Wednesday, November 21, 2007

الأفكار...عورة

تحديث
this is from Dilli
To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves
*Claude-Adrien Helvetius A French philosopher and litterateur (February 26, 1715–December 26, 1771)
and she asks
Are we FOOLS or SLAVES ? Or BOTH ?!

تفسير
بجانبها ورقة... التقطتها ورمتها في القمامة
لم ينتبه اليها أحد
تعثر طفل أمامها...ساعدته على الوقوف ومسحت على رأسه
مدت يدها تساعد امرأة على تجاوز عربة طفلها الرصيف
لم ينتبه لها أحد
يداً بيد...رحلت مع من كانت تنتظر
حدق بها الجميع وأعينهم تهتف...عاهرة

تجدون الكتاب هنا
رائع يا يوسف
شكراً لك
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censorship is wrong,
because,
ms.baker explains:

I am vehemently against literary censorship of any kind. I stringently object on the grounds that ANY literary expression is a testament and document of the intellectual evolution of humanity in a sea of God created universes containing the unfathomable possibility of other intellects expressing themselves in a similar fashion... ...And that statement even has to unfortunately include literary expression of the Larry Flynt/ Hugh Hefner kind. But that is part of who humans are as well, isnt it...?
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الحديث كان لطيف والجو عليل في ندوة المنبر الديموقراطي

10 comments:

يعقووبوو said...

كتاب افكار عاريه وايد ممتاز ومضحك ومحزن

وانا حضرت المسرحيه يوم الاحد.ولكن طافتني ندوة الثلاثاء
للأسف

محد عطاني خبر عنها

حمودي said...

شكله خوش كتاب
موموجود بالمعرض ؟؟

shosho said...

الكتاب قليل في كلماته
و كثير في معانيه

والرقيب الذي منعه

عاري في ثقافته
و ذليل رغم نفوذه

And I agree with Ms. Baker. No one should have the authority to dictate what a nation can or cannot read. As for objectional material, a rating system would suffice.

DiLLi O MiLLi said...

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves

*Claude-Adrien Helvetius
A French philosopher and litterateur (February 26, 1715–December 26, 1771)


So what do u think ? :)

Are we FOOLS or SLAVES ? Or BOTH ?!


:)

White Wings said...

يعقوبوو
مسرحية عاد؟
:)
أنا حطيت خبر عن الندوة في البوست السابق

حمودي
كتاب أفكار عارية ممنوع رقابياً في الكويت
ممكن تطلبه على الانترنت

شوشو
عاري في ثقافته وذليل رغم نفوذه
الله..أطربتيني
يسلم تمك
:)

ديللي
really, we have a bit of both...sad isn't it?
what a beautiful quotation, I think i am going to add it to the body of the post
thanks babe
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Mishari said...

انا احتاج عزيمة خاصة لو سمحتوا :)

وبعدين افكار عارية اتوقع من الكتب الجميلة
وانشاء الله يكون لها نصيب بالمستقبل القريب من القراءة مع الجبل
صاير كسول
بسبب الشغل :(

UmmEl3yal said...

I liked the "God" approach to censorship :) Loved D&M quote even more!

I would love to think that this is a "conspirecy" to promote the banned books, rather than sheer stupidity :(

kila ma6goog said...

يوسف ممتاز

shosho said...

*objectionable (sorry for typo)

Slaves or fools?
I think that the people who reject censorship are slaves trying to set themselves free. As for those who accept, justify, or do nothing about it, they are fools.


I was thinking about the reasons that made MOI ban Yousif Khalifa's book, and I didn't come with any. I actually find the book very instructive and touching from moral standpoints. So my guess is that the censor found the title provocative - it reminded him of nudity.

Imagine it, our censor is so proficient in his work that he reached the stage where he would not only ban images, descriptions, and references to naked flesh, but also ban a phrase that might or might not make him think of naked flesh!

Now that's a Kuwaiti invention: censorship according to free association!!!

White Wings said...

مشاري
اشدعوة عاد الشغل، يمكن صاير كسول مع الجو الشتوي
:)

ummel3yal
i like your theory, let's go with the conspirecy theory theory :) after all we're Arabs, and the belief in conspirecy runs in our blood :)

مطقوق
وانت ممتاز مع مرتبة الشرف

shosho
censorship according to free association!!!
another comment that deserves a seperate post...you said it all hon :)