Censorship. Never good.

“The vitriol and closed-mindedness of the Web response to the Rolling Stone cover, before anyone had the chance to read the article itself, is an example of two of the ugly public outcomes of terrorism: hostility toward free expression, and to the collection and examination of factual evidence; and a kind of culture-wide self-censorship encouraged by tragedy, in which certain responses are deemed correct and anything else is dismissed as tasteless or out of bounds. The victims of the Boston Marathon bombing deserve our attention, and will continue to teach us about perseverance and the best parts of our common nature. But the dark stories of the bombing need to be told, too. And we need to hear them”

My thoughts exactly.  When has censorship been an effective solution to any problem? 

Full article:  http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/07/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-rolling-stone-cover-controversy.html

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If we can understand why these young men did this we may stop this happening again in the future… What is happening in our society that these and other atrocities are perpetuated by young men? What Rolling Stone wanted was to start a dialogue not put a lid on it and pretend society does not have a problem.. In saying this my heart goes out to all the victims of the Boston Massacre..

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