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Baby Face Nelson

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When will the Supreme Court rule on whether showing pictures of infants constitutes free speech? And when will they rule that "sounds like a plan," "we're on the same page," don't fall under Oliver Wendell Holmes ruling in Schenck about "falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic?" "Don't litter, " "No Expectorating." Well, "thank you for sharing, but keep 'em to yourself." They're all nauseatingly the same and a reminder that birth and death however joyous and mysterious have something in common with ingestion and regurgitation. What comes in must come out and little agglomerations of cells all neatly spiked with DNA are the result in many cases of sexual congress. What's the big deal? What's worse is that the baby picture producers are spiking your computer with malware which allows other baby photo makers to ply you with mountains of monotonous looking cherubs who could turn into tomorrow's Hitlers or Gaddafis. And what about original sin? The next time you hear some epigone ranting at the UN remember that he was once an adorable little child whose parents and grandparents probably carried pictures of him in their wallets. We shall bury you with baby pictures is what a whole new generation of baby boomer grandparents are saying. Not yet, nyet!

{This was originally posted to The Screaming pope, Francis Levy's blog of rants and reactions to contemporary politics, art and culture}