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Ban On Anime
An email has been going around urging people to sign this petition:

To:  George Bush
Some people are signing against anime and are calling is to be a "perverse, evil, insiduous form of animation from the dark land of Japan, and is corrupting America's youth at unprecedented rates." Anime is NOT corrupting the youth of America, and since when has America become a country of Christians? Isn't there a SEPARATION of Church and State? Isn't this a ban on our Freedom of Speech? And Freedom of Press? What does anime have to do with brainwashing our youth?


Even though I'm not sure what 'signing against anime' is supposed to mean, I do know that there is no movement underfoot by any politician to ban anime. But it's worth scrolling through the messages left by the 4129 people who signed the petition. Some of them are quite amusing.
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Posted by The Curator on Sat Jan 29, 2005
Personally I love Anime....and I also happen to love God. I'm a Christian and I think anime is a valid form of media. It doesn't make sense to ban Anime...as it would just pave the way for the liberals to ban CHRISTIAN MEDIA!! Morons.
Posted by Ayanami Rei  in  California  on  Mon Apr 16, 2007  at  08:07 PM
I don't think I was more amused by any other thread in any other forum ever.

Just for this, I will register so that I can read some more of things like that. *wanders off to fill in the registration forms, unable to stop laughing all the while*
Posted by Neris  on  Fri Apr 20, 2007  at  11:51 AM
Anime isn't evil at all, it's a form of art and the idea to ban anime is ridiculous and to send people to jail for art is even worse.It violates our first anmendment!
Posted by Kristin Sisson  in  Pennsyvania  on  Sun Apr 22, 2007  at  12:46 AM
Anime can't be blamed for the destructive behavior of teens in America. In most cases, music and t.v. aren't even involved. And the way I just read how someone called it a "perverse evil from the dark land of Japan" makes me wander if people with this petition are doing it for youth or for drama.

There are many anime's out there and you'd be stupid to only look at two and blame the whole thing. Some anime's are not all that bad. And it's pointless to argue over two of them. STOP TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOM! US TEENS ARE HAVING ISSUES BECAUSE WE HAVE NO VOICE IN ANYTHING THAT INVOLES US, AND YOU TAKE AWAY ANYTHING THAT IS OK FOR US! And yes these comments are ammusing.
Posted by Candice  on  Thu Jun 07, 2007  at  02:40 AM
WHOA WHOA WHOA y attack the children of America this is just people's opinion, Bush is brain washing ya'll he's a lier and a thief and ya'll still love bush.WAKE UP HE IS A LIER HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT U OR THE TROOPS AND DEFINTLY BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!! I"M 14 and I know people who drew pictures of bush death and laugh at it cause it was funny to them. "Hey all ya'll bush lovers do ya'll still love bush now he's taking away ya'll anime. Well I think he realllly shouldn't do this there's gonna be a war if this happens all the troops are at iraq dieing n and japan is going to attack us and hopefully kill bush and that damn scarred dickface.Or japan is going to take away all their stuff that they made and so is china so tell that dumbass bush this and tell Dick chenny die in hell u fat bicth go fuck ur own dick fat bastard!!!!!!!!!!!wtf does that dude mean quite amusing to read these messages this shyt is serious people r gonna die over this shyt dumbass. They gonna put my ass in jail fuck anime haters I hope japan kills all of ya'll anime haters u don't have to hate it just say u don't like it god damn it!Bush is being a fuckin racist HE DOESN"T DESERVE TO LIVE PUT HIM IN SAW or something make him suffer!!!!!! I DARE THAT DICKHEAD TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TOO FOREVER HIDING LIKE SADAM!
Posted by nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  01:06 PM
Okay people. PULL YOUR FUCKING HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASSES FOR ATLEAST ONE MINUTE!!!!!
NOW LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY, BECAUSE EVERYTHING YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE TOLD IS COMPLETELY TRUE!
1)I agree that Bush is a dumbass and needs to be shot. HOWEVER!, he cannot ban Anime from America. It was not in the powers given to him by the constitution to censor the shows we can watch.
2)Bush can only strongly suggest that the more graphic Anime shows be moved to a later time when young children are less likely to be awake and watching TV. HE CANNOT TAKE IT AWAY!!!
3)Stop calling him a racist, prejudiced faggot. Please notice I spelled all three words correctly! Bush is from Texas, and he grew up a rich boy. He's just a stupid, ignorant, dumbass. He's not racist as if you paid any attantion to the news, you would now he vetoed the immigration bill. Also, he's not a faggot, because he's definitely against homosexuals and gay marriage.
ALTHOUGH IF YOU IDIOTS WOULD PICK UP A DICTIONARY EVERY NOW AND THEN, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT A FAGGOT IS A BUNDLE OF STICKS INSTEAD OF ANYTHING HUMAN RELATED!!!!!!!!!!

