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Censorship

Censorship, the word we used before the pundits and thought leaders of the West gave us ‘cancel culture,’ is the story of the parts of the story that didn’t make it into the story. Which itself is a story. Which we are now telling a story about. Put less obtusely: For every story, or meaning-system, or history, there is a story about what we include in that story and what we do not.

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How do we tell our own stories? Which parts do we stress, emphasize, double-over with a smile and knowing wink, and which do we elide, skip over, exclude? We often think of the process of meaning making and storytelling as one of inclusion, in what we do tell, but just as important is that of exclusion. In some ways, the parts of the story we don’t tell are just as important as the parts we do tell. This too is its own story: The story of censorship.

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