Thursday, January 20, 2011

Connecticut town censors 'Sicko'

Militant fascism is on the march in the town of Enfield, Connecticut.

The local library had planned to show Michael Moore's 'Sicko' at a public screening. But then the mayor and town council threatened to pull the libe's funding and fire the library director if the film was shown.

How fucking stupid.

Then local officials denied that this act of government censorship was even censorship at all - because the movie is available elsewhere. One official said it wasn't censorship because Moore allegedly "thinks Fidel Castro is a great guy."

This isn't the first major act of censorship against a Moore work somewhere in America: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' was banned in Rapid City, South Dakota, during its theatrical run (though the ban was apparently lifted).

Since today is the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's inauguration, here's a JFK quote that should be remembered as much as any other: "Libraries should be open to all - except the censor."

(Source: http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2011/01/20/page_one/doc4d385d61a73c6632830994.txt)