Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 26, 2013, 2:26 p.m. EST by HiddenVoice
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Me and a friend marched over the Williamsburg Bridge in 2012 fighting for the right to practice free speech. A year later he wrote this, It touched me and I hope it touches you. We occupied and continue to.
Needing a requirement to practice free speech, on the internet is suppression, which equals to oppression. Suppressing the inner most feelings a human can express in the only way they know how. To say something without fear of the opposition is freedom, to say something with fear is courage, because those that may not agree lay in wait for you.
The frontier of battle for the right to say something without retribution in modern society is the internet. People from every part of the world can talk with each other on a public forum. This very natural right as of recently is under attack by governments and website owners. Government spy programs like the NSA and police department have listened in and made people's lives miserable, when they read something they don't agree with. They comb emails, public comments and social media profiles for verbal crimes. Since when does a sarcastic comment like "Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head, I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts," is cause to arrest a 19-year-old kid? They arrested him to send a message, "say something we don't like you'll regret it."
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