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Der Weltanschauung Magazine (The WorldView) %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % % % Editor: The Desert Fox D E R % % Co-Editor: Rev. Scott Free % % % % W E L T A N S C H A U U N G % % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% June 4, 1991 Vol. 1, Issue 3. Released On The 4th Day Of Every Month! (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*) 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 Material Written By Computer And Telecommunications Hobbyists World Wide Promoting the publication of Features, Editorials, and Anything Else.... To submit material, or to subscribe to the magazine contact one of the following systems... 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Scott Free - Editor's Comments...........................The Desert Fox ============================================================================= Contributing Writers: Rodney Perkins Jello Biafra - From The Dead Kennedy's ============================================================================= [-------------------------------------------------------] [ ] [ Life in Amerika: Pt I ] [ "We Don't Like It, So You Can't Have It" ] [ ] [ (c) 1990 Nuclear Gerbil Productions ] [ Published Without Consent in A ] [ High School Newspaper; All Rights ] [ Reserved ] [ ] [ 9/25/90 ] [-------------------------------------------------------] Hey, you! Yeah, you there. With your hand up. You think you've got something to say? I bet you don't. All you ever do is complain, scum, and I'm sick of it. Shut up! Hah! What, you won't? Well, I've got something I'll slap over your mouth - a sticker. Take that, punk. The previous dramatization is an approximation of something that's recently become conspicuous in Amerikan government. It's always been pretty prevalent, but rarely is it is flamboyant as some of the recent efforts. What is it? It's a variety of steps employed in the political dance - the Censorship Two-Step, the Reactionary Backlash and the Conservative Mamba. Whatever you call it, the result is the same. It's the effort of one group to silence another by any means necessary. Why this is viewed as necessary is beyond me. I can't find any flaws in the "live and let live" category and there's no logical reason for it that takes into account the rights of the masses. Basically, it is an effort to tighten one group's hold on power in Amerika. This group are the people we love to hate - or, at least I do - the conservative, mainly white, mainly financially well-endowed folk who have brought us resistance to change or intelligent decisions since the dawn of Amerika. It's too bad they're not stupid. If they were, it would be too easy to spot their devious doings. But they're not as dumb as they sound - they achieve their means through extra-governmental forces that restrict as well as any law. Take for example the current crisis that faces Amerika's record industry - sticker or not to sticker? Here's the scam: if you blatantly ban something, it's pretty obvious to everyone that this is a flagrant violation of our Constitutional rights. Even the most apathetic Amerikans can, at times, get excited over this one. So, what to do? Well, there's a powerful force at work in any capitalist economy. Economist Adam Smith called it the "Invisible Hand." Most of us recognize it by the motto "Money talks." Economic power is the dominant force in the United States, and these censors have employed it brilliantly. Instead of finding a specific group to hate and suppress, these guys have found certain attitudes and language they'd rather doom. And, to make sure everyone knows that they think it's egregious moral doom, they put a little sticker on it. The sticker reads like this: "Warning: The material in this album is offensive. Parental caution advised." Fine. Whatever that means, it's obviously a pejorative label to stick on an album. How this works is simple. Any shop in Amerika wants to find the good graces of the majority of the consumers. This tactic avoids the protests, wrath and boycotts of parts of the righteous public. So, the album is quietly shelved in the bathroom, hidden behind the counter, covered with paper and disguised as a Christmas present, stocked under "Demonic Possession" or simply not purchased or sold. The latter is the easiest alternative because it deftly sidesteps all anger from the great righteous ones and allows the company to portray unassailable Amerikanism. In effect, the album is censored in part by law and part by economic force. The powers that be decide that it's obscene and the powers that buy dictate that it disappear from shelves. Who decides obscenity? One of the most conspicuous practitioners of this form of censorship is Tipper Gore and her flunkies, the Parents' Music Resource Center. Although they've admitted that they don't listen to the music they hate and have never read the lyrics, the PMRC likes to put out lists of what they think the Amerikan public isn't mature enough to handle. Words like "fuck" or "communist revolution" get cut early on. Anything representing a religion other than the Big Three is generally frowned upon, and criticism of our flawless government and its minions is not tolerated at all. This is dangerous because we have no idea what gets stickered, and probably won't see it unless we venture far off the beaten path. Right now, laws are pending in several states to make stickering legal, and the censorship-with-a-heart lobby is keeping up its pressure in our nation's capital. At first, this process seems harmless. Keep the misogynistic rappers 2 Live Crew shut up. Cease the racially prejudiced noise of pop-metal band Guns and Roses. Let the New Kids on the Block rule rock and roll. What the question finally metamorphosises into is this: Do we want to let these people decide what we can hear? Most of us, as Amerikans simply struggling