Welcome to the Dirty Sponge.
Here you'll be able to find great poetry, stories, letters, ideas,
and random thoughts all contributed from readers such as you. Each
writing I add to the Sponge is one more ounce of muscle used to fight against
censorship. And only the readers, you, can help me to do that.
Censorship is a useless and pointless battle. It stems from the
traditions of the narrow-minded. It's a fruitless effort to hide "virgin" ears
from what they already know. Censorship, in basic
form, is denial of
what exists against some peoples moral and ethical values. It's one thing to
have your own beliefs...it's another to make-believe that you can hide
them from others simply because you disagree with them. Each person
in this entire creation has a right to themselves and their own thoughts,
but trying to hide what we know exists through censorship is just plain stupid.
This ezine was created because I submitted poems with the words "shit" and
"fuck" to my literary magazine, and they were not printed. The words were used
about once each, and I guess that was one too many words my school's magazine
could handle. I don't know of anyone who's never heard a curse before. Do you?
It's completely pointless. The Sponge does not discriminate or bias or judge you
in any way. It's a place where you're free to manifest your mind. Self-expression is
a right everyone is entitled to, and those fighting for censorship are limiting that basic
human right. Excercise what you think and feel.
How do you feel on the topic of censorship? Write me
and let me know. Thanks.