Friday, August 31, 2012

Censorship Quotes

Frederick Douglass
"To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker." Frederick Douglass

“Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

  ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. ”

   “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” ― Salman Rushdie

“We have, as far as possible, closed every avenue by which light may enter their [the slaves'] minds. If we could extinguish the capacity to see the light, our work would be complete; they would then be on a level with the beasts of the field and we should be safe.” ― Henry Berry, speaking in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1832

   “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” ― Harry S. Truman

"Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction." ~ Cynthia Mckinney

  "Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave."  — Frederick Douglass

I SAY TO OUR IRANIAN FRIENDS: Let your people march, let your people speak, release your people from jail, let them have a voice! ― Vice President Joe Biden

   “All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.”
George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession

“You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.” ― John Lothrop Motley

If you take a slave, if you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can’t fool him any longer, and BEING A FOOL IS ONE OF THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF ANY INCIDENTS TO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SLAVERY SYSTEM. ― Willie Lynch to Virginia Colony slave owners, 1712

   “If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be impossible to embrace the myth of war. If we had to stand over the mangled corpses of schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan and listen to the wails of their parents, we would not be able to repeat clich├ęs we use to justify war. This is why war is carefully sanitized. This is why we are given war's perverse and dark thrill but are spared from seeing war's consequences. The mythic visions of war keep it heroic and entertaining… ― Chris Hedges, Death of the Liberal Class

  “I should say here, because some in Washington like to dream up ways to control the Internet, that we don't need to 'control' free speech, we need to control ourselves.” ― Peggy Noonan, Patriotic Grace: What It Is and Why We Need It Now

    For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17

His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. Proverbs 26:26

So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Matthew 10:26

  "If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle."
Frederick Douglass

"If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place"  ― Eric Schmidt, Google

"History has shown us that repression often sows the seeds for revolution down the road," Clinton will say. "Those who clamp down on Internet freedom may be able to hold back the full impact of their people's yearnings for a while, but not forever." ― Hillary Clinton

Freedom of speech and press are neither inalienable nor free. Keeping them requires a constant battle.

God gave man human rights, including freedom of expression; the Constitution merely affirmed them.

Mary Neal's HubPages Archive

Mary Neal's HubPages archive is below. I write about justice issues as a Christian advocate. Articles published at HubPages give good news for justice reports. America's justice cup is more than half-empty, so problems are explored, also. Please share the links from to help alert people to justice issues and congratulate those who make a difference.

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My Uncle Lee, by Mary Neal

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0 comments    marriage mental illness racism
Don't Exhale Yet, Virginia53

Don't Exhale Yet, Virginia

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Why the Media Fears Ron Paul60

Why the Media Fears Ron Paul

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Justice Mountain, by Mary Neal

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3 comments    slavery african american ndaa
Awesome God, by Mary Neal72

Awesome God, by Mary Neal

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10 comments    mental illness fraud rapture
Food Stamp Slave Reparations72

Food Stamp Slave Reparations

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3 comments    racism prejudice globalization
Lynching America70

Lynching America

America's first slaves were indigenous people and Africans. Whites were also imported from Europe's prisons and ghettos to serve the elite. Asians immigrated and performed menial labor, as Latinos do today. The Internet unites the races for justice.
9 comments    terrorism slavery globalization
Mary Neal's Open Letter to Google re S.96864

Mary Neal's Open Letter to Google re S.968

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3 comments    google jesus computer
Illinois Pleased God - DP Abolition61

Illinois Pleased God - DP Abolition

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NAACP vs. Black Cigarette Smokers65

NAACP vs. Black Cigarette Smokers

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4 comments    chocolate addiction smoking

Mary Neal's Black History Month 201178

Mary Neal's Black History Month 2011

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8 comments    unemployment peace movement
Jesus Christ's Christmas in Solitary64

Jesus Christ's Christmas in Solitary

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5 comments    religion christmas christianity
Treated Worse Than Dogs: Cochran Firm Clients74

Treated Worse Than Dogs: Cochran Firm Clients

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Human rights advocates often write about injustices. Many of the issues are eventually met with equitable solutions that need reporting with equal zeal. "Mary Neal on HubPages" reports good news - positive...
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Steps Toward Justice Hub 2, by Mary Neal

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Steps Toward Justice Hub 1, by Mary Neal

Concerning justice issues, there are two stories to be told. Although we are not where we want to be, the U.S. is still far ahead of other countries in human and civil rights. This new site will be used to tell about the advancements being made for...
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Archive: Dog Justice for Mentally Ill

Welcome to Dog Justice for Mentally Ill blog archive (link ). Access the articles from the archive printed below. DogJustice blog was started to publish deaths and brutality to mentally ill people that saboteurs prevent from posting at a Care2 group this writer directs, called "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)." The cyberstalking is done to prevent advocacy to decriminalize mental illness. Members' posts are often prevented or surreptitiously removed at Care2 after publication. The censorship worsened as our group gained prominence on the web and more members. Cyberstalking is applied to our civil/human rights group because over half of America's prisoners are mentally ill, and to release 1.25 million inmates for community care or hospital treatment would be less expensive for taxpayers and promote community safety, but detrimental to private prison profits. Below is "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" archive from January 2012 until April 16, 2014. 

BLOG ARCHIVE - Dog justice for mentally ill
Four things happened in the 1970s that devastated mental heath care: 1) Acute mental patients were released from mental hospitals in the 1970's without adequate provisions for their subsistence and psychiatric treatment; 2) laws were enacted requiring that patients must prove to be immediate dangers to self or others before being involuntarily committed to mental hospitals; 3) Medicaid insurance was withdrawn for mental hospital inpatients, which led to many hospital closures; and 4) budgets were reduced for outpatient psychiatric care. AIMI members also advocate against capital punishment, excessive sentencing, children being tried and sentenced as adults, wrongful convictions, and prisoner cruelty, but our main focus is removing mental patients from jails and prisons to humane, healing environments where their psychiatric and basic subsistence needs are met under assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs if appropriate, or as hospital inpatients if necessary.

For at least four decades, mentally ill people who act inappropriately are criminalized and incarcerated, killed in the streets by police officers and neighborhood hoodlums, or left homeless to die of neglect. The mentally ill comprise over 60% of inmates in torturous solitary confinement, and prisons' tools for enforcement include lengthened sentences, gas and pepper spray, Tasers, and deadly restraint chairs. People with psychiatric challenges experience more discrimination than any other people in America, and it increases when coupled with other triggers for discriminatory treatment, such as blackness or poverty. Please see the mission statement at ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL for more information at this link

"Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" reports stories about individuals who are wrongly punished for mental illness, including excessive sentencing, brutality in mental hospitals or prisons, and wrongful deaths that prison investors' cyberstalkers prevent from being reported at our Care2 group. Read and share the articles at Dog Justice for Mentally Ill blog in whole or by using excerpts, as long as you publish a link leading back to Dog Justice blog. We appreciate your help spreading awareness about America's mental health care crisis and its devastating effects on the lives of sick people and their families as well as the general public. All are at risk in a system that reacts to mental illness only after crises.