Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins has a post up on Mashable! wherein he exhorts us to remember that with great freedom comes great responsibility. The (presumably young) Hopkins apparently thinks that it’s OK that a government canes your bare buttocks (I can never write that without saying BUTT-ocks, with a Forrest Gump accent). Further, it’s OK for them to do that if you call a judge a “prostitute” on your blog.
Dude: that’s called totalitarianism. You don’t apologize for it. You fight it, because it’s NOT ok for governments to eradicate the freedom of the people they govern in order to maintain their own hold on power. Remember the abuses by King George? Hell, remember the abuses at Abu Ghraib?
The Gopalan Nair case isn’t a case about blogger’s rights, it’s a case about human rights. If we can’t criticize our elected or appointed representatives, we might as well just bend over for life.
Jump on board the cluetrain, because it’s passing you by awfully quickly.