Well...I feel I have no possibly given you a little common sense, so I'm finishing this message up.

OH! One more important little note.......STOP BLAMING BUSH FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED HIM BACK INTO OFFICE IN 2004 AFTER 9/11 BECAUSE WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO! WE BELIEVED THE PROMISES HE GAVE ABOUT RESTORING ORDER AND KEEPING THE PEACE! WE ARE ALL AT FAULT FOR HAVING THIS MAN IN OFFICE, DO NOT ONLY BLAMES RICH WHITES.
AMERICA IS THE MELTING POT OF THE WORLD!WE TAKE SOMETHING FROM EACH NEW CULTURE JOINING US AND MIX IT IN. WE WILL NOT, HOWEVER, TAKE AN ENTIRE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE JUST FOR THE MEXICANS. LIKE OUR IRISH, GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, SCOTTISH, WELSH, DUTCH, AND OTHER LONG AGO IMMIGRANTS WE HAVE HAD TO WORK HARD TO ASSIMILATE TO THE AMERICAN WAYS. WE HAVE SPENT THE LAST 200+ YEARS CREATING OUR COUNTRY, AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE IT JUST FOR THE NEW IMMIGRANTS!
TO ANY IMMIGRANTS THAT FEEL THEY DON'T NEED TO LEARN OUR WAYS: LEARN TO SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE, LEARN TO LOVE OUR LAND, AND LEARN HOW TO PAY SOME FUCKING TAXES!
Posted by Miski  in  Kansas  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  01:32 PM
Um this dumb bicth who sent bush a email or letter doesn't know anything about anime not all anime is bad you dumb fuck! Some anime are meant for adults only!!!!!!!!! THIS DUMB ASS BICTH NEEDS TO GET A LIFE AND JUST IGNORE ANIME PLZ SOMEBODY KILL THIS BICTH OR I WILL. Just wait till it's on the news we will find out and kill this sneaky ass bicth
Posted by hey  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  01:52 PM
seriouslly USA is the dumbest but japan has anime and they are still smart and bright. So scientifically this sneaky rat who told bush about anime should be hang, and scientifically anime doesn't brainwash people's mind this dumb fuck doesn't even wacthes anime so how would this person know. All I can said this person is probably sitting in the corner wishing that he or she should had never done this because if a war happens over this shit that bicth is dead!
Posted by kill sender of that letter!  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  01:56 PM
All I can say is whoever send that letter we will find out who u are just wait till it's on the news people are going to track this person down, this person thinks he or she is really going to get away with it well think again, People r going to hunt u down for this u will regret for what u did. This person sounded pretty racist 100% to me this person is letting the whole world know that she or he is 100&#xra;cist to the Asians what a fool this person will be talked for a long time. Oh yea this person is just jealous because he or she knows japan is better than us well japan and china is going to stop shipping stuff the USA DID this person ever think about that a war can happen, did this person ever think about that? This person can get a killed a family member did that person ever think about that? For all we know it could be somebody anime who didin't become famous trying to get revenge and ban anime is that Y or is this just some geek playin a prank! I want answers now r they really going to ban anime will they actually put kids in jail for this could a 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,and on go to jail for this. When will this happen anime being ban plz respond to me on my email! There are lot's of anime that is not evil like this person some anime are meant for adults only so tell this peron to get a life!
Posted by Linda Whitfield  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  02:04 PM
PARENTS DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO BE IN JAIL OVER THIS THIS PERSON IS SAYING THAT IF YOUR CHILD IS CAUGHT WITH THIS THEY ARE GOING TO JAIL THAT IS GOING TO RUIN THEIR LIFE TO BECOME ANYTHING THEY WANT THEY WILL HAVE A CRIMANL RECORD!!!
Posted by Linda Whitfield  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  02:06 PM
If this was some joke somebody is going to get sui this person actually had somebody who was asian to move back to Japan because of this this person is gonna get sui some serious money, this is not a joke people take this stuff seriously, u can make somebody do suicide over this whoever made this so called joke is going to jail or if it is I ask my mom bush doesn't have the power to ban anime people r right on here somebody just got fuss at on here pretty badly some geek probably.
Posted by Linda Whitfield  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  06:59 PM
This is a fake website the words u have to put in the submit thingy are too common words and basic and u can see them clearly unlike real websites. You're just some lame geek who wants attention who haves no friends u need to get a life!
Posted by Linda Whitfield  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  07:05 PM
PEOPLE STOP FUSSING IT"S A PHONY HOAX BY SOME GEEK WHO WANTS ATTENTION AND HAVES NO FRIENDS Y ELSE WILL HE DO THIS? OR HIS ANIME DIDN"T BECOME FAMOUS SO HE WANTS TO BAN IT WHICH IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. OK WHO Ever put this up GET A LIFE AND SOME FRIENDS PEOPLE HAVE LIFES UNLIKE U SO FUCK OFF.
Posted by Linda Whitfield  in  USA  on  Tue Jun 12, 2007  at  07:24 PM
for all you people that don't belive that they are actually tring to ban anime... here's you d*mn proof: http://www.petitiononline.com/cutiepie/petition.html

