VERBAL ABUSE/OBSCENITY

Chegitz Guevara mluziett at shrike.depaul.edu
Sun Feb 25 22:36:53 MST 1996


On Sun, 25 Feb 1996 glevy at acnet.pratt.edu wrote:

> Karl:
>
> What is obscenity?
>
> * If a neo-Nazi skinhead invaded our li*st and said -- in oh so polite
> language -- how the Holocost never happened or that white people are
> superior, would you call that an obscenity? I would.
>
> * If some "Marxist" says that Stalin was a great revolutionary leader and
> claims that there were no "killing fields" in Kampuchea and that the
> killing of leftists is "popular justice", would you call that obscenity?
> I would.
>
> * If someone says: "YOU STUPID ASSHOLE. YOU DUMB SHIT. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT
> THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT", would you call that obscenity? I would
> call it poor writing.
>
> So, Karl: Don't get so hung-up about some four-letter words. Politically,
> you only align yourself with the "Moral Majority" and others who would
> like to prevent "obscenity" on the Net. Now, I grant you that the use of
> certain words doesn't encourage political dialogue. However, it seems to
> me to be *far less* obscene that either of the first two scenarios
> described above.
>
> Jerry

I completely endorse what Comrade Levy has written.

Marc, "the Chegitz," Luzietti
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