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Censorship: Right or Wrong

  • Date Submitted: 03/18/2010 06:35 AM
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Censorship: Right or Wrong
Censorship in the world today makes absolutely no sense to me. Why should someone have the right to take away something that I find of use? Why is it right for entertainers such as Bob Dylan not being able to speak his mind through his music on national television (“Censorship: A Timeline” 10)? For instance, I want to go to the library and take out a book on abortion rights only to find out the library had censored all the books on abortion and would not have any in the future. Why is this allowed? When watching the movie Equilibrium, I didn’t like what I was seeing.   The way that the Librium people were treated was just wrong. The Librium society kept its people in check by using suppression, by enforcing mandatory drug use, and by implementing the fear factor.
To be suppressed in that way just would make me not want to even live any longer.
I could not imagine living in any worse conditions than the ones I saw in this movie (Equilibrium). To go out and have the ruling party tell me not to show any emotion is just heinous and cruel. The Librium people walked out of their doors each day and could not even say how the day was going to be because their government said no there will be none of that. To have children in that society also was hard to watch. You couldn’t even be a parent with normal activities that children usually do. They could not have pets or anything that might trigger some type of emotion.
      Mandatory drug use was the way of life for the Librium people. The Librium’s were made to get through the day by stopping their daily routine when the alarm sounded, take out their Prozium, and give themselves a shot in the neck so they could continue their days. Could you imagine this type of life? This Prozium shot did not just pertain to adults. Children were also required to do the same. This drug blocked all their senses of emotion, and for that matter it blocked their thinking so that they could not even believe there...


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