By Rowan Henderson
April 2, 2007
This is in reference to Diana
Dave Lieben had every right to post his opinions on my website,
and to express himself to the teenagers AND adults of Ketchikan.
The way Diana Chadhary mentioned the whole thing basically put
it in terms that "teenagers are stupid" or "teenager's
can't have their own opinion."
Obviously Dave Lieben has been shut up for a long time and hasn't
been allowed to tell people his view point on things for a long
time, which is basically what I get from how long his article
Let me just clear things up. On Ketchikan Underground I have
seen articles, opinions, debates, viewpoints, and actions far
more mature than any adult I have ever met.
Diana states, "I believe that parents should know what is
being said to their children on this website and should form
their own opinions as to the motives of the School Board President
in posting the article below on a website run by our teens."
Ok so, Diana believes that parents shouldn't let their kids know
the truth. Parent's shouldn't let their teenagers hear the true
points of topics, true reasons for things being done. Basically,
we should continue to be lied to by our parents and by the elders.
THIS is why Ketchikan Underground is up. For us to talk about
the truth, and express ourselves freely in ways we aren't allowed
to in places such as school and obviously under the watchful
eyes of adults. This is why the website was created, and no parents
are going to tell their kids what they can and cannot read. I'm
sorry Diana, but this is not 1950 when there was no Internet
or quick access to news and opinions. Ketchikan Underground is
run by teens, but not only for teens. We have many very active
and helpful adults on the website, including our very own teachers
post their opinions. Aren't they adults too? Should we not listen
to our teachers because they'll be expressing themselves in ways
that maybe teenagers shouldn't hear?
Well, what can I do to say anything, I'm a teenager, and I'm
not allowed to hear the truth, but that will not stop me or the
website from continuing what it does. If anything, you just gave
Ketchikan Underground free advertising, so thank you for that.
Rowan Henderson a.k.a Catalyst
Received April 02, 2007 - Published April 02, 2007
About: "I am the owner
of Ketchikan Underground (www.ketchikanunderground.com).
I've liven in Ketchikan all my life, blah blah blah."
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