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  • #16
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    There is a morally slippery slope in this country. Now the f word is commonplace. Makes me ill, but things won't be getting better anytime soon. Some things are just flat out inappropriate, but "protected" by free speech. Yes, people have the right to say what they want, but many have lost all consideration for other people....just cuz you CAN say it doesn't mean you should, or that everyone else WANTS to hear it.
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    • #17
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      shame though to have to miss the whole show due to a few.

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      • #18
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        I would have been bothered also. We do not go to a quilt show expecting to this type of thing. But of course the shock factor is part of what they are counting on.

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by chelea View Post
          The show organizer must have considered the potential for folks to be offended, hence the placement of the booth at the end of the room.
          I would have to see what was so offensive to make a judgement.

          I think a lot are jumping before the evidence and that is sad.
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          • #20
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            Originally posted by FaintlyArtistic View Post
            There is a morally slippery slope in this country. Now the f word is commonplace. Makes me ill, but things won't be getting better anytime soon. Some things are just flat out inappropriate, but "protected" by free speech. Yes, people have the right to say what they want, but many have lost all consideration for other people....just cuz you CAN say it doesn't mean you should, or that everyone else WANTS to hear it.
            Well said!

            Personally, I would skip it or not attend it!
            Happy Quilting!

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            • #21
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              Censorship is the slippery slope. Today you might support some kind of ban of certain words, certain images. And suppose you get your way, and it becomes illegal to say certain things, or print them, or show art in public that promotes certain ideas. That establishes a precedent. Now it's commonly accepted that the government has the authority to ban certain types of speech. And you think you're okay because you also don't like the things that are banned. But what if the regime changes? What if a new government decides that one religion should be promoted and all others banned? The precedent has been set that the government has the right to censor. If you're a member of Religion A and that's the one being promoted, you might not have a problem with it. But what if you're a follower of Religion B? Now what used to be your constitutional right to free speech has been taken away, a little bit at a time.

              This is why the ACLU will go to court to defend even neo-Nazis. Because, above all else, we have the right of free speech, and no government entity has the right to restrict it. We all have to fight to preserve that, because you never know when you might need to exercise it. And you might think you're in the majority and you'll always be okay, but time and history prove that the tables always turn. The right to free speech and the right to practice whatever religion we choose (or none at all) are inextricably tied together. This is one of the best things about America. In some parts of the world, it's okay to be one variant of Muslim, but not others. This is directly equivalent to making Catholicism okay, but banning Protestantism. Or LDS. Europe did that (and the inverse), and I don't know about you, but that's why many of my ancestors emigrated here.

              I find overt Christian themes distasteful, but I'll admire your hard work and artistry and compliment you on them nonetheless. Because I expect the same respect from you. Some of us just want to make pretty quilts, some people want to use that media to explore and promote bigger ideas. We must all defend the right to free speech--or it could be taken away. The US has the broadest protections for free speech in the world. Why would anyone ever want to change that?

              So if you don't like provocative art, that's fine. A lot of people don't like being taken out of their comfort zone. But please, don't try to restrict the free speech of others. You might need their protection in return someday.

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              • #22
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                Very well said Astoria. I want to add, look what just happened in China. That president is now in for life? You all don't think we couldn't become that? It scares me.
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                • #23
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                  I just visited the "Threads of Resistance" website to view the works. WOW. The talent is pretty amazing. If the showing came to my town, I would be there. I didn't realize political quilts were a big thing. I didn't find anything really offensive. Sadly I hear worse from our country's leaders.
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                  • #24
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                    I'm not advocating government restriction at all! Just common decency and consideration which is a PERSONAL choice and can't be made into law. Unfortunately, those who make the biggest noise about tolerance are intolerant of those who choose to disagree. Sad state of affairs...
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                    • #25
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                      I too just looked at all the entered quilts and it is so very powerful. How I would love to see it in person, to see the texture and color and know the feeling the makers wanted to convey in person. There were a few surprises,a few sarcastically funny, many so true to the way I and most people I know feel. I felt sorrow, hope, dread, just a mixture of emotions.

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                      • #26
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                        When my son was in high school we had a talk with him about the language that he and some of his friends were using, simply put we said "There is a time and a place for such, just respect others and choose the right place." Personally, I do not think a quilt show is the right place.


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                        • #27
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                          I looked at the entries and found nothing pornographic--disagreement is not pornography.
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                          • #28
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                            Okay, you made me go look. Angelia said it perfectly "I looked at the entries and found nothing pornographic--disagreement is not pornography. "

                            There are three nudes, only one even close to being a realistic nude. The other two are more like cartoon nudes. None are pornographic.

                            Disagreement is not pornography

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                            • #29
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                              As long as there is art, songs, books, or ideas, there will be those that disagree as to the appropriate or vulgarity of the subject matter. I can respect another person's opinion and at the same time disagree with them.

                              Tolerance and respecially for others is the key. Without those two, much would be lost.

                              An example of a lost work of art, a much loved book, considerEd to be a classic. Once on every child's reading list from school, now can't be found in most public school libraries as it's been banned by many. My grandson never heard of it, so I went to a big chain book store, they don't sell it. All this because of one word that was commonly used in that era and is now considered offensive.

                              That book is "Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.

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                              • #30
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                                Originally posted by Caroline T. View Post
                                As long as there is art, songs, books, or ideas, there will be those that disagree as to the appropriate or vulgarity of the subject matter. I can respect another person's opinion and at the same time disagree with them.

                                Tolerance and respecially for others is the key. Without those two, much would be lost.

                                An example of a lost work of art, a much loved book, considerEd to be a classic. Once on every child's reading list from school, now can't be found in most public school libraries as it's been banned by many. My grandson never heard of it, so I went to a big chain book store, they don't sell it. All this because of one word that was commonly used in that era and is now considered offensive.

                                That book is "Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.
                                Which chain is that?

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