Posted by Keith on September 27, 1998 at 16:33:46:
This is a message about the topic metioned in another series, but I decided to post it up here. Indira started to talk about censorship, and I have a strong opinion on this topic.
I think that there are some things that need to be censored. But I do not like that word "censor" What I am really tring to say is that, I believe that some things should be kept secret from the majority of the people. A perfect example is how to make nuclear weapons. That is something that everyone should not know.
With that said, the smaller things in this world, I believe, should be censored from the younger audience. For example, extreme violence on TV and in the movies should be censored to a point. At a certain age however, this censorship should be taken off and we should let that person decide if he/she wants to watch (for example) violence on TV.
Some may say that, in the violence case, violence is needed to make a point. For example, let's use the movie "Saving Private Ryan" (which is my favorite movie of this year so far). In this movie, there was a ton of violence and death. Yes, it was needed to show how World War II was, but I think that this movie is not suitible for anybody under the age of 16. I think this because you have to have a certain level of maturity in viewing this film. And I do believe that there must be plenty of 20+ year olds that have the maturity of a second grader. Still, this movie deals with emotions and feelings that only a more mature person could deal with. Plus, a younger person might not understand some of these emotions that are presented.
So, that's what I think. Some things should be censored up until a certain age, and there are still things that should be kept away from everyone.
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