26 de Enero, 2008
In Which Nezua Talks Shit About the FCC
IT'S "BATTLES" LIKE THIS, juxtaposed with all the corporate and government crime to which we turn a blind eye, that really make me wonder about morality and sanity in this nation of ours:
The Federal Communications Commission yesterday proposed a $1.43 million indecency fine against ABC television stations for a 2003 episode of "NYPD Blue," the second-largest proposed indecency fine against a television broadcaster ever. [...]
The episode in question, aired Feb. 25, 2003, contained a scene featuring a woman and a young boy. In the scene, the woman disrobes in a bathroom. She is shown in full dorsal nudity, and the side of one breast is shown. [...]
For the FCC, the episode of "NYPD Blue" was an indecency twofer.
"We find that the programming at issue is within the scope of our indecency definition because it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs -- specifically an adult woman's buttocks," the FCC wrote in its ruling.
A woman's breast? And her bare ass? Yes, definitely a stain on the conscience of our culture. Definitely harmful for a child to see that! I mean, nevermind wars of aggression and greed and the rape of the constitution and secret prisons and water torture. Our children can see this and know we approve and won't fight it because IMPEACHMENT IS OFF THE TABLE or something, but show me your tits and I'ma sue you blind. Because THAT is just wrong!!!!!1!!1!!
PS, I hate to get all gritty on ya here. But let's be real. Saying that an "adult woman's buttocks" are offensive because they are "excretory organs" is like saying a mouth is obscene because it is the cunnilingus organ. Give me a break. An ass is something you sit on. It's something you shake when you dance. It's something to protect the bones from hitting the street when you fall. The anus is the excretory organ, you IDIOTS. Didn't you take basic science in high school? Or are you still stuck in poopy psychological development stage, where all and any things vaguely related to POOP freak you out or make you giggle forever?
I hate what has happened to our collective morality since we left..well, my childhood days in the 1970s. I hate this uptight shame and self-loathing the culture pushes on us through TV and media and law. Hate your body, hate its sounds and its smells and everything human about yourself, powder it and polish it and surgicalize it and hide it away and carry a deep internalized apology for it.
Fuck off! As far as I'm concerned, this puritan shame is an excretory organ of mass dispersal. And if you think enforcing a law like this in such a case is doing ANYthing to clean up the world, you are simply full of shit.