Wednesday, May 17, 20061 comments
The Da Vinci Code movie is set to be released in the States this week. One of the issues floating around the Jordanian blogosphere is whether the movie should be banned from theaters in Jordan.
This issue and others have raised recent questions concerning censorship by the Powers That Be and whether anyone has the right to tell us what we can and can’t see or do. Does censoring certain “unhealthy” information actually make a difference in how people think or choose to act? Google says no. And who chooses what is deemed appropriate for mass consumption, and how?
We are at an age where the internet brings to light what was previously shadowed. The question therein begs to be asked, what past information has been held back/censored from the hoi polloi? What have we missed out on? What information has not been make available (or skewed, even) simply because it was deemed "inappropriate"? And once the blinders come off, how long will it take to effect change?