5 reasons to stand with Quentin Tarantino on violence in media

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‘Pulp Fiction’ — Courtesy of Miramax

2. When Anti-Violence Becomes Anti-Intelligent

Because everything is potentially offensive, there is always someone ready, willing and able to step in and censor something. This is definitely true where “moral guardians” have their say and already dominate. In an environment where intelligence is encouraged, people can experience awkward and offensive realities, discuss them and learn to not exaggerate their negative impact and thereby grow. However, when things are censored, people remain ignorant of how to deal with them, and are less likely to understand major aspects of the world around them.