Reverse censorship – The worst kind!

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Most people are very active on fighting censorship. We do not like others to tell us what to say. And this is correct! Censorship is a medieval way of handling things. But most of the times we are so keen on banning censorship that we go to the other extreme: imposing our views even on people who do not agree with them. Imposing “non-censorship” can be a censorship on its own, if the person upon which the “non-censorship” is imposed actually WANTS to NOT talk about something or against it!

Two characteristic examples:

  • After seeing the graphic image of a homosexual act, Apple comic book app Comixology chose to ban the sale of this issue of the comic book Saga from iPhones and iPads. The controversial panel features a robot guy whose head is a TV screen and on that TV screen there is a drawing of gay sex. But since Apple isn’t usually in the habit of banning graphic violence or sexual material in its media, this definitely has raised more than a few eyebrows- and questions of homophobia! [1]
  • A New York state teacher is facing disciplinary action for assigning students to argue Jews were to blame for the problems of Nazi Germany. The Albany High School teacher asked students to assume they were convincing a Nazi official of their loyalty. A third of the students refused to complete the English class assignment. The school system’s superintendent says she believed that the teacher bore no ill intent but that the assignment should have been worded differently. [2]

In the era of “non censorship” you cannot hold any views against homosexuals or against Jews… You are “free” to think and write anything we want!

I dream of a world free. A world free of “freedom”…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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