to live comfortably, couldn't care less. Others, such as myself, are concerned not only for our rights but for the road to hell paved with good intentions our government is embarking on. I'm more directly affected because these people want to sticker my music which is a joke. No, I'm not a raving 2 Live Schmoo fan. I hate Guns and Roses. The good stuff for me is heavy industrial rock, and I think it's a damn shame this stuff is getting the axe across Amerika at the hands of purely self-centered bigots such as Tipper Gore and crew. I guess I'll leave it to the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, who have said it better than I, under the circumstances: Kill free speech As an example Hang the corpse For all to see Kill all hope Of restitution And all Who dare oppose me Kill the words. EOF - NG 1990. HAQR/ANUS/NATAS/Beer*Net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SPLIT PERSONALITIES ON ELECTRONIC BULLETIN BOARDS by Rangott Spliekin, Soviet News Agency TASS During my brief visit to the United States in the fall of 1987, I was able to study certain specialized cases of split personalities. While they are considered harmless and perhaps tolerably eccentric by the American psychiatric establishment, it is acknowledged that it is a growing problem among young technicians. Frustrated by a lack of popular recognition which continues to be focused on earners of large income (The "bottom line" as it is popularly called), these young geniuses are beginning to talk to themselves. But unlike the ramblers and murmurers we find here in Moscow, they use the technology available to individuals in America: the home computer. A network of electronic bulletin boards exists in the U.S., connected by commercial telephone lines and available to almost anyone who has a computer and a telephone connection device known as a "modem." Individual subscribers can then sign in and talk to other, similarly uninspired individuals. The system was developed for the quick transfer of information but has degenerated into a remote, arms-length communications system. In fact, anyone who can afford to have their home computers occupied most of the time can establish such a board with "free" software provided by generous programmers. When I suggested to an official of a conglomerate telephone company that it was they who created the software to keep technicians occupied instead of productive and to increase the profits of the telephone company, the charge was denied. But I digress. I interviewed Dr. George Sands of the Institute for Abnormal Electronic Behavior in Berkeley and he acknowledged that there is a growing problem among young technicians (which he insisted on calling "users") as the amount of bulletin boards continue to grow. "There are actually more bulletin boards than users in the Bay Area [San Francisco and environs] and they kept talking and arguing with the same people. Some were clearly showing symptoms of boredom. A few clever ones signed on these boards under several names, taking on a new persona for each name. They would call under one name and answer under another name. "In one case, a man in his mid-fifties had as many as six personas and possibly as many as eight. One of the personas was actually promoted to assistant system operator." "How could that be?" I asked. "The operator had never actually met this man. Nor heard his voice. In fact," he chuckled, "one of those personas was a woman. Now that couldn't happen if he had ever spoken to him on a voice line." Dr. Sands dismissed my contention that the bulletin board system was dehumanizing, explaining that it was what was said about telephones when they were first developed. "Americans have too little history to take it seriously. They much prefer playing with their tools which they often mistake for toys. Ships were redesigned, in the Nineteenth Century, for quick, commercial, and sometimes revenue-evading, trips to all parts of the world. Soon afterwards, Americans were racing them for sport. The home computer is just another misused tool." The real danger, he went on to say, is that more individuals will become isolated from their fellow men. "Home computers are much more entertaining than even T.V. and television has created a whole generation of stay-at-homers, referred sarcastically by some commentators as 'couch potatoes.'" If anything has staved off this horrible eventuality, he went on to say, it is the fact that more training is required to operate a home computer than a television set. At the moment, only "the best and the brightest and the most eccentric" are falling prey to this problem." I asked the good doctor how such people can be spotted and institutionalized for their own good. He gave the following indications. 1. Their homes lack most furniture, having only the bare essentials. 2. Everything is spotlessly clean except for the television set which will have a layer of dust on the screen. 3. The bed is never made. 4. There will be six or seven phone lines to the home. 5. Only computer manuals will be present, no other books. 6. The men will be almost universally divorced (no women have fallen prey to this yet despite the fact that some of the pathological personas are women) or be on the verge of divorce. 7. Their children, if any, will have run away from home. No very young victim has had any children. 8. Sexually, they will be inactive. At least, they won't reproduce. 9. As with alcoholics, they will be scrupulously careful to report to their jobs each day but they will be uncreative and rarely be promoted to positions of responsibilities. Not because of lack of abilities, but because they will evade the extra time necessary to accomplish these goals. 