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    by way of voicing your support for Bradley Manning here. Thank you, because it's not been easy for those of us who've spoken up for him only to be derided and shouted down by some who seem to value authority over idealism, and the letter rather than the spirit of the law.

    George Bush and his administration are free to enjoy their wealth and freedom, even though we KNOW many of them to be war criminals, yet whistleblowers like Manning are incarcerated, subject to solitary confinement and mental torture, their lives ruined and forever destroyed because of their idealism, their belief that the market place of ideas and free and open discussion of what is done in our names are the bedrocks of a democratic society.

    I think Orwell would be sadly discomfited to know it took less than 2 decades for his prophetic book to be closer to truth than we'd like to believe.

    Information is power. But; like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. Aaron Swartz ~1986-2013~

    by Lisa Lockwood on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 10:21:37 AM PST

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