Remember when "South Park" was so incendiary, so shocking that the mere description of an episode could provoke outrage? Remember ... today? Thirteen years and 200 episodes into its button-pushing, bleep-heavy run, Matt Stone and Trey Parker's crude little cartoon about a bunch of foulmouthed kids isn't just the most enduringly provocative show on the air -- it's the most patriotic.
Earlier this week, Youtube administrators removed all of the wildly popular Downfall bunker scene parodies, but Youtube continues
to host a channel for Revolution Muslim, the group that issued thinly
veiled death threats
against South Park writers earlier this week.
I'm certain it's the same group because I found the Youtube channel via
Google's cache of Revolutionmuslim.com, the site that issued the death
group continues to post videos to their channel.
possible that Youtube administrators are unaware that
they are hosting the group and it's possible that none of the videos
contain threatening content. Should the channel be removed even if none
of the content is threatening or offensive?
I tried to contact
Youtube administrators to ask about their policies, but I couldn't find a way to reach them. They've done a thorough job of walling themselves off from users.
I just noticed that I passed the 5 million mark. Best I can tell, it happened last week.
Some of you have noticed that I haven't been devoting a great deal of time to posting lately. I think it's a temporary situation. For the past three months, I've had other matters on my mind. Try to bear with me. Something will come out of it. I don't know when or what, but something will come out of it
Last night, Frontline ran a story about Afghanistan's ancient child sex trade, bacha bazi. Poor families sell young boys to powerful, wealthy men who train these children to serve as sexual entertainment.
The video is very difficult to watch, but it should be seen by everyone. It will expand your understanding of the corruption we're really up against in Afghanistan.