The modern despot knows that taking away freedoms all at once results in revolution; but shaving freedoms away with the razor of law raises no alarm. Make no mistake, people who support curtailing the freedoms of others do so because it is in their best interest, not in yours. We have a choice: the next revolution can be a renaissance of ideas shared across a web of information that is open to everyone; or it can be a more traditional affair with pitchforks and a Bastile. But it cannot be both.
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