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Censoring books is ruining the world.
Posted 12/10/07

Michi_Michi wrote:

My favorite book is "The Giver" by Lois Lowry (I think). The world is supposedly a "Utopia" but, in actualliy, Color, emotions are gone. People "chose" their wives and children are not theirs. When twins are born, the lighter one is killed, and the person who kills the baby has no clue what he is doing. There is no music or fun or entertainment. But, along with this the memories of war and other misfortunes are gone, along with the memories of friends and love and such. Snow, summer and such are gone. Your job is chosen by the "elders". Everyone rides bikes. And you do not get a bike untill you are 8 I belive.

If we keep sheltering and censoring our books/TV's and such this will probobly be what the future world will become.

And "The Giver" was a banned/challenged book too.

oh god not the giver the horror!!!!! The whole 7th grade student body had to read it 2yrs ago. God it bore me to death. Then we had to go on a fucking field trip t see the goddamn play. Worst 2 and a half hrs of my life. Anyways to get back on topic they should ban censorship kids will learn from the internet and tv anyways. whats the big deal?

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Niger is the Latin word for black, if anyone's interested...I assume that's where the word nigger is derived. Niggard means stingy last i checked to HokiePokie. Um, sometimes the 1st amendment can be overridden by freedom of religion etc...many argue against any books in school that teach it's okay to be homosexual, since it's against their religious beliefs and it doesn't let them raise their children like they want to. There are other arguments and instances similar to this... To those who say racism/sexism etc isn't a big deal, I have to assume you're a white heterosexual male...
Posted 12/11/07

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Well, what do you know? Cencorship is the act of blocking material so that it can't be seen. To censor is to hide the ugly side of things. If you shield children from books like Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn because of the use of the "n word", children won't know how to deal with it when confronted with it. Censorship is also technically illegal in the US so the boards of education censoring books are commiting a crime against the first amemdment.

Today, I'm here to say that it is technically illegal to censor, or make it so schools do not read x y or z due to some mild content, books for children. Why do we censor? What do we hope to accomplish by removing great books from booklists? Harry Potter was removed. That is rediculous. By not exposing kids to some gruffer material, we create the illusion that the world is happy and pretty when it's really not. That does not prepare kids for life.

Also, some of the stuff they're putting on banned-book lists is completely mild or irrelevant. What is so offensive? Another reason why censoring is up now-a-days is probably because society is too damn sensitive. If the rest of society were't so damn sensitive to things: No child would be spoiled (By way of a parent being justifiably tough on their kid), kids would be able to handle racism, sexism, ageism better. More and more am I seeing kids spoiled as hell. This has got to stop as well. My point is, censorship blinds people.

Censorship can only cause problems. Do us all a favor, grow some balls, take it like a man and explain to your kids the gruffer sides of life. That's what parents are for: They aren't here for babying every second of the way, they aren't here for covering our eyes when something bad happens. They are here to prepare us for life and explaining things. Parents should be up in arms against censoring, but contemporary society has ruined any chance of that.

My solution is simple: Instead of blocking out the gruffer themes and books, have teachers talk about and explain such things to children, who cannot comprehend. Once they understand, society moves forward again. And then we're all mildly happy until another problem comes about. What does everyone else think?


this is why japan is smarter than us, they don't censor alot or anything really. What's the point of hiding it? it's better to show and explain earlier so they don't screw up like people think they will. In fact this is just making it worse for every1 and what's the point of banning books. Parents want us to read but not the books we want to read. So hypicritical.....

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Japan censors fucking Pusstanks and Twiggles in PORN

But anyway, it dosnt matter what anyone really says, we can bitch and bitch and keep saying "it should be up to the parents." But shit aint gonna go down, the USA have been pumped full of false propaganda and bitzed out materila for...well CENTURIES. Even if there WAS a vote to destroy censorship i serioulsy doubt it would be passed. America is scared, and always well be.
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Well, who better knows the effect of subtle censorship other than the citizens of Singapore.lmao. Want to know why? quote me and i will reply you.
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Posted 12/11/07

daronta wrote:


skygod333 wrote:

Well, what do you know? Cencorship is the act of blocking material so that it can't be seen. To censor is to hide the ugly side of things. If you shield children from books like Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn because of the use of the "n word", children won't know how to deal with it when confronted with it. Censorship is also technically illegal in the US so the boards of education censoring books are commiting a crime against the first amemdment.

Today, I'm here to say that it is technically illegal to censor, or make it so schools do not read x y or z due to some mild content, books for children. Why do we censor? What do we hope to accomplish by removing great books from booklists? Harry Potter was removed. That is rediculous. By not exposing kids to some gruffer material, we create the illusion that the world is happy and pretty when it's really not. That does not prepare kids for life.

Also, some of the stuff they're putting on banned-book lists is completely mild or irrelevant. What is so offensive? Another reason why censoring is up now-a-days is probably because society is too damn sensitive. If the rest of society were't so damn sensitive to things: No child would be spoiled (By way of a parent being justifiably tough on their kid), kids would be able to handle racism, sexism, ageism better. More and more am I seeing kids spoiled as hell. This has got to stop as well. My point is, censorship blinds people.

Censorship can only cause problems. Do us all a favor, grow some balls, take it like a man and explain to your kids the gruffer sides of life. That's what parents are for: They aren't here for babying every second of the way, they aren't here for covering our eyes when something bad happens. They are here to prepare us for life and explaining things. Parents should be up in arms against censoring, but contemporary society has ruined any chance of that.

My solution is simple: Instead of blocking out the gruffer themes and books, have teachers talk about and explain such things to children, who cannot comprehend. Once they understand, society moves forward again. And then we're all mildly happy until another problem comes about. What does everyone else think?


this is why japan is smarter than us, they don't censor alot or anything really. What's the point of hiding it? it's better to show and explain earlier so they don't screw up like people think they will. In fact this is just making it worse for every1 and what's the point of banning books. Parents want us to read but not the books we want to read. So hypicritical.....



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I think censoring is just fine. As long as it targets the kids from ages 1-8 years old. Kids that small should be kept in the dark until they're 9 or 10 and are mature enough to handle such things.


Anyway, O.P has nuked. If anyone would like to recreate this thread they're more than welcome to.


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