Self-Censorship

Said With An Eye

Censorship exists in many forms, one of which happens to be self-censorship, or reviewing ones self for objectionable or unacceptable material and suppressing it, which in turn is worse than censorship by others. What we artists, writers and average citizens tend to do quite often is self-censor, for fear of being censored or ostracized by the standing social, political or even cultural institutions we’ve set up in society.

Although some may disagree with my views and interpretation of self-censorship, I believe that it’s still one of the biggest obstacles that holds one back from freely expressing ones self, and illiciting the change one wishes to see happen. It is what some would call playing it safe and going along with the status quo.

What we fail to realize is that when we hold back on expressing our opinions we might also be suppressing an idea or thought that could possibly…

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2 thoughts on “Self-Censorship

  1. tubularsock

    Tubularsock doesn’t really think in these terms. If the goal is to make an impact then how else is one going to do it than become popular with their ideas? For Tubularsock having the FBI knocking on the door would tell him he’s getting attention! That is far off if ever but Tubularsock can hope!

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