Rich Lagomarsino asserts that aspects of history, or symbols related to certain time periods, should never be covered up, even if they may be difficult to come to peace with. Symbols such as the Confederate flag should be cherished and learned from so that mistakes similar to those made in the past will not be made again. The author compares the current state of government censorship to those depicted in novels like “Fahrenheit 451” and “1984.”
- While the Confederate flag represents an unsavory period of American history, it would be unwise to censor it or try to cover it up.
- Modern government censorship practices can be compared to those exhibited in novels like Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” or George Orwell’s “1984.”
- We cannot change history, but we can study it to learn from our ancestors’ mistakes and make well-educated decisions that will change the world for the better.
“Laws against freedom of expression are unconstitutional, in the mildest sense, or deliberate thought control, at the very worst.”