Self censorship

Blogging frequently leads to a lot of self censorship. My main reasons are whether my argument will be misinterpreted, or will I look hypocritical if my opinion changes.

This was more obvious during the US elections when I saw how for everything Trump said there was a contradicting tweet he wrote during the Obama era. This made me think about how everything we say can be used against us.

And then Trump won. I learned later that Trump’s misinformation was actually a good persuasion tactic that led to his message spreading further and further. The same things that were contradicting became the same weapon that made him win.

I recently read this post and it made me change my opinion again. I should do less self censorship. Because yes nobody cares. And because there is no opinion without consequences. And one should be brave to have an opinion, and bare the consequences.