To censor, or not to censor, that is the question

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Censorship is usually a hit or a miss. It can be used to, fairly, block people from seeing or hearing something they don’t want to hear, such as nudity, or swearing in movies and TV. But it can also be used to unfairly block people from seeing or hearing something they don’t want to hear, like, maybe taking a movie out of theaters, or, say, taking an entire article off a website because they say something you don’t agree with.

I feel like it is completely unfair to take something down, for one little thing you didn’t agree with within it. It is 100% unreasonable to get rid of the entire thing, when you could address what you don’t like within it. Sure people may say stuff that you don’t agree with, but that’s part of life, having to listen to people say things you don’t believe in, so you’re eventually going to have to learn to live with it, or in the future, you’re going to turn into one of those people who is constantly trying to censor people for having opinions.

You know what the beauty of the internet is? I am positive there are quite a few things on the internet w people say that you don’t agree with, and you just don’t have to listen to them. It’s as simple as that. If you see something that someone says that you don’t agree with, you can go to a different page, or you can scroll down farther into the comments, or you could even, get this, type up a well thought out response telling the person why you don’t agree with them. I know right, insane isn’t it? There are ways of not hearing things that you don’t hear, other than completely censoring people

I get it, ok, sometimes, there’s a piece of media, and it’s completely vile, and it’s terrible, and you never want to see it again in your entire life. But unless that’s the case, there is no need to completely censor it, and even sometimes when that is the case, it’s can still completely unnecessary.

Another thing I wanted to talk about, is something that, when I usually hear people talk about, I disagree with them. But in this case I feel like it applies. I feel like the majority of people these days can’t handle hearing any adversarial opinions. It’s like even the slightest hint of an opposite stance on something they feel strongly about, means the person who is just, sharing their opinion with them, is a terrible person. It was like what was going on back during the elections, mind you, I’m no Donald Trump supporter, but if you showed that you were a Donald Trump supporter, you were seen as one of the worst things to roam this planet, ever. And sometimes, people would vandalize your property for having a sign supporting him.

In conclusion, if you think that censorship is the answer for reading, seeing, or listening to, something you don’t like, it is long overdue that you re-evaluate your opinion on the matter.