Parents Who Arent Parents
By Joseph A
Subbies can temporarily relax, because Im not
harping on them this time. No, this time, Ive
decided to harp on those who call themselves "parents,"
but cannot be true to their title. This does not mean,
however, that subbies should not still read this, because
it further explains my stance on the censorship of Dragonball
Z. Before I get into this, I should mention that this
applies most heavily to parents of teenagers, but also
to those of small children. Might as well try to stem
a new generation of ignorance and stupidity.
I was blessed by having parents who were and are responsible.
They taught me how to separate right and wrong, fantasy
and reality right off, so I have no trouble with gratuitous
sex, violence, language, and so on. This doesnt
mean that I dont enjoy them (what kind of teenager
would I be if I didnt?), but I can see them and
not think that I have to imitate them in real life on
other people (but when provoked, I can imitate pretty
damn good). But, like I said, I was blessed. "Parents"
today have children with common disciplinary problems.
You know, mouthing off, disobedience, arson
Scratch that last one (that was just me). The point
is that these "parents" see these things and
instead of correcting them, they blame them on television,
movies, and music. It is these irresponsible parents
that are responsible (wow, irresponsibility is responsible
for something) for the often unnecessary and heavy editing
of not only Dragonball Z and the whole of the anime
industry, but of movies aired on television (who saw
"Get Shorty" on NBC?) and, indeed, television
shows. Some of the shows we deem crap might actually
be good, or at least tolerable, left with a little,
or lot, less censoring. But I digress. Im straying
from the topic. I blame these "parents" for
the overwhelming censorship that we face today. Subbies,
if you must blame somebody for the censorship of DBZ,
blame not FUNimation, but these "parents."
These are the people that drive FUNimation and the network
censors to take such drastic and unnecessary measures
to censor your beloved anime. These are the people who
drive the almighty control factor in the modern broadcasting
industry: the fear of litigation. Coming back to my
thread, here. Why do I blame them, you ask? Well, mainly
because they are the masses (and that is the scariest
part of all, that these people are the majority) that
drive the power in this country. Or, put another way,
this is the masses swaying the establishment.
I am running out of steam here, people. However, if
I had someone here to argue with, the recorded argument
would drag on for 200 action-packed pages, most of which
would be censored by these "parents" for being
too violent or verbally explicit. So I will leave you
with this. These "parents" could spend the
necessary 5 minutes with their children and teach them
the difference between right, wrong, fantasy, and reality,
but for one, most of them do not know the difference
for themselves, and two, in a world where ignorance
and stupidity are becoming the permanent trend, I am
simply asking too much.
Ill serve your ass like John MacEnroe
If your steps up, Im smacking the ho.
Word to your moms, I came to drop bombs
I got more rhymes than the Bibles got psalms
And just like the Prodigal Son, Ive returned
Anyone stepping to me youll get burned
Cause I got lyrics, and you aint got none
If you come to battle bring a shotgun
But if you do youre a fool, cause I duel to the
Try to step to me, youll take your last breath
I gots the skill, come get your fill
Cause when I shoot to give, I shoot to kill
I came to get down,
I came to get down,
So get out your seat and jump around.
House of Pain