Recently read some posts regarding censorship of a specific category of speech pro and con. I originally thought that "the Graveyard" was for topics which were too much off topic and to offensive. But then one day one thread that seemed to raise some interesting points and in particular created an environment where ones could weigh how different MBII types differed in their views about a particular controversial subject/act (i.e. fellatio). It was started by a poster who seemed she was “against” or uncomfortable with women or herself (it was a little unclear what OPs intent was) doing it but majority of people (who posted) seemed to think it was OK under the right circumstances. Unfortunately for me and my quest for data it was not in the Graveyard it had simply been removed from the cit without any public notice.
At the same time I see people posting on topics the wrong forums or derailing topics on threads well off the subject and find that annoying. When these acts are addressed/ censored I tend to applaud it.
I also see some posters singled out wrongfully or rightfully, I don't know if is bullying or appropriate peer pressure/warning to others. I am relatively new here and don't want to make waves but I find the issue of freedom of speech/moderating content to be an interesting one. Particularly of interest is a prejudice/moral guideline on what type of content deserves higher priority than other types of content. Naturally in this forum the greatest priority to protect content is that of typography, yet learning typography like learning anthropology has the academic look into many other subjects psychology/sexuality/religion/popular culture/politics/ humor/ philosophy etc... their relationship to typography.
The purpose of this thread is not to talk about one type of censorship (sexual censorship) but rather censorship in general. If you would be so kind to identify your MBII type with your view (if not already self identified under your avatar it would be appreciated). I am from the United States and we tend to hold our freedom of speech very near and dear, yet I am open to here other dissenting opinions or views from other countries/cultures without judgment.
Here a wikipedia general definition of censorship and general rational of the censors in part.
“Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the government or media organizations as determined by a censor.”
The rationale for censorship is different for various types of information censored:
“Moral censorship is the removal of materials that are obscene or otherwise morally questionable. Pornography, for example, is often censored under this rationale, especially child pornography, which is censored in most jurisdictions in the world.
Military censorship is the process of keeping military intelligence and tactics confidential and away from the enemy. This is used to counter espionage, which is the process of gleaning military information. Very often, militaries will also attempt to suppress politically inconvenient information even if that information has no actual intelligence value.
Political censorship occurs when governments hold back information from their citizens. The logic is to exert control over the populace and prevent free expression that might foment rebellion.
Religious censorship is the means by which any material objectionable to a certain faith is removed. This often involves a dominant religion forcing limitations on less prevalent ones. Alternatively, one religion may shun the works of another when they believe the content is not appropriate for their faith.
Corporate censorship is the process by which editors in corporate media outlets intervene to halt the publishing of information that portrays their business or business partners in a negative light.”
What are your thoughts on censorship and how different MBII types view censorship?