For John, BLUF: If it ever gets to this in the US, we are in deep trouble. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Law Professor Ann Althouse looks at a New Yorker article by staff writer George Packer. She gives us the last paragraph in the article:
The problem with free speech is that it’s hard, and self-censorship is the path of least resistance. But, once you learn to keep yourself from voicing unwelcome thoughts, you forget how to think them — how to think freely at all — and ideas perish at conception. Washiqur Rahman and Avijit Roy had more to fear than most of us, but they lived and died as free men.Mr Washiqur Rahman was a 26 year old Bangladeshi and blogger and Mr