The worst part of censorship is ###########.

Charlie Wilkinson (
Mon, 3 Mar 1997 01:08:45 -0500 (EST)

I believe it was Dale R. Reed who once said:
> I think that pornography and eating too much rich food and smoking and
> drinking and doing drugs and spending too much time on-line
> participating in Discussion Lists(OOPS did I say that?)....and all those
> other unhealthy things people do with their lives are symptoms of
> underlying fundamental problems. They are like canaries in coal mines.
> I am pleased to hear that these underlying fundamental problems do not
> exist at the democratic schools so through their self chosen democratic
> methods they generally decide against censorship. Dale


Hi Dale,
It would seem that you are implying that SVS-model kids are just that -
model kids who wouldn't dare look at dirty pictures and therefore have
no need for rules against it. I don't think it's as simple as that. I
see it more as a chicken/egg matter. One of the "underlying fundamental
problems" that incites a child to seek out pornography is precisely the
unnatural compulsion/revulsion dichotomy that has been with us for so
very long. <yawn>

Any topic that is such a social hot button and causes so many people to
act so damn strangely is bound to draw a lot of attention from naturally
inquisitive youngsters. If nothing else, this is not a big problem at
SVS model schools because the schools are governed primarily by kids and
generally kids have a pretty healthy attitude about sex.



   Charlie Wilkinson      Maintainer - Radio For Peace International Web Site
The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be