Re: Why is my Page *NOT* Black

From: Joseph Delacroix <hk512_at_cleveland.Freenet.Edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 07:10:57 -0500

And now, yet another apology.

Normally, I would directly reply to someone who had said something that
was inflammatory to myself. After all, I know how irritating it is to
see an irrevelant flame war bouncing into your mailbox every morning.
Therefore, I request that all future replies to this message from any
other parties be directly addressed to David and I personally.

This message is not at all StH related. You may stop reading here.

^L sez:

>And Now, a Public Message from The FoxFire Studio Web Page

And the expected reply by myself, Joseph de LaCroix, resident EFF
backer and an avid supporter of the First Amendment.

>As I was typing this article out, I was noticing that the majority of the
>internet are now dressed in black, as it were. They are currently in morning
>over the fact that Satan's child, a.k.a. Bill Clinton, who may be defiling
>the oval office with his presence but was never and will never be my
>president, (Rush Limbaugh is, you damn fools!!!) has signed the
>Telecomunications Bill that makes cybersmut a crime and demands Violence
>Chips on TVs.

You certainly dislike Clinton, don't you? While I also personally dislike
the man, I hope that you realize he has had very little to do with the
current state of the government. After all, he *is* only a figurehead.
(I won't comment on Rush.)

Also, he had little choice but to sign the document. If he would have
vetoed it, the Congress would have overriden it and made him look like
a supporter of "kiddie porn" (or whatever the ultraconservative lunatics
are crying that the Internet is filled with today). If he would have
ignored it, he would have looked like a supporter of "kiddie porn". Thus,
the only politically viable move he had was to sign the accursed thing.
That's life.

>You might think that I'm joining in on this "party," because
>some of my pages are black, expecially the ones with the big pictures of my
>artwork on it.
>They are *not* black for the above reason. They are black so you can see the
>pics better. No other.
>I find myself IN FAVOR of *somebody* controlling the availability of material
>hazordous to minors on the Net (That's *smut* you dumb_at_$$!!), because I
>believe that there is just too much Sexual Material crammed into their lives
>all at once. Whatever happening to having fun, just making friends, and
>getting to *know* your net.lover before you go to the back seat of your
>486DX2-66? Surely Nodoby on the net will pass a law to outlaw *that*!!! I
>will discuss this further later on in American Kitsune.

I am going, friends, to try to remain calm.

David, do you honestly mean that you want the United States government,
an organization that has so far f-ked up the economy of most of North
America and can barely keep order in its own capital; an organization
mostly made up of computer illiterate, old, white males; and an
organization with the ability to silence any irritating little schism
within its borders, controlling EXPRESSION on the Internet?!

In the name of whatever deity you worship, Gonterman, you're playing with
fire by supporting such lunacy. Don't you realize that free speech, no
matter if it is offensive to you, is the most vital part of democracy?
The loss of it is the first step into a police state.

Now, I agree that minors should be kept away from use of *local*
filters installed by (that's right) PARENTS. You know, those people who
used to be able to control their children? THEY should be the ones who
are responsible for what their children see, not a monolithic establishment
like the US government. Honestly, if you can't control what your
children see, don't have them.

>I would like to assure to my little rest stop on the Information Superhighway
>and the Telecomuniation Bill *will not in any way* affect this page. I do
>not allow such crap to even touch my page, and therefore do not have anything
>for whoever's playing net.police raise a stink about. The same goes for
>, now that the hentai ('Perverts' to those who aren't in Anime)
>department was removed, half a year before this Bill. The same goes for the
>remainer of the Sonic Pages. We're not here. We're just a
>bunch of guys and gals discussing a Video Game universe for Pete's Sake! And
>In a network the size of the entire cosmos, to boot!! You think that anyone
>outside our little world *cares*? I don't.

Take a look at the big picture, David.

The government will first take away the porno and the "offensive" materials
from the net, much to the glee of the Chirstian Coalition and other fringe
groups. Then, perhaps they'll extend the law into the "dangerous" things
on the 'net; hacker stuff, cypherpunk pages, the HTMLized version of the
Jolly Roger, etc. And after that, maybe a bit more of a stretch into
the realm of "cults". Then, the "unpopular" and "weird" sites will come
under the thumb of Uncle Sam. And that, friends, is when they start to
become obvious in their oppression, even to the layman...

Free speech, no matter what the message is, should be allowed to flourish
all over the world; especially in America.

>The average Joe Cyberjock will not be affected by the Telecommunications bill
>which is trying to keep NC-36 rated crap from people who don't need it in
>their lives. All this laments of censorship is just hysterical parinoia
>brought on by pinko commie liberals with tiny minds who think primarily with
>their penises.

Thank you, Mr. Bunker. Insults from a flaming ultraconvervative neo-Nazi
dog, who thinks only with the peanut that happens to occupy the vacuous
pocket between his ears, comes as a compliment to me, a mere pinko commie
liberal with a tiny mind, who thinks primarily with my penis.

Name-calling: don't do it unless you want it back.

>They can have their little pics of doing dogs and naked ugly
>performance artists with a bullwhip in their anus. I just don't want them,
>and the same goes for most of my fans!!!

You think that's the only stuff that'll be affected? Riiiight.

>That's all. The Net is NOT dead!!

Not yet.

>Long live the Net!!! And The FoxFire Studios will still be trucking down
>the Information Superhighway, no matter *what* Exon will think about it.

So YOUR stuff should be protected, while everyone ELSE'S can go right to
*Hell*, right? That would be funny if it wasn't so damn STUPID.

>Remember: The only way to stop me is to kill me, and if I'm dead tomorrow,
>Clinton did it.

Clinton didn't do it, you plebian. Clinton had to sign it in order to keep
from getting smacked with it during the election. Congress and Senator
Exon actually *did* it.

>Please Support your Favorite Smut-Free Web Sites
>"It is better to light a candle, than to curse the Darkness"

"When they came for the porno sites, I said nothing because I was not one.
When they came for the hacker sites, I said nothing because I was not one.
When they came for the weird sites, I said nothing becase I was not one.
When they came for the anarchist sites, I said nothing because I was not

But when they came for my site, nobody spoke up...because they were all
gone." -- paraphrased from a Holocaust survivor.

>FoxFire Studios


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