Monday Moaning: Silencing Censorship
Though can we do that? Censorship means something is not said or shown so it already is a form of silencing. Should we silence it even more and create more secrecy or is it the opposite and scream ou we want to hear and see more.
I said it two weeks ago in a very global way we are all guilty of it. (By the way, sorry for disparaging. It is not all okay as of yet but I am here today.) Keeping things to ourselves which is our good right. It is for that reason we see that most on facebook are always happy. They do not share crap or the shit that is happening.
Which in its own way is still funny. It shows we select who we tell our things to. I mean people love sharing the good stuff and smile. Show how good they are doing or how well their life is. Showing of the things they bought or where they went on holiday. In a way censoring what you share creates a look at me attitude and how well I am doing. It may create jealousy, envy and even resentment in a long run. We all know life isn’t all fun and games.
In real life we might share our troubles with a close friend. So only a select few may know. In my opinion it shows who you think are real friends.
So the simplest form of censorship is with our own surroundings where we select who gets to know what. Keeping the crap close to home since the whole world does not need to know.
I does raise a new question. What about the one you told it to? Does he or she need to keep it silent. Would you censor them by give them the rule of not telling it to anyone. Or would one just assume they keep it to themselves.
Censorship comes in many forms though the word is wrong in so many way. Things kept from others are usually secrets and some are in simple term not yours to tell. Though who has been given the right to make something a secret or wrong. With that last thing who has the right to make something right or wrong. Why do we even censor things when most of us are all capable humans who can distinguish right from wrong. Is it not a parents duty to explain things like that to their children. Do we not all have some kind of sense in that manner.
Not saying we are all right or wrong. We got taught by different means and different standards. Yet we are capable of making a choice to change that aspect. What may have been right in our eyes one time may sound absurd these days.
To make an example. There was a time it was considered okay to force children into labour and enslave blacks. Now we can stand by those old teachings or change our way of thinking and therefor change our way of living. And thus now we think of child labour as wrong. We also say enslaving a black person is wrong.
As time change so do our ways of thinking and assessments of what could be right or wrong. Still there are those who think they know better. Making that choice for you. Censoring things just because they said so or think that you are not capable.
But is it not true we do not want responsibility. Is it not true we rather do than think.
How come we want to be like the sheep where one leads and we just follow. True enough it is a form of uniform thinking and living. One would think it is peaceful as we all do exactly the same.
Still! Would you jump of a cliff if your leader did. It s considered a cult if that happens.
It is interesting to see that the thing we want, said peaceful living where we are all the same in life and mind, is considered wrong.
The reason being that so man are in a government each with their own vice. Something to have us complain about it is a mess.
Seeking a middle way of doing things. Censor the nipple slip of a lady. It is inappropriate, or so it is said. Are we that much of a prude. Would one not consider it a bit far fetched or extreme. Like all the beeps in a radio or tv show. Since they consider themselves as good examples they feel the need to. Not to mention the absurd items they sometimes talk about.
I remember a show where A Jerry Springer had the KKK visiting. Now why would one respectable TV channel put that on. Who is responsible wen kids see that and who teaches them right from wrong. Second if we do show things like that where people are free to say what they think and feel. How is it then that we forbid people from reading á book written by Hitler. Tv brings us so much information, not to mention the internet. The one has more censor on them than the other.
Who decides what is wrong or right. Do we need that kind of censor ship that is a bit crooked. Since one blacked out more than others. We can speak freely abut sex but ot do not show a nipple.
Do we have any idea where it will end or do we even think there will one day be single rule or law.
Personally I think we could never reach that status.
Just think about how I started we are all different with different teachings. And each of us have to decide what is right or wrong. What we can show or not.
Danger lies in those who know crap about someone else.
My life s turned up side down due to many different issues within the family. Yeah I am doing my best to find time for me and smile. It is here where one decides what can be told. Not wanting to censor myself but keeping the other people in mind knowing full well it is not my story to tell.
Finding a way to describe what is going on, one needs to make choices. Can I be truthful with you all without compromising their life. This censor is just a filter.
Lots have been happening and keeping me from being fully focused. My head is jumping left and right and sinning in circles faster than I can keep up. And te thigs that happened have taken over most of my thinking. It is for that reason I have been and will not be blogging a lot.
Two weeks ago My nan fell and broke her hip. After surgery all is okay, but the biggest question that keeps all of us busy is for how long. Being at the age of 87 I think it was it comes down to us to settle things and take care of housing and everything else that comes with it. Moving from one location to another is in some ways troublesome.
On top of that we have some family dispute that are going to be taken to court. It involves children and it keeps most of us on our toes. One false move and it will explode and most certainly the children will be the victims. Now more than that would be telling their story and it is not mine to tell. But it keeps me busy and worked up.
Now if you think this was it you are wrong. Closer to home I see things that bother me greatly and it scares me. To see how much a company has to say about a life and even children. Like they do not care if a father has to pick up his kids he needs to be at work period. Since I have the time t is I or my mom who will ick them up at school. But it is just something on top of everything else. Keeping you worked up and juggling time.
Last is my parents. Since my dad is in hospital I also took it upon myself to take care of my mom. She is running around like a maniac between her husband and mother and sometimes the children. We also took a bit scare form the hospital when a talk about whether or not to perform CPR again. It is like a bomb going off and the shock carried me to this day.
I am here today writing about why we still censor. We decide who or what to tell. But how true are we if we only show one side of ourselves, like on facebook? Are we keeping up a façade or are we simply lying to ourselves. I am feeing crap and I am happy that today I found my voice and saw people smile. You who write here as well.
Understand that not everything that is happening in our life is ours to tell, but we are wise enough to make a choice whether something is right or wrong. We have a responsibility to be responsible to others and respect their very own life they are living. Yet we like to give that away faster than a speeding bullet. And have other decide what is best for us and others.
Hating to be looked down upon we have those who filter our world creating a world they want to see. And here we are, afraid to take responsibility for our actions and change the way we like to see the world.
Even if we do not see eye to eye on things, it does not mean I cannot respect your choices though would one respect mine?
A discussion that can go on for hours and might never silence censorship, but it is a start.
Ps. On a side note, I am looking to see if I may want to set up my blog somewhere else. It might be my own fault but being censored is not what I had in mind. Rest assured I will think it through thoroughly and be sure to let all of you know if I will be moving elsewhere.