10. The refrigerator will contain only spoiled potato chips and half-opened cans of beers. Many of these users drink soft-drinks because of the high sugar content. One institutionalized case had not eaten in six days. He was found by the police in a small grocery store, after closing hours, with open bags of chips and six-packs of Cokes lying about, laughing hysterically and trying to dial out on the computerized cash register. When they saw the thick glasses and the plastic pen holder in his pocket, they notified Dr. Sands. The United States government has tried unsuccessfully to introduce electronic bulletin boards in the Moscow area so our geniuses are similarly engaged in fruitless labor. The great Pavlov once pointed out that to hypnotize a chicken, you merely need to draw a chalk line along pavement, place the chicken so its legs are on either side of the line and it will freeze. Human beings require a more complex hypnotic tool and television has served the state well over the years. Now, such a hypnotic tool has been found for the intelligentsia. It's even got them talking to themselves. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Shockwave Rider [Part 3 of 3] The Cornell Commission: Morris & The Worm This is the final part in a three part series on Robert T. Morris. The Cornell Commission: On Morris and the Worm SUMMARY OF FINDINGS Based on the evidence presented, the commission finds that: * Robert Tappan Morris, a first-year computer science graduate student at Cornell, created the worm and unleashed it on the Internet. * In the process of creating and unleashing the worm, Morris violated Computer Science Department policy on the use of departmental research computing facilities. Impact of the Worm * The performance of computers "infected" by the worm degraded substantially, unless remedial steps were taken. Eventually such infected computers would come to a halt. These symptoms were caused by uncontrollable replication of the worm clogging the computer's memory. The worm, however, did not modify or destroy any system or user files or data. * Based on anecdotal and other information, several thousand computers were infected by the worm. The commission has not systematically attempted to estimate the exact number infected. Many thousands more were affected in the sense that they had to be tested for infection and preventive measures applied even if the computers were not infected. It appears that the operation of most infected and potentially affected computers and of the research done on those computers was brought to a halt in order to apply remedial or preventive measures, all of which required the diversion of considerable staff time from more productive efforts. Mitigation Attempts * Morris made only minimal efforts to halt the worm once it had propagated, and did not inform any person in a position of responsibility as to the existence and content of the worm. Violation of Computer Abuse Policies * The Cornell Computer Science Department "Policy for the Use of the Research Computing Facility" prohibits "use of its computer facilities for browsing through private computer files, decrypting encrypted material, or obtaining unauthorized user privileges." All three aspects of this policy were violated by Morris. * Morris was apparently given a copy of this policy but it is not known whether he read it. Probably he did not attend the lecture during orientation when this policy was discussed, even though he was present on campus. Intent * Most probably Morris did not intend for the worm to destroy data or other files or to interfere with the normal functioning of any computers that were penetrated. * Most probably Morris intended for the worm to spread widely through host computers attached to the network in such a manner as to remain undiscovered. Morris took steps in designing the worm to hide it from potential discovery, and yet for it to continue to exist in the event it actually was discovered. It is not known whether he intended to announce the existence of the worm at some future date had it propagated according to this plan. * There is no direct evidence to suggest that Morris intended for the worm to replicate uncontrollably. However, given Morris' evident knowledge of systems and networks, he knew or clearly should have known that such a consequence was certain, given the design of the worm. As such, it appears that Morris failed to consider the most probable consequences of his actions. At the very least, such failure constitutes reckless disregard of those probable consequences. Security Attitudes and Knowledge * This appears to have been an uncharacteristic act for Morris to have committed, according to those who knew him well. In the past, particularly while an undergraduate at Harvard University, Morris appears to have been more concerned about protecting against abuse of computers rather than in violating computer security. * Harvard's policy on misuse of computer systems contained in the Harvard Student Handbook clearly prohibited actions of the type inherent to the creation and propagation of the worm. For this and other reasons, the commission believes that Morris knew that the acts he committed were regarded as wrongful acts by the professional community. * At least one of the security flaws exploited by the worm was previously known by a number of individuals, as was the methodology exploited by other flaws. Morris may have discovered the flaws independently. * Many members of the UNIX community are ambivalent about reporting security flaws in UNIX out of concern that knowledge of such flaws could be exploited before the flaws are fixed in all affected versions of UNIX. There is no clear security policy among UNIX developers, including in the commercial sector. Morris explored UNIX security issues in such an ambivalent atmosphere and received no clear guidance about reporting security flaws from his peers or mentors at Harvard or elsewhere. Technical Sophistication * Although the worm was technically sophisticated, its creation required dedication and perseverance rather than technical brilliance. The