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Censorship by Blue-Whisper Censorship by Blue-Whisper
Censorship is a poor attempt to dehumanize the "enemy." Although it can silence the dissenter, it can never extinguish their ideas. The barcode in the censored man's mouth represents how censorship attempts to brand non-conformists by eliminating their words. However, the mind cannot by censored, and it will always thrive in protest.

For :iconno-more-ignorance:'s Censorship Contest. [link]

Inspired by Shepard Fairey and Barbara Kruger.
Dedicated to Ben Hiene, who was unjustly banned. [link]


Open to criticism & suggestions.
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:iconecon500:
eCON500 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Really awesome work dude!
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:iconelmouna:
elmouna Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
this one has changed, i think the last time i saw it there was no word on it :)
anyway it's so expressive
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:icongrincevan:
Grincevan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Personaly i think it canot extinguish ideas , but it can very well prevent them from birth. For thos pple who cant look through it .Thos pple who think its normal that violence is shown to little childs wile macking love is censured and avoided ...
It does give a lack of information to thos who are to lazy to go look for themselvs . Wich prevent them from having the idea `i know better`, when looking at the tele/radio/newspaper/and soon internet .

But your picture is very good though !
I specialy like the detail you added to the teeth .
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:iconblue-whisper:
Blue-Whisper Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's supposed to be a barcode.

I definitely agree with your point. Censorship definitely hinders the dissemination of ideas. It's up to the people to overpower the limitations of censorship.
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Grincevan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Hehe i noticed the barcode . It realy helps to the picture :)
They are prettymuch the start of the `chip` idea i think .Of course thos barcodes will probably disapear in the future . But they allready started chipping evrything .
If we ever come so fare that evryone will need to have a chip in he´s hand/head , i think the freedom of speach will disapear .

Looks like this guy is trying to breakthrough it .

well thats how i saw the picture :)
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:iconblue-whisper:
Blue-Whisper Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Right on.
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:iconno-more-ignorance:
No-More-Ignorance Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Good Luck Dear..
This is really nice..:peace:
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:iconomegawarmech:
OmegaWarmech Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of a quote I saw in a Rage Against the Machine video: "Free speech is just like money, some just have a bit more of it than others."
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