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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Name Changes And Censorship

A judge in New Mexico ruled against a Los Alamos man who wanted to change his name to a phrase. Judge Nash said the name change was "obscene, offensive and would not comport with common decency."

Presently, this guy's name is Variable.


That's right. Variable. Yeah, he's done the name changing thing before. This time around, though, I don't think it's going to happen with any judge he goes in front of. This time he wants to change his name to Fuck Censorship! With the exclamation point, I guess, to add emphasis. Amusing.

Before that, the guy's name was Snaphappy Fishsuit Mokiligon. No kidding. Try saying that 3 times fast. You get the feeling this freak is making a cry for help, or at least, for attention.

Personally, I wouldn't deny him the name change. Not because I feel that vulgarity for the sake of vulgarity is something that should be celebrated. Not at all. Besides, he is the one who has to live with it. Anyway, I like the proposed name because it sends a message that censorship is wrong. Unfortunately, you sometimes have to hit the public over the head with a verbal blunt instrument to get the attention a serious topic badly needs. Are there other ways to do this in a more "sensitive" manner. Sure, there is. I don't debate that.

Censorship is serious because it tears away at our supposed freedom of speech. It dictates what you are allowed to see and allowed to learn. For example, the government restricts what you know about the interrogations inflicted on military prisoners. Presently, there are books still being banned around the world. Corporations, that own the networks, tell the networks what can be shown and said everyday. Many of today's scientists are being censored when they speak out against pollution, global warming and other dangerous threats to our world. These are a just a few examples.

Censorship suppresses ideas and encourages ignorance.

Under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, each of us has the right to read, view, listen to, and disseminate constitutionally protected ideas, even if a censor finds those ideas offensive.

But sadly, this isn't the reality of today's world. Sadder still, is the unwillingness of so many of us to fight for the First Amendment.


Anonymous said...

I can just see a phone conversation. Let's saying someone calls Fuck's wife.

"Fuck, please" or "Fuck, if he's available" followed by "What the fuck are you talking about?"

Somebody could probably make an Abbott & Costello "Who's on First?" dialogue out of this...

Kelly said...

Fuck.... I didn't think of that.
You're right.


The Movie Whore said...

There is a fine line between making a social statement and stating your are not mentally well. This guy is walking that line and may have fallen over the wrong side.

J. Alden Page said...

I think he should be allowed to do it. If it's okay to change your name to something real like "Variable" you should be able to change your name to "Fuck". Why do they have the right to decide which names are acceptable? Sounds like he got fucked by censorship.

Kelly said...

I agree totally with you, Jared. Nice of you to drop by. Haven't heard from ya in awhile.

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