Caitlin Johnstone: A Society Is Only As Free As Its More Troublesome Dissident

Civil Society, Ethics

A Society Is Only As Free As Its Most Troublesome Political Dissident

A society is only as free as its most troublesome political dissident, which today means that you are only as free as Julian Assange. As long as you live in a society which can give rise to a coordinated multi-governmental campaign to lock up a journalist for the rest of his life based on bogus charges because he exposed US war crimes, you are not free, and you should not agree to pretend that you are.