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Removing ways for someone to express their ideas stifles those very ideas. This is at the heart of the "PC" type of censorship. The eradication of non compliant thoughts and ideas.
The relationship between consciousness and speech is not simply coexistence and mutual influence, but a unity in which consciousness plays the decisive role. As the reflection of reality, consciousness "moulds" the forms and dictates the laws of its existence in the form of speech. Consciousness is always a verbally expressed reflection: if there is no language there can be no consciousness. And no deaf mutes or blind-deaf mutes who have received even a little training would deny this general principle: they have their own special language. And only out of ignorance can it be maintained that these people think barely on the basis of visual images.