Censorship

"The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundations of ethical individualism and of a social and political life."  At the core of ethical individualism and building a free society is freedom of thought and expression. Today alternative views and “offensive” speech is being restricted or completely censored. This is an attack on the broad-mindedness necessary to reach truth.

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions.” Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Censorship Of Alternative Views
A few giant internet companies are controlling our access to knowledge and have become the ministry of truth. Their intention is to give us one social, political, and scientific truth, while alternative views such as alternative medicine and spiritual science will be censored.

Censorship Of "Offensive" Speech
Today speech that is considered by some to be “hateful” or “offensive” is being repressed. Politically incorrect views or views that offend others are no longer tolerated. The best response to bad speech is not censorship, but more speech.

To reach truth broad-mindedness is necessary because 12 different worldviews are possible for the human mind.

Christopher Hitchens states below that no matter how outrageous or appalling the view, we will still benefit from hearing it.

Censorship On YouTube
 The Jewish Anti-Defamation League has been given the power of censorship on YouTube. This has resulted in the censorship of many videos critical of Israel.

A video expressing Philosophy Of Freedom principles is being censored on YouTube by restricting its viewership because it mentions the Palestinian's Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that opposes apartheid and Israel's human rights violations. (see video below)

© Tom Last 2017