they are, and I'm amd as heck. cool mad
Posted by Tia Marie  in  The confinements of my mind  on  Sun Jun 17, 2007  at  08:55 AM
Tia Marie, about fifty years ago or so there was a movement to ban naked animals. Granted it started as a hoax, but it existed. Guess how far it got. Even if someone wants to ban anime, THEY CAN'T! Fifty years from now this webpetition will be just a footnote on someone's term paper about the weird things that happened on the web.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sun Jun 17, 2007  at  05:05 PM
guys this will not work out. Just be happy tht most of anime is gone. Dude anime will never be illegal its against the first admendment and there for if that was to be broken. then may all of our rights be broken and we would not be america. this messege aint to offend ne body but plz think about this very hard and think about for 5 minutes
Posted by Anime luver  in  Unknown  on  Sun Jun 17, 2007  at  06:21 PM
If you are a parent or a decent human being, I urge you to sign this petition to ban all forms of anime in the United States. Anyone who is found in possesion of anime should be arrested and jailed for an exhorbant period of time. Anime is a dark scourge upon our beautiful nation, and we don't need this Japanese filth corrupting the hearts of the children.


This person is obviosuly being bais about Japan. Japan has been upholding honor to this day. Even the Japanese Mafia ( Yakuza Setoshi ) uses the bushido system. No, and i mean no one, can call america itself Beautiful. It has absurd abuse of drugs, which i believe to be a more troubling matter to kids then anime has on them. Japanese filth you say? how bout i say American filth, damn parent. Thas why they got jobs and successful life. if you got a myspace, ima flame the hell outta ya! XD
Posted by Erwin Roy Guevarra  in  Tennesse ( note i am japanese XD )  on  Mon Jun 18, 2007  at  12:25 PM
dude wtf is dark lands of japan mean? you hate em for producing anime? dude you shuld hate china and korea for abusing dogz dude you notin but a ****
Posted by duce  in  up your ass  on  Tue Jun 19, 2007  at  01:46 PM
angry ok just because your pissed off at our nation being founded on christian belifes doesnt mean you should deny it. and so who cares if japan started a war with us, ITS HISTORY AND WONT HAPPEN AGAIN. GET OVER YOUR SELVES.
Posted by amy  in  none ya  on  Thu Jul 05, 2007  at  12:20 PM
i hate laws