worm could have been created by many students, graduate or undergraduate, at Cornell or at other institutions, particularly if forearmed with knowledge of the security flaws exploited or of similar flaws. Cornell Involvement * There is no evidence that anyone from the Cornell community aided Morris or otherwise knew of the worm prior to its launch. Morris did inform one student earlier that he had discovered certain security weaknesses in UNIX. The first that anyone at Cornell learned that any member of the Cornell community might have been involved came at approximately 9:30 p.m. on November 4, 1988 when the Cornell News Service was contacted by the Washington Post. Ethical Considerations * Prevailing ethical beliefs of students towards acts of this kind vary considerably from admiration to tolerance to condemnation. The computer science profession as a whole seems far less tolerant, but the attitudes of the profession may not be well communicated to students. Community Sentiment * Sentiment among the computer science professional community appears to favor strong disciplinary measures for perpetrators of acts of this kind. Such disciplinary measures, however, should not be so stern as to damage permanently the perpetrator's career. University Policies on Computer Abuse * The policies and practices of the Cornell Computer Science Department regarding computer abuse and security are comparable with those of other computer science and many other academic departments around the nation. * Cornell has policies on computer abuse and security that apply to its central facilities, but not to departmental facilities. * In view of the pervasive use of computers throughout the campus, there is a need for university-wide policy on computer abuse. The commission recommends that the Provost establish a committee to develop such policy, and that such policy appear in all legislative and policy manuals that govern conduct by members of the Cornell community. * In view of the distributed nature of computing at Cornell, there is also a need for a university-wide committee to provide advice and appropriate standards on security matters to departmental computer and network facility managers. The commission recommends that the Vice President for Information Technologies be asked to establish such a committee. COMMISSION COMMENTS The commission believes that the acts committed in obtaining unauthorized passwords and in disseminating the worm on the national network were wrong and contrary to the standards of the computer science profession. They have little if any redeeming technical, social or other value. The act of propagating the worm was fundamentally a juvenile act that ignored the clear potential consequences. The act was selfish and inconsiderate of the obvious effect it would have on countless individuals who had to devote substantial time to cleaning up the effects of the worm, as well as on those whose research and other work was interrupted or delayed. Contrary to the impression given in many media reports, the commission does not regard this act as an heroic event that pointed up the weaknesses of operating systems. The fact that UNIX, in particular BSD UNIX, has many security flaws has been generally well known, as indeed are the potential dangers of viruses and worms in general. Although such security flaws may not be known to the public at large, their existence is accepted by those who make use of UNIX. It is no act of genius or heroism to exploit such weaknesses. A community of scholars should not have to build walls as high as the sky to protect a reasonable expectation of privacy, particularly when such walls will equally impede the free flow of information. Besides, attempting to build such walls is likely to be futile in a community of individuals possessed of all the knowledge and skills required to scale the highest barriers. There is a reasonable trust between scholars in the pursuit of knowledge, a trust upon which the users of the Internet have relied for many years. This policy of trust has yielded significant benefits to the computer science community and, through the contributions of that community, to the world at large. Violations of such a trust cannot be condoned. Even if there are unintended side benefits, which is arguable, there is a greater loss to the community as a whole. This was not a simple act of trespass analogous to wandering through someone's unlocked house without permission but with no intent to cause damage. A more apt analogy would be the driving of a golf cart on a rainy day through most houses in a neighborhood. The driver may have navigated carefully and broken no china, but it should have been obvious to the driver that the mud on the tires would soil the carpets and that the owners would later have to clean up the mess. Experiments of this kind should be carried out under controlled conditions in an isolated environment. Cornell Computer Science Department faculty would certainly have cooperated in properly establishing such an experiment had they been consulted beforehand. The commission suggests that media exaggerations of the value and technical sophistication of this kind of activity obscures the far more accomplished work of those students who complete their graduate studies without public fanfare; who make constructive contributions to computer science and the advancement of knowledge through their patiently constructed dissertations; and who subject their work to the close scrutiny and evaluation of their peers, and not to the interpretations of the popular press. