I forget sometimes how utterly lucky I am. I can write what I want, when I want, and publish it. My readers are my critics, my own set of morals keep me writing the truth. I have my own code. It is all mine. How wonderfully lucky am I!
But as I live my life in freedom, it’s easy to forget what a gift this is.
Banned books, banned writing, banned thoughts, banned bloggers, it is not Orwell’s 1984 when I write this post, it is Sept 2013. Language Police in Canada and thought police in Vietnam are active now.
We live in a time of freedom, modern thought… or do we?
Decree 72 now states that blogs, social media sites, etc, are only for personal information. You are
” not allowed to quote, gather or summarise information from press organizations or government websites”
It’s a way to make sure the reader gets only “correct and clean information on the internet”
Translation: the reader will get only what we think they should read.