No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.
Censors are paid to have dirty minds.
In every Revolution a dictator is needed to save the state by force, or Censors to save it by virtue.louis antoine de saint-just
Mandingo is racist trash, obscene in its manipulation of human beings and feelings, and excruciating to sit through in an audience made up largely of children, as I did last Saturday afternoon. The film has an "R" rating, which didn't keep many kids out, since most came with their parents... if [Chicago] believes Mandingo should be shown to children, then there are no possible standards left and the only thing to do is transfer the Censors to the parks department, where they can supervise paper?plate? throwing contests.roger ebert
Wikileaks' silencing was sought by antidemocratic governments worldwide - including China, whose Censors work mightily to block all access to the site. Wikileaks' plug was pulled, ironically, (not in China) but by a federal judge in San Francisco.
The Superego, in censoring the unconscious and in implanting conscience, also Censors the censor.herbert marcuse