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Censorship of Art

& Policing of Language, Thought and Expression

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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 24-Sep-2018 17:57 Message #4725921
If you have an interest in the raging PC vs. Free Speech culture wars, then you might be interested in this conversation between the wonderful (I'm putting my cards on the table LOL) Lionel Shriver and Spiked journalist Brendon O'Neill.

Link to follow.
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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 24-Sep-2018 17:59 Message #4725922
Link to Spiked podcast Lionel Shriver interview.

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/everyone-on-earth-is-part-of-my-world.-they-belong-to-me/21818#.W6kXmflRfDA
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TheSarcasticOne  Male  Essex 24-Sep-2018 23:17 Message #4725953
Censorship is one of the best ways of pushing prices up.

Before you can censor art, someone needs to know if it is supposed to be a work of art or just some rubbish.
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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 25-Sep-2018 10:23 Message #4725963
Did you arrive at your conclusions as a result of watching the Lionel Shriver interview, or did you forego that part and just jump straight in?
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TheSarcasticOne  Male  Essex 28-Sep-2018 04:05 Message #4726074
I just jumped in, have been involved in this discussion for 28 years or so now.

Having been in and around publications of many sorts in several capacities I have had to learn and interpret the differences.

This is one of those areas that has unintended consequences no matter what happens.
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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 28-Sep-2018 11:00 Message #4726081
So what do you make of Lionel Shrivers arguments?
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TheSarcasticOne  Male  Essex 28-Sep-2018 23:47 Message #4726112
Too many chickens and sheep.

She has her views and comments but like most people she is very careful not to upset people.

I would rather be stuck in the 70/80's when things were much simpler.

Pandering to minority groups helps no one and positive discrimination in any form is still discrimination.
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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 30-Sep-2018 12:36 Message #4726194
You last line sounds entirely in agreement with what Lionel Shriver says in the interview in question (and others).

I'm unclear about the rest.
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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 4-Oct-2018 12:02 Message #4726401
The erasure of art and the re-writing of history. Judi Dench clashes with the #Metoo fanatics.

Go Judi!
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Timmee  Male  Hampshire 4-Oct-2018 12:13 Message #4726402
Link for the above post.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/10/04/judi-dench-is-right/

[Very brief note for curious/furious MSE'ers unable to follow URL links]

Article (from libertairan online magazine Spiked) discussing speech make by Judi Dench in which she condemns the re-shooting of the film 'All The Money In The World' in order to remove scenes featuring actor Kevin Spacey.


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