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EFFECTIVELY IMPOSING POLITICAL WILL (a most modest proposal) By R. Perkins - Contributing Editor People call it by many names but the game that most all politicians play is nothing more than MOB PSYCHOLOGY. A basic fact known to any attentive observer of modern politics is that one of the most important qualities of a "good" politician is his or her's power to manipulate their constituency. This essay will attempt to prime other's on how to run hardcore mind games and psychological tricks on large groups of people. in hopes of gaining political power. Like thousands of other con men and professional politicians, you will learn how individuals can easily and effectively impose their will on others. First, it must be stressed that popular politicians all share a few important characteristics. There are terms for people who use their knowledge, charm and "intellect" to impose their wills on others. Professional and amateur psychologist often call these people "sociopaths." We have another term for these people. They are often called "leaders." This is such a frequent occurrence that it can't be ignored. All individuals who gain a certain amount power seem to go through some degree of psychological change. What person hasn't experienced an inflated ego or delusions of grandeur when he or she gained some social or psychological advantage over others? The modern "leader" is most often unconcerned with others beyond their usefulness to his or her's cause. Are you a leader? Next, you will find that dealing with modern political systems not only requires pathological behavior, it requires both modern knowledge and modern techniques. The biggest task a politician faces is getting elected. The smart politician always tries to get into a system which grants him the power to do as he or she pleases. Only through power and control can one sustain the type of political life wanted. The governments of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and modern America are great examples of systems which supported and are supporting the phenomenon known as "professional politicians". Just by electing people into office, the public unconsciously gives them the right to do as they please. Just by virtue of their positions, many politicians are given the freedom to operate them in the manner they see fit. After they are elected, there is almost no possible way to tag or control what they do. It is a guarantee that no matter how bad a president is in this modern era, someone can either cover it up or get him through his first term of office without the public being alerted to his incompetency. These control of the public's ability to reject or dissent against government policy is one of the trickier and subtler aspects of America's democratically elected government. Wait a second! One has to get elected before one can run free through the American political system. One must understand how mob psychology applies to the election system. Most governments, no matter how democratic or free they claim to be, have to maintain a certain amount of control over their population to stay in power. In America, this process is based on its much lauded but easily manipulated election system. By targeting groups and playing on these groups most obvious beliefs and ideals, politicians easily fool people into electing them into office. Archetypal images such as family, flag, and church are the most easy to play with. Racial politics are dirty but have been proven to be effective. Things like sexual preference and social beliefs are also good subjects to fiddle with. In the right areas of the country, appeals to certain religious beliefs can be good for your campaign image. These manipulative tricks work and have been working for years. The late Lee Atwater was a professional at this. He not only helped Ronald Reagan and George Bush win office, he made Micheal Dukakis look like one of the worst villains in history. He played on every fear and paranoia that Americans have: crime, race, war and patriotism. Liberalism was made synonymous with murderers, rapists and child molesters while conservatism was turned into the great white hope; the savior of all decent people. Names such as Willie Horton should be familiar. Flag factories, patriotism, and 1000 points of light are a few other obvious cons. North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms won his last senatorial race by playing on white people's fears of black people's social and economic advancement. Ronald Reagan won his two terms by blatantly playing to what was then rabid fears of world domination by the Soviet Union. He also attempted to create a false sense of moral superiority by playing on American fears of crime, "pornography", and other so-called "vices". To help you in your quest for the perfect campaign, here are a few rules and hints. EFFECTIVELY IMPOSING POLITICAL WILL (Rules and other shopping tips) 1. Whatever one does, do not do it shabbily or lazily. Operate in as professional a manner as possible. 2. Never directly attack your opponent. Attack them in subtle ways through ads on television, in newspapers and on modern telecommunications systems (i.e.; electronic bulletin boards). 3. Paint the public image of the opponent before they can do it themselves. Make them look how YOU want them to look. 4. Think big. The larger you think, they greater the possibilities. 5. Money can be a problem. Find others who will do work for you for free. Do you know a person into desktop publishing? Do you know someone with video equipment? Or can you do it yourself? Modern technology allows more work to get done with less people. Use computers to your advantage. They may be the emperor's new clothes but they will help you get lots of work done cheaply and quickly. 6. Never under estimate the public's willingness to believe you. It seems as if skepticism and critical thinking is a rarity among today's public. They seem to be willing to believe almost anything that the news media, politicians, and "leaders" tell them. 7. Look for angst and turmoil in your opponent's own faction. Play on their problems and promote schism within the organization. An opponent who becomes separated from his allies is much easier to beat. