cen sor ship |ˈsensərˌ sh ip|

the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts : details of the visit were subject to military censorship.

…censorship//is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body.

In a world where we are in constant change.. we need guidelines..  those unspoken words of wisdom and guides to keep us on a path of evolving within the realm of morality….. but who and where are these guides to come from; and how in the world of cultural diversity are we able to communicate these “guides” past the boarders of culture, religion, power, politics….greed…controll…

Facebook an influential platform for communication takes upon itself to be such a  guide..

//directing the visual acceptance of our society…..in all respect there are images that never should be allowed, clearly I believe that we need to protect those exploited, those venerable, the young, & the innocent…

…but recently FB censored a Robert Mapplethorp  photograph on Fotografiska’s FB page. An incredible photograph of a naked man.  Robert Mapplethorp was a photographer from NYC.. and his work reflects a hidden society, gay community, as well as being a major artist that influenced the fashion and art world with his iconic portraits. .. … throughout his work there is a respect that lies in the subject matter……showing that there is a major difference in exploitation and art……

Listening to the interview made here of Robert Mapplethorp done 33 years.. I wonder how far have we come in being able to distinguish the good from the bad…. the evil from  virtuous……

Artist and their art is a form of expression and at times it reveals truths that many of us are unable to muster… it is based on the premiss of awareness and trying to see and understand issues in a different way… when censorship comes in on a flying carpet of fear it takes away the discussion… the learning … understanding……

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