Tuesday, 24 September 2019

"What then is the primary purpose of censorship? It’s not to suppress the truth – which has little mass appeal anyway. The primary purpose of censorship is to monopolise the pretty lies." #QotD


"What then is the primary purpose of censorship? It’s not to suppress the truth – which has little mass appeal anyway. The primary purpose of censorship is to monopolise the pretty lies. Only the powers-that-be can freely make absurdly self-aggrandising claims. Depending on the severity of the despotism, you may not have to echo the official lies. But if you publicly defend alternative absurdly self-aggrandising claims, the powers-that-be will crush you."
~ Bryan Caplan, from his post 'Monopolise the Pretty Lies,' quoted in the post 'The Great Chinese Firewall'
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