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following is an article by Jello Biafra, transcribed, with permission, from his magazine "No More Censorship" Hello Friends, I feel very frightened as the Reagan-Bush era sinks its teeth further into our daily lives. Even in my most paranoid moments I never thought it would come to this-the-all-too-mysterious death of Abbie Hoffman; the growing infiltration and influence of the religious right in federal , state and local governments; the Mein Kampf the Mini- series treatment of Oliver North; talk of sending drug suspects to hard-labor "boot-camps;" the media coddling and unwitting promotion of neo-nazi youth gangs; and the "zero tolerance" mentality of that ugly gift from the Ed Meese Pornography Commission, the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act. Works of literature or art out of favor with local censors can now be labeled "Child Porn". An arrest blitz is rumored to begin in August. Anyone who can afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting and appealing a case like this will wind up colliding with the Reagan-Bush Supreme Court, whose recent anti- civil rights rulings show an alarming nostalgia for the days of Gone With the Wind. In a sense, this is the real child abuse. As popular news outlets point to an alleged rise in teenage "devil worship", more and more police departments and even doctors are allowing themselves to be coerced by hate groups like the PMRC and Back In Control into depriving seriously troubled young people from the type of help they really need. In what may be their lowest cheap shot ever, Susan Baker and Tipper Gore took advantage of the vicious gang attack on a female jogger in New York City and tried to link the crime to rap and rock music in a May 29 Newsweek editorial. Given the choice of parental advice like this, play time "worship" of a cartoon character icon with horns can look like a pretty good deal. Tipper Gore's book, Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society contains a "How-To" guide in the back showing how local vigilante groups can harass and even destroy local radio stations, record stores and live music theaters they don't happen to like. Many people across the country have come up to me and said their local alternative radio stations were under attack from well-funded groups of "concerned citizens", usually Religious Right lieutenants. But fighting back can work. A repressive Child Protection Act- type law was passed by both houses of the Illinois state legislature and needed only the signature of a Republican Governor, James Thompson. But Governor Thompson vetoed the bill, thanks to an effective last-minute campaign by the Illinois Coalition Against Censorship. Using an often employed tactic of the Religious Right, the Coalition printed up postcards for interested voter to sign and mail to the governor expressing opposition to the bill. Many local branches of the civil liberties organizations could probably use you time and help in a more directly effective way than No More Censorship. "Liberal" or not, support them! We will try to keep you informed of continued developments. One need only look at China or Central America to see how important it is to fight to hang on to what we still have. Jello Biafra No More Censorship P.O. Box 11458 San Francisco, CA 94110 MORE ADVENTURES IN MENTAL MASTURBATION By the Rev. Scott Free, Co-Editor Howdy boys and girls, and welcome to issue #3 of our fine magazine...our readership is increasing and the response continues to be positive. The first thing I wanted to note since issue #2 It seems to me that if Bush was left to face our domestic disasters he may not win the 92 election as comfortably as he would like, so I speculate some type of military action early in 92 if not later this year...hopefully, I am just being paranoid, but I will keep my eyes open.... Also, I find the allegations that there might have been a conspiracy to delay the hostage release in Iran till after Reagan was elected to be somewhat disconcerting, and very viable. It seems to me that this country is getting a little more shady all the time...or that some of it's inherent shadiness is now becoming more apparent. As we watch our freedoms become more and more tenuous each day as a result of the secret police training exercises we so affectionately call "The War on Drugs", I begin to wonder where it will all end... To tell you the truth, I don't really know, but I do know this, It is the duty of all free thinking, free speaking Americans to keep the flame alive, to cry foul at the injustices we see being perpetrated around us. That is my soul help keep the dream of freedom alive. And I encourage all others of a like mind to do the same. Stand up, speak out and read a banned book while you still can. Rev. Scott Free Paranoia is not a crime, it's an art!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editor's Comments Issue 3 Is Out! I am very pleased to announce that this very magazine is now being actively distributed in the great country of Germany. News about the magazine that has developed since the last issue: We have pretty much decided that we will release the magazine as soon as we have the material printed up. Once a month does not seem to be fast enough for some readers. And we should have no problem accommodating them. Other than that, I really don't have much to say. Keep sending those articles in! I would personally like to welcome Rodney Perkins to the 'Staff'. He is an outstanding creator and his articles should appear here on a regular basis. Thanks to all the reader's who give us support. Pass it around to everyone. Make it spread like the plague. Make 'em eat 'The World View!' Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most... The Desert Fox, HEIC (HEIC-Head Editor In Charge)


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