Thoughts on Censorship

milsurpwriter

Who controls the past now controls the future

Who controls the present now controls the past

Who controls the past now controls the future

Who controls the present now?

Rage Against the Machine, “Testify”

My routine finds me watching far more videos on YouTube than I care to readily admit. Whether these videos create a moment of inspiration where I later draw my own parallels between music lyrics and political influence, provide insight into everyday physics puzzles, or flesh out stories which have held my interest for decades, YouTube is often an easy distraction and digital hole in which one can easily lose hours.

Over the last few weeks, the idea of censorship and social
media has been a recurring theme. The demonetization of videos, banning of
controversial individuals, or the subtle/overt manipulation of opinion have
proven to be points of interest enough that my time has been divided between

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