Censorship is a very gray area.Should it be done or not? How much of it should be done? My take is that we shouldn’t suppress the creative freedom of others whether good or bad.One can only be shown good things their whole life but they wouldn’t be doing that out of choice.What if a bad choice is given? Would they take it? Would they understand whether it is actually bad or good? When we expose people to both sides of the spectrum we make them understand what is the spectrum about and why it’s important.So in order to know what’s good,a person should know what’s bad.We should not only teach them the good manners to inculcate in one’s life but also bad habits to avoid.You can’t prevent bad things from happening unless the person is told what is bad.Not telling them about this will just make them furious and curious since an aspect of their freedom is being taken away waiting to be explored.
Censorship is valid in some contexts.For instance,there are shows full of violent content,right? We are just shown the show and it’s morality is left up to us to decide.Freedom at its full capacity.But what if a person or a child is incapable of making that decision and thinks about experimenting it out? Someone’s freedom will be taken away.The content is just a part of the trigger.The other part is our will to act.Both of these come together to form a whole trigger.So either we censor the content or spread moral awareness to disable the trigger.And the former is easier to do that’s why it feels so right – like teaching someone is tougher than not teaching them at all.So censorship may keep peace in the society but only a temporary one.It is not the final answer.
People don’t hate censorship of a particular content per se (maybe they do),what they hate is the censorship of freedom to create,explore and spread creativity.I may or may not like shows based on violence but I won’t tolerate my freedom being taken away due to that,that is,through censorship.And censorship becomes more controversial when some people have more freedom than the others,like people in the government having more freedom & power to make moral decisions than me,for me.I should have made that decision because it doesn’t require any external force but someone else made it for me and that’s a threat to my freedom.But they are my representatives so why object? They represent my views after all.Well,I voted for them to make decisions for me that I am incapable of making myself – maybe taking care of plumbing system in the city? But I am very well capable of making a moral decision on my own without a representative.In that case,I am the main representative of me.So censorship is a pretty effective solution in short term but it is incapable of dealing with the dynamics of the world forever,especially the dynamics of mind and behavior of humans.