Alice in Censorship Land

It seems as if one sided censorship is alive and sick and terrifying.

I don’t care which side of the political spectrum you’re on. Censorship is censorship and should be stopped.

It’s one thing for a political pendulum to swing to the left or to the right, but it must allow for debate. When debate is cancelled we’ve got trouble in River City, folks.

My children say that the current cancellation situation is a matter of the pendulum swinging to the far left and that it will swing back to the far right and then finally rest in the center. That thought may comfort those under sixty, but I’ve been alive long enough to see that it’s swinging to the left and it’s not going to swing back, at all…e cry if some luck holds out to a little left of center for short periods of time.

In the last seven months, the pendulum has swung so far to the left, if those not on the left (or on the left but trying to be tolerant) aren’t careful they’ll be hit in their heads and knocked out cold.

Those who tell me that it’s not my world anymore and that I don’t really have a place in it are right about that; but they’re free fooling themselves about their own comfortable placement.

If this insanity doesn’t stop and centrist sanity doesn’t reign, those who think they’ll have a place in the new world order will find that their calls for center will be cancelable to cancelled… I think they better listen before it’s too late.

The left has taken to either preaching to a choir, so politically tone deaf that the choir directors and the singers don’t realize that other people don’t sing that way or they think that if they put out their discordant music loudly enough those they see as political infidels will finally like it.

A really upsetting act of censorship happened recently with a book written to state medical findings against encouraging pre teens to change genders at ages at which they may be susceptible to questioning their sexual identity (but then they may swing back to their born identity).

Two f-ing idiots put something on Twitter to say that the book was offensively anti-LBGTQ. I don’t want to get comfortable with the letter order as that may change or be added to. I don’t mean to be disrespectful to anyone who isn’t straight. As individuals they are fine. But someone has hijacked their train, trying to run over anyone who doesn’t agree with the agenda no matter the age of a child. That makes me feel kind of snarky, which brings me back to the book that was canceled.

After the two person Twitter tantrum….it wouldn’t have mattered if it were two zillion…..those doing the canceling need to remember that censorship is censorship not an ok activity of unpopular ideas….

As a result of the two person brouhaha, Target immediately took the book off of the shelves. It wasn’t until there was a threat of a major lawsuit (against censorship) that the book went back on. Can you imagine Target taking a book off of the shelves about being non white or LGBQT because a white person and a straight person were offended? That would never have happened.

It’s as if the world has gone crazy and everything turned upside down… I don’t deny anyone the right to be upside down. I just don’t want them to tell me that I can’t be right side up…

About the Author
The author is a Common-Tater, which, when spoken aloud, is a very professional sounding title, for a Mrs. Potato Head. But from the spelling of the title, you can see that, when the author comments on life, she tries to keep a sense of humor in the mix, or in the potato salad, if you will, to try and spice up the spuds. Mrs. Potato Head, also a coffee slut, as you can see from the background behind her photo, lives in the U.S. and has had various careers, in alternative lives, as a teacher, social worker, lawyer, serious and humorous radio show writer, producer, performer and currently as a video humorist and writer. Although, the age of an eleven year old dog (actually a bitch, but we won’t go there), she remains as active as a pup.
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