Should I Say That?

There has been a lot of things that have been going on in the world the last week or so that are controversial and even more depending on what side you are on. In the world of instant information and the internet do we need a censor on our words? We think we can hide behind our Tweets or blog posts, or email or even behind the camera. So we say what we are thinking, without thinking how it is going to be perceived. Not only that, but we have to be careful that we are politically correct for our employers.

With that in mind here are the things that I have been reading and thinking about recently:

  • Release the Bin Laden Death Photo’s? – Our President says no, others say yes. History tells us that releasing the photos will only inflame and strengthen the resolve of the enemy that we are fighting. Hasn’t any of our leaders read “The Art of War”?
  • Sean Avery’s statement agreeing with same sex marriage. – His agent (probably ex-agent now) tweets that Avery is wrong. A Toronto newscaster tweets that he agrees with the agent about marriage, then he is fired by his TV company who says that they disagree with his position. Me? I’m married with 2 children. I am only concerned with my family so I have no opinion.
  • Apple and Google are tracking our location. – Do you have a reason to care that they are saving location information about you? Did you do something or go some where that you shouldn’t have?
  • Does Sarasota County Has a Corruption Problem? – Our county manager doesn’t seem to think it’s a rampant problem and that people speaking up otherwise are either dissatisfied, former employees, and/or poor employees. You be the judge, my censor says to just ask the question.