A wise and commendable decision to ban an offensive, irreverent play in Newtownabbey’s Theatre at the Mill has been reversed, and the production will run as originally scheduled.
The heathens are gloating (naturally.) They made great use of the word “censorship” in their campaign to force the Councillors of Newtownabbey Borough Council to overturn their original ban, and they obviously succeeded in convincing many of them to do just that.
Our readers may or may not know, that a book, written in 1958, holds the key to understanding the ubiquitous use of this word “censorship” by the left-wing intelligentsia.
The book was written by Cleon Skousen and was entitled, “The Naked Communist.”
We have not read the book, but we know that the author described Communist goals in great detail.
Goal 24 is of particular interest in our present discussion, and here we quote it,
“Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.”
Now isn’t that interesting!
We are not saying that the play “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)” is obscene because we have not seen it nor do we have any desire to see it, but, having heard some of the dialogue from it on radio news reports, we believe it is irreverent and mocking AND verging on blasphemous.
The point we are making is that Socialists/Marxists make use of the word “censorship” to force on society that which is depraved and evil, under the guise of Art/Culture.
By the way, one does not need to see a play or film etc to know it should be banned, just as one does not need to eat a whole apple to know it is rotten.
We commend those Councillors who opposed this play and banned it.
We condemn the others!