Monday, March 19, 2007

Public Denunciation of Censorship

To all of you that don't read my blog. I'm sorry that I haven't updated it in a month and a half. Hopefully life will get less busy and I will be able to update it more often...so you can feel productive in your not-reading it.

Anyway, to the Heart of the Matter. I capitalized that because it is coincidentally also the name of a very funny anti-mormon show on some public programming channel here. It is pretty funny. Hosted by some very born-again-looking Christian with a goatee and cool looking glasses. For some reason we always stay on that channel when my roommates come across it while flipping through the channels.

So. Censorship. Imagine my joy when the blog that I check very regularly, jlarchiblog, was updated after over a month of inactivity. Not only was it updated but the most recent blogging entry was quite cleverly written. It was classic James. K, got a handle on my joy? Now imagine my confusion when I check the blog again only after a day or two and find that entry now gone! I had even commented on it because it was so funny. It even referenced me, one of the three regular readers of James' blog. Recent entry and comments, all gone! Finally imagine my disappointment when I was told by an associate that the blog entry deletion was not an error of blogger.com but rather was due to James bending to the will of his mother and her censorship. Now I have never met James' mother. I talked to her once and she sounded like a fine lady. But I have met censorship...and we are not on good terms.

James, you know better than to cower under the ominous black shadow of censorship! When you were oppressed before and there were naysayers, okay just your mother again, telling you that you shouldn't share your hilarious story about your unfortunate dinner trip with your grandparents, did you heed? No, you stood up for transparency. I formally petition you for the reinstatement of your most recent blog entry! Who are you, google.cn?

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