Great literature, philosophy, and religion are forbidden because if the government can stifle the public’s curiosity, then the government’s hold on the people will remain intact. Certain genres of literature, differing religions, and philosopher’s theories have the ability to disturb the peaceful illusion of happiness that has settled over the city. This false sense of happiness keeps the public from attempting to question the government. Beatty, for example, tells
The hostility of society has made people not speak up when they see something wrong. Society limits so many things that a person could ask the question: How do societal norms limit individuals and the power of words? Societal norms can cause individuals to not speak up when they see something wrong, therefore limiting the power of words and limiting the individual themselves. Individuals may keep quiet because they are frightened of what the consequences may be, of what society says, and because
Factors, such as our abuse of phones, the internet, and television, indicate so. These forms of communication often obstruct the most meaningful type of interaction—face-to-face. Furthermore, some engage in frenetic activities in search of a sense of belonging, connectedness, and fulfillment. There seems to be a lack of middle ground between disconnectedness and unruly behavior. Lastly, we devalue elders and their wisdom by refusing to hear what they have to say, just as the people of Fahrenheit 451 ridiculed and criticized those who were knowledgeable about the world before the “purge” and refused to have a blind pulled over their eyes.
Also, it prevents specific information from getting out to particular people that should not be getting it. Censorship works to limit and restrict certain things from certain people, which could be harmful to them or just inappropriate and they should not be looking, reading or writing that kind of stuff. Like for example, the WWI soldier letters were not allowed to send anything they wanted in their letters, since others could get a hold of them and use the information in them against them, like getting their location to attack. “Forbidden information included references to locations, numbers of troops, criticism of superiors and even the weather which might indicate the state of the trenches.” (Letter — P. 6 Line 3). Their letters were checked by upper-class men, who censored any detail that they thought could be harmful to themselves, and their army to make sure that
Some people may say that Malcolm X is incorrect because it is your choice to read/watch the news. For example, if someone is reading an article and they don’t like what they are reading, they can simply put the article down and never be compelled to see it again. However, the opposing side regarding Malcolm X’s quote is inaccurate, because the citizens are obliged to know what’s going on in the world, so they have no choice but to read the article eventually. People rely on the news to tell them what’s going on, and if the news are dishonest, the citizens who read the news are are misinformed. This is supported by the quote saying “If you don 't read the newspaper, you 're uninformed.
Some may argue that the government should be strictly respected because they provide and protect our basic freedoms and needs. Others may disagree and state that it is appropriate to not only rebel, but overthrow the government no matter the condition due to a lack of trust and a sense of individuality that these defiant citizens feel they possess and must preserve. I feel that these two views are too extreme and that there is no sense in having too much or too little trust in the government. People should be cautious, and should not act unless there is a sense of intense corruption within the government which can be reversed through peaceful actions, brought on by voicing an opinion, even if it is not deemed valuable by the
However, just like how John Proctor failed to persuade the judges of the court and the people of Salem, LGB people are demonized for their beliefs and are almost hopeless in being accepted and valued. Nonheterosexuality should be “stud[ied] without fear”, but because of “political restraint” (What), room for understanding and accepting in the media is lost. While Salem, conquered by Puritan beliefs and traditions cannot accept those who deviate from the norm, today’s society cannot accept or understand LGB people, and therefore LGB
Noninterventionists also disapprove of the labels that agencies and society gives the offender. These labels will follow them throughout their lives, making it hard for them to get jobs, make friends, and to go back to their normal life within their community. Many efforts have been asserted towards putting limitations on the government’s ability to govern citizens’ lives. For example, the noninterventionists have asked for decriminalization, which reduces the punishment for a criminal’s wrong doings without necessarily legalizing it. Another thing that they have requested was to deinstitutionalize, or in other words discharge non-violent first time offenders.
Many sports organisations do not have adequate mechanisms in place to help protect frightened athletes and to exclude harassers and abusers. . It is not true when some people think that if the victim did not resist it does not count as abuse. This thought totally wrong and hurtful because it will makes the victims difficult to speak out and more likely to blame themselves. The examples of sexual abuse are rough sexual activity, rape and forcible sodomy either oral or anal sex.