Leadership

Letters, Thoughts, Opinions

Issue 11 and Volume 173.

editor’s opinion ❘ By BOBBY HALTON We get a lot of letters. It comes with the job. Sometimes we publish them and sometimes we just reply privately. In our responses, we hope to always be kind and courteous to the writers and respect their worldview. Where we have differed and where we will always differ is in censorship in any form—“language policing,” “PC culture speak,” or “wokism.” We agree that words matter, but you have a choice as to what words you use; it is called freedom of speech. We do not condone abusive language, but we also do not restrict traditional or common usage expression. Mao Zedong, the brutal tyrant who crafted Communist China, embraced language control and, as always, it was about “equality”; nope, it is about power. George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four predicted a future in which everyone was controlled because they spoke, heard, read, and wrote…

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