Today was day 5 of the Richard Warman vs Free Dominion jury trial.
Unfortunately, I did not feel well today and could not attend – my apologies for those who came here for a report. Nor have I yet heard from anyone who had been in the courtroom, so I truly have no indication of what transpired…
So, in the meantime, I would like to present you with some definitions I had rounded up on the interwebitudes…and took the liberty of bolding/colour highlighting some bits.
cen·sor (snsr)n.1. A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable.2. An official, as in the armed forces, who examines personal mail and official dispatches to remove information considered secret or a risk to security.3. One that condemns or censures.4. One of two officials in ancient Rome responsible for taking the public census and supervising public behavior and morals.5. Psychology The agent in the unconscious that is responsible for censorship.tr.v.cen·sored, cen·sor·ing, cen·sorsTo examine and expurgate.
[sen-ser] Show IPAnoun1. an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds.2. any person who supervises the manners or morality of others.3. an adverse critic; faultfinder.4. in the ancient Roman republic) either of two officials who kept the register or census of the citizens, awarded public contracts, and supervised manners and morals.
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet or other controlling body. It can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals…
Censorship: The use of the state and other legal or official means to restrict speech.
The File Room: There is a collection of definitions here, with citations, including:
Censorship is a word of many meanings. In its broadest sense it refers to suppression of information, ideas, or artistic expression by anyone, whether government officials, church authorities, private pressure groups, or speakers, writers, and artists themselves. It may take place at any point in time, whether before an utterance occurs, prior to its widespread circulation, or by punishment of commincators after dissemination of their messages, so as to deter others from like expression.
In the 1920’s, Antonio Gramsci and György Lukács adapted the methods of the Marxist dialectic and critical analysis to the cultural sphere and applied it to the task of undermining Western science, philosophy, religion, art, education, and so on. The result is called the quiet revolution, the revolution from within, the revolution that cannot be resisted by force. This is cultural Marxism.
Now, that was quite bad enough, but then along came a group of sociologists and psychologists — chief among whom being Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, and Jürgen Habermas — and they combined the Marxist dialectic with Freudian psychology to produce an exceptionally corrosive concoction called Critical Theory, which they use to deconstruct Western culture and values, and to rewrite history in terms of sexual and racial power struggles (and we can all see how that is turning out).
Collectively, these guys are called the Frankfurt School, because they originally got together under Horkheimer at the Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung), which was domiciled in a little brick building belonging to the University of Frankfurt am Main in the early 1930’s. They all published their work in the Journal for Social Research (Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung), edited by none other than Horkheimer himself.
Then Hitler consolidated his control of Nazi Germany, so, seeing as they were all Jewish, they fled to the USA, more or less as a group, in 1934. In America, they affiliated themselves with Columbia and Princeton Universities. The Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung was renamed Studies in Philosophy and Social Science, and they really got down to business.
Not a perfect definition, but the great late Andrew Breitbart said a few colourful words about Cultural Marxism…
OK, not an ‘official’ definition, but, it does give a flavour…
There is more that ought to be here: if you have some definitions of these or other ‘terms of interest’, please, do leave them in the comments.
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