Censorship in a modern world

I once heard it said that rules are meant only to replace what we instinctively know any ways.  I like the quote from K-Pax:

Dr. Mark Powell: How do you know right from wrong?

Prot: Every being in the universe knows right from wrong, Mark.

So when the Government steps in and then proceed to tell you what is right and wrong, how should you feel?  Do you really need a law to tell you that killing someone just because you are angry is wrong?  And yet countries sanction such things under the pretenses of ‘protection’ or other irrational things.  But this is getting a little off topic.

Let’s go back to “Should you be told what is acceptable and what is not?”.  Do you really need some regulating agency to tell you that a 5-year-old watching porn is bad?  Are you so limited in your capacity to think that you need an organization to structure your life so that you never see things that someone else finds disgraceful?

South Korea is a fairly modern society in many ways and yet they cling to out-dated beliefs and fall ‘in line’ with other controlling forms of regulation that are arbitrarily based and purely on the whim of being popular/keeping power.

Korea’s K-pop stars have to dance around… the censors

a song can suddenly be found too “sexist,” ‘political,” “anti-government” or “pro-North Korean” by any government body, according to its own logic. Even songs that have been played for decades sometimes run afoul of the authorities.

So, how you liking that freedom of speech eh?  Doesn’t exist here.  I’ve mostly kept this blog balanced and only really quoted things written elsewhere, so I am not in any kind of danger of being censored or deported.  Still, I’ll be critical of ANYONE/Country that believes they have a right to tell me what to think and believe.

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Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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