of the apps and e-books censored or outright denied distribution, because of the terrible sin of having “gay themes” or using the word “sperm”. That’s how Moby Dick’s electronic version wound up censored, believe it or not. My favorite has to be outright banning the Kama Sutra as thoroughly “obscene”. Well excuuuuuuuse a 6000 year old culture for having spiritual expressions that are sex positive and don’t conform to some kind of Silicon Valley Calvinism.

Get laid, people. Seriously. It helps.