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Freedom. How many times do we say it? How many times do we mean it? Freedom means that we are inherently free to choose without restriction. When that choice is taken from us, so is our freedom, and we are introduced into a kind of slavery. Who would introduce such a condition on their fellow man if they truly wanted them to be happy?
If you want to understand me then you would have to understand liberty. Not the canned, processed, and spoon-fed variety the media and government would have you believe. The organic and natural kind. The type that if we just stopped telling each other what we can and can't do so that the world may exist within our small and extremely narrow view would lead to a greater peace than man has ever known. I mean, what purpose does it serve to ban books?
That's right. Next week is Banned Books Week from September 21- 28th. It is a massive celebration by readers, writers, and teachers across the nation who band together in collective harmony against the rigid indoctrination of stupidity and closed-mindedness. Why is this event so important? Because it is a celebration of freedom. And the best way to celebrate is to openly defy.
Something you should probably know about me. I want everyone to be happy. Including me. Why would I ever separate you from what makes you happy unless it makes another unhappy? Now, by unhappy I don't mean hurt feelings. Grow up. Be an adult. What I mean is harm. You can always turn the channel, put down the book, stop reading a webpage. You can control yourself. Stop trying to control others. Its an unhealthy past time.
Censorship is as antithetical to my soul. Words that are bad? That doesn't make sense to me. Actions that are bad? How? The only thing that is bad is violence. To restrain me is to enact the threat of violence upon me. That is unethical. Why should words be limited? For that matter, why are books? Freedom of speech is the last bastion of liberty, and it is declining fast. With the advent of the NSA and similar agencies we are threatened by organized religion, political ideologues, and corporate gangsters, but I repeat myself.
The voice that can hurl unrestrained howls of the vilest obscenities is the same voice that can woo women (or men) to yearn for its melody. The difference is context, and wit. That any organization would feel it necessary to ban a piece of literature to make the world fit into their version of it is abhorrent and pathetic. The soul is unrestrained humanity. To experience it is to live. Why should we restrain our minds? Man has done it for millennia and it continues still.
That is what #BannedBooksWeek is about. Combating censorship. Defying. Living free and with a free mind. The only reason an institution would ban free speech, in any capacity, is because it fears it. I would be surprised if my book is not eventually banned. It is about unchecked tyranny and unabridged freedom. It is the exploration of the human condition. The soul and its travel through life laid bare for everyone to view its beauty and genuine majesty. That is the hallmark of an excellent book.
Discuss what your favorite banned books are and how they impacted your life in the comments below, on the forum, on my Facebook Page, or on Twitter.