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2-01-2012 @ 3:09PM
"I'm of the opinion that if you use the Internet, then you're going to be exposed to sentences that might offend you. Deal with that."I would take it one step further...if you live in the real world, then you're going to be exposed to ideas and actions that might offend you. Deal with that.As I said in the previous article on this topic, the world is not a nice place, no matter how much we might wish it to be, or rationalize that it should be. (The internet is merely a microcosm of this.) How far you will go in life, and what kinds of opportunities you will have presented to you are very much relevant to your ability to function and persevere in the face of what can be incredible ugliness. The role of censorship is to protect those who cannot, or do not wish to, deal with the realities of the world. It does have its place. But to try to enforce it on society at large is not only patently insulting, but also a fool's errand. You cannot change the ugly side of human nature.
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