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Thread #146443   Message #3395958
Posted By: GUEST,Stim
27-Aug-12 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Tony, Tony, Tony!!! You are not expressing your opinion so much as proscribing how others should express their dissent, and what issues they should be concerned about. This is what Putin is doing.

As for my opinions, I haven't really expressed any. The link above is to a political commentary that presents a lot factual evidence that supports the idea that there is a systematic crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia right now.

If you'd like to know my opinions , here are a few:

Powerful Religious Institutions are as much a threat to individual liberty as Powerful Political Instutions.

If you stand up and cry out when powerful institutions threaten individual liberties, you are doing a great service to humankind.

If you don't, you aren't.

And finally, for those that don't get it, it not the silly dance or the other stuff that is being punished, its the political statement.