by Kelvin Smith
Self-censorship comes from knowing the dangers of speaking out. It can be difficult to discern if the point of law is more abstruse, impossible to determine which law or custom has been offended against. Local and larger level consequences are both little known, more worrying.
Do the sensible thing, not looking for trouble. Making a point, taking a stand, can be deadly, dangerous to health or financial wellbeing. Taking it down, making a ‘not for publication’ declaration, compliance can soothe the pulse but not the spirit, resulting in pulping and clandestine disposal, burning books.
High passions, high temperatures, 451 degrees, 10 May 1933, black milk memories in smoke.