Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Defending Their Rights To Pollute

Abercrombie & Fitch continue to stretch the limits of their rights verses the rights of communities to maintain some level of decency for their citizens. The latest flap is over posters confiscated by police because they violated the city's laws. You can read more about it here http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,328227,00.html.

The posters show one young man with his pants half way down his buttocks and a woman with most of her breast showing. Abercrombie defends their right to display the posters, but what are really saying? They are saying that they have the right to pollute our society with their filth. Young children see these images and others in the public space and at home and are affected by it. That is why we have children performing sex in elementary schools. The only people who can't smell the sewage treatment plant are the people who live near it. We are numb to the harmful effects of it and like a person slowly freezing to death we don't feel it. We should rally against this like we would rally against some company that wanted the right to pollute our environment.

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