"Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people."
We are witnessing a modern version of book burning today. Through censorship, de-platforming and bans, published works are being increasingly erased by the mediums they exist in for 'unacceptable' views.
The form may have changed, but the substance has not. In a society that has become fixated on particular beliefs and ideas, divergent views are dangerous. Eventually, they become heretical.
This is why it is more important than ever to decentralise our content. In times of censorship, truth spreads through the alleyways, the backdoors, the posters nailed to the walls under cover of darkness.
In today's world, that means decentralised mediums. Mastodon. Matrix. Podcasting 2.0. Self-hosted platforms where you control the data.
What cannot be controlled cannot be destroyed.
Our peaceful revolution starts with opting out of the cage we have built for the written and spoken word.