|and on censorship|
and on censorship
Nov. 17th, 2004 @ 03:39 pm
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.
--George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
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censorship is an issue that i struggle with.
obviously, i think we should be able to read/watch/know everything.
where it becomes an issue for me is with kids. i dont think kids should be able to order a book from amazon.com about how to make bombs or something. but then... if you start putting restrictions on something, especially government placed restrictions, things can go too far.
i'm not sure if that made any sense at all... but like i said, i struggle with it.
yeah well, i'm not a big fan of censorship myself. you're right though, kids shouldn't be buying books about how to make bombs on the internet. but i think that responsibility belongs more the parents than to the government. 'course, i know you can't monitor everything your child does, but maybe if kids watched less TV and maybe if parents actually spent time PARENTING their kids...they wouldn't be buying books like that. i dunno, just a thought.
i'm so excited... i'm not really sure why though since i know for sure i wont get to see it today, haha.
go see and tell me how wonderful he is!
story: my cousins' teenage boys are into video games and she is appalled by the violence in some of them, namely 'grand theft auto'. she says the government should 'ban' such garbage. i agreed that game is violent, along with TV, movies, etc. I said "its not the governments responsiblity to raise your children. if you dont want them playing violent games, then dont buy them and if your disgusted with violence on tv, then turn it off. it is not the governments responsiblitly to censure these things, its yours."
agreed. i think it's ridiculous that parents have the mindset that violent tv and videogames are the root of child/adolescent violence. i think if you parent well first, then things of a violent nature wont have an affect on your kids.
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