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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 02:29 PM
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30. The purpose of my posting this extensive text, if it is not obvious, is...
...to help us understand how censorship operates in a society. While the methods of censorship may be a bit subtler today, they are no less effective in oppressing the individual and suppressing whatever truth those with all the money and all the power and all the hegemony over the minds of ordinary people want suppressed, for the purpose of maintaining all the money and all the power and all the hegemony.

Now think of Al Franken as, say, a scribe and observer of this trial, reporting to the educated elite and the worldly businessmen of Florence. "What I witnessed today was the Divine Compassion of Holy Mother Church," he might report. "The Tribunal of the Supreme Inquisition did not drown him in water, did not burn him for a witch, did not place him upon the rack and pull his bones apart. They did not kill him. They merely required a retraction of his heretical teachings. Now that is an Enlightened Inquisition! We should support these Enlightened Inquisitional practices, praise the Divine Compassion of Holy Mother Church, cede over that farmland that the monks want, and burn or hide our copies of his book."

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