all laws do is make things more unpleasant

in fact this country would be better if we did not have 2 things

law

and

government

as for chatholic and christian religeons there are also responsible for corruption is the worlds as welll as the usa. all those damn light religeons do is say that everything we like and do is a sin. this is why i hate Jehovah and hate Christ all they do is mess sutff up. and of course everything to some degree is gods fault.
Posted by ryan  in  my house  on  Sun Aug 12, 2007  at  03:49 PM
I ain't gonna lie. I really hate anime. But that don't mean it needs to be banned. Even though I may not be one of those kids fighting for it, I know that there are a lot that will. Anime may not be my thing, but if you said that you were taking David Letterman off the air because of sexual jokes, don't you think that you would have a bit of anger? It's funny how today's society underestimates children's authority, isn't it?
Posted by Kaitlyn  in  everett, wa  on  Fri Aug 24, 2007  at  04:04 AM
I am 16 you are a bunch of crack heads. Anime in the boom.
Posted by John Ellison  in  wichita Ks  on  Wed Oct 10, 2007  at  10:16 AM
I'm Sorry, but how can this even happen? Anime is not perverted! Hentai and Yaoi and Yuri can be, but the thing is why BAN it? Truthfully, he parents who signed this should care more about their children. If they want to keep their children safe how about the RTFL! (read the fuckin' label)

Who here agrees with me!
Posted by Lee Hitsugaya  on  Wed Oct 24, 2007  at  02:34 PM
This petition will not be passed but if it was I would get some anime and sell it in front of an important building just to piss them off, I'm young enough that
Posted by Lisa  on  Sun Nov 18, 2007  at  05:03 PM
i hope this person dies
Posted by evan  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  01:14 AM
no i'm not joking i seriously hope this person dies and then desecrates their grave
Posted by evan  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  01:16 AM
Seriously, guys. If they ban anime, it just makes it all right to ban American shows that offend people. We're just the same. We have bad stuff too, like Playboy and naked pics of celebs and people all over the internet. I used to really like anime, but I kind of outgrew the phase a bit. I respect the Japanese culture, and sheesh, we can't freaking hate them for one thing. I respect everyone and everyone has a right to live and nobody should EVER be disrespected for anything. I respect all cultures, ethnicities, religions, etc. People in America can be really stupid. Just flat out stupid. People can be really stupid in other countries too. I wish the world could all just respect each other, but that's never going to happen. Why? Because people are stupid.
Posted by Katie  on  Sun Dec 02, 2007  at  01:00 PM
That is an outrage! Lots of Americans love anime!
But is George Bush forgetting that anime crazed people like us know how to draw anime!? We could easily make our own anime! ^-^ ANIME WILL LIVE ON!!!
Posted by Isabelle  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  04:07 AM
To add to my post,I'm not ashamed to say that anime is my life! George Bush obviously wants to take away peoples' lives!:mad: CAN'T WAIT FOR A NEW PRESIDENT!!!
Posted by Isabelle  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  04:10 AM
Isabell, you haven't thought this through. Consider the following: 1) There is no way the President, any President, can ban anime; 2) There is no evidence that G.W. Bush has even heard of this "proposed" ban; 3) There is no evidence that anyone is even considering this "proposed" ban; 4) An online petition is meaningless; 5) There is no evidence, even presuming the petition is valid, that the organizers have made any effort to forward the petition to any elected official; 6) Any elected official discounts all petitions, a point I made earlier in the thread, and would probably completely ignore an online one anyway.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Fri Jan 11, 2008  at  11:45 AM
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