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  1. There was talk about it already on the Afcore forum if you’ve looked at it.

    Y’know they probably think it’s too bad Patti Smith’s “Rock and Roll Nigger” wasn’t a hit so they would ban it. And that song is actually much more radical than “Money For Nothing”. The use of the word “nigger” is purely ironic, of course…

  2. This is anoutright travesty. Mark Knoplfer is one of the best and most underrated guitarists and songwriters in history, and for a radio ban to be imposed on him for such a trivial purpose is obscene. I foresaw this eventuality as a young teen comparatively analyzing the mindset of the PMRC, Religious Right, and PC Left.

  3. “At xtra.ca, a website aimed at gay and lesbian Canadians, the reactions seem split. But comments by one writer, Keith, exemplify the CBSC’s reasons for banning the track: “When Dire Straits released Money for Nothing back in the 80s, it made me sick,” he wrote. “As a teenager growing up in a small hick town in Ontario, it really bothered me as a closeted gay kid. I’ve been waiting 30 years for something to be done about it.” ”

    I can fully understand why a gay person would take offense to the word’s inclusion in a song, but is one slur in one song really a crucial “human rights” issue absolutely demanding state intervention? Is people having their feelings hurt really worthy of such attention?

  4. @Michael:

    ‘I can fully understand why a gay person would take offense to the word’s inclusion in a song, but is one slur in one song really a crucial “human rights” issue absolutely demanding state intervention? Is people having their feelings hurt really worthy of such attention?’

    For a politician who desperately needs some vague crap to build a platform on, there is no limit on how much attention should be bestowed upon such human tragedies (snicker).

  5. Mark Knoplfer is one of the best and most underrated guitarists and songwriters in history, and for a radio ban to be imposed on him for such a trivial purpose is obscene.

    Amen.

  6. Check this section from the constitution of Enver Hoxha’s Communist Albania:

    http://bjoerna.dk/dokumentation/Albanian-Constitution-1976.htm#Chapter%20II%20The%20Fundamental%20Rights%20and%20Duties%20of%20Citizens

    In what way is this fundamentally different from what present day totalitarian humanists in the West advocate? Take out the word “socialist” and put in “democratic equality,” and add some references to “LGBTQ rights” and environmentalism, and this constitution could be have been written by any conventional Western leftist ideologue.

  7. Canada has never had a political culture of individual rights and has in fact merely gone from one statist culture to another. Prior to the 60’s it was a conservative one in the European sense (see this article by Jeff Riggenbach http://mises.org/daily/4705) and now it is a liberal statist one. Homosexual acts were a criminal offense just a little over forty years ago, now it is an offense to criticize such acts.

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