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Jan 14 2011

Movie Friday: Protect Yourself with Censorship

While Wednesday’s article wasn’t really about free speech, it did touch on an important aspect of it – the idea that censorship can protect us against ideas we don’t like to hear. After all, the reason for censoring Huckleberry Finn is, at least in part, to shield people from having to hear words that make them uncomfortable. I’ve laid out my stance on censorship quite vociferously before, but suffice it to say I am firmly against it, even when it is done to accomplish goals that I would otherwise applaud.

But since it’s movie Friday, I thought I’d let you enjoy a much more light-hearted response to the idea of censorship:

There is a whole series of these, each of which is quite hilarious. I also like the way the author responds to comments on the videos in character. While there are some great ones to choose from, this one tickled me in a way that I usually have to pay extra for:

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1 comment

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    Katherine

    In a sequel to your post about the n-word that also happens to be relevant to this one, my dad shared another (even more awesome) comic that goes after the last one I linked:

    http://www.gocomics.com/thenewadventuresofqueenvictoria/2011/01/13/

    I think you’ll appreciate the punchline. ;-)

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