This is What Modern Book Burning Looks Like

The age of wrong-think is here.

When most of us think about censorship — or book burning as demonstrated in the top half of the picture — we imagine ruthless dictators scouring the countryside for political dissidents and tossing them into a gulag. We might also think about state-run media running the narrative as they do in authoritarian states like China, Iran, and North Korea.

Here in America, we do things a bit differently — apparently, we don’t need the strong hand of government to implement the censorship. Instead, as sites like YouTube regularly remind us, we do it ourselves.

Conservative commentators are routinely silenced or suspended by the platform. We saw this in the middle of March with comedian Steven Crowder being hit with a suspension over a satirical video on “gender non-conformity”, and earlier in the year with other content creators like Dennis Prager and Paul Joseph Watson seeing their videos being taken down for similar reasons.

Freedom of speech is the backbone not only of American life, but western values as a whole. The moment we allow our own sensibilities to overpower our ability to have difficult conversations is the moment classical liberalism dies forever.

~ Facts Not Memes


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