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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:17 AM

41. Well..

I would agree that it's nice to be able to write on an internet board, which IS moderated btw and is not completely free, but it has its uses and advantages even so.

However, the ability to partake in one somewhat free activity does not make a whole argument for freedom from tyranny. To do that, you have to include the entire range of government activities nationwide, and that makes for a rather different story.

I could start a list that might tarnish this country's record on free speech and protest rights, the right to privacy, the right to be free from warrentless wiretapping and illegal search and seizure, and so on.

Specific examples include: protesters arrested simply for protesting; the way Occupiers have been treated; the way Wikileaks has been treated; the way whistleblowers have been treated; hell, the way anyone or any group that works actively to get good information to people and organize protest are treated as "domestic terrorists," well, you get the drift.

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