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Friday, March 27, 2009

Sad State Of Critical Thought

The SR's current public opinion poll:

Yet this is what our young people choose to protest:

A feckless SR commenter:

Great. But will you attend a public meeting and protest tax dollar misuse? Or is that just a little too much to ask?


Anonymous said...

Go figure. The young people don't have a clue. The young people have to wake up and smell the coffee. This is their town and they need to pay close attention; after all, it is their tax dollars.

If it is good for the goose said...

What is wrong with protesting censorship?

Mr. Sandusky said...

Whatever your opinions are regarding the recent censorship of the Little Gallery and the decision to close the gallery in protest, you are encouraged to attend this peaceful, non-confrontational event. A diversity of opinions is welcome.

Simply witnessing the event without necessarily participating or protesting may be a valuable experience.

Local, Cleveland and Toledo newspaper and TV media are to be there.

“Freedom of speech is as much about listening to differing opinions as it is in expressing one’s own views.”

Junior said...

I believe that the youth of this town does not care what happens because there is no chance that they see themselves in the Firelands area due to the types of jobs that are here! As a soon to be young professional myself, I am angry with the way government is being handled in Sandusky, but what do I care if I'm going to be living in a big metro city that specifically targets young professionals? Until Sandusky can bring in an industry of jobs to entice the "youth" to come/stay, Sandusky and the Firelands regional governments will not have the youth's attention in bringing about change.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with protesting censorship. Unfortunately, the example of censorship must be spelled out for people to be upset about it. Protesting is a 'rite of passage' for college kids. They don't really know what they're upset about. They just want to be upset about something. Turn up the RATM, man!

If you had any brains, you'd be trying to organize your disorganized asses to figure out how to hold your local government accountable. Instead you'd rather get upset about artwork that isn't worthy of attention in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Underneath this post, there is a clear example of tax dollar abuse. Yet how many people will "protest" this at a city commission meeting? How many people will insist that the perpetrators are held accountable? I doubt any of you have sounded off on any issues facing Sandusky, yet you're so concerned about some art exhibit being censored which was meant to provoke a reaction in the first place.

You guys remind me of that college kid in the viral video: "Don't taze me, bro! Don't taze me!" The kid WANTED to get tazed for the attention.

Anonymous said...

Ah, don't be so judgmental.

Each person has his or her own cause - and that's fine. Sticking up for art/speech/expression - even that some find objectionable (or worse) - is exactly what opens the door for others to protest government waste or corruption. One person's pro-choice rally is another person's PETA rally. There is room enough for it all.

The important thing is not allow the First Amendment diminished in the name of good taste, manners or even "national security." That type of erosion is permanent - and carries over into areas that individuals never anticipated could be limited.