ensorship is nothing new. The internet has open the avenues to gain information on just about any subject.
I loved our hometown library. It was two miles away by bike. The ride over seemed like only a mile. It was a small library, two floors, wooden banisters, tall sky-high windows and palatable quiet.
My sister, who was smarter than me, wanted to borrow a book above her grade level. She was denied. I was amazed and horrified. So, I took the book out in my name.
Information was simply not easy to access. If you wanted something the library didn't have, you could put in a request, and they would locate it and notify you when it came in. Still, you might have had to go to NYC, to their main library, midtown. Access to legal books, never the less, depended and probably still does, on some connection to the legal profession. The internet overcomes all these hurdles. I can even get the library's material on the net.
During the protests of the sixties, we would compare newspaper reports. Knowing the source was so important. The slant of the report was determined by the main underlying viewpoint and philosophy of the paper.
I haven't been inside a library in years. There are many ways around censorship. The internet is the most empowering device. Access to information, any information, medical, legal, general, news, adinfinitum keeps the mind active and offers the possibility of evolving, growing...
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