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Reply #2: Looks like free speech to me, too. Vandalism would have been different, but a light display? [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-14-13 04:41 AM
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2. Looks like free speech to me, too. Vandalism would have been different, but a light display?
A bit of irony. Thomas Drake (I think I got the name right) was a whistleblower who was harassed quite a bit. I watched a video of a talk he gave about it. Near the end of the video, he says that an Eastern European couple approached him after an earlier talk he had given pre-Snowden, saying something like, "We know that we live in a post-fascist state, but Americans are living in a pre-fascist state and don't even know it."

Well, per the Snowden disclosures, Eastern Europeans are still being surveilled--and not only by the U.S. So, I guess those poor people did not know as much as they thought. No one seems to know less about the U.S. though, than we who live here.

Thank heaven for the internet.

A lot of crap on the the internets, for sure, but also a lot that is not crap that we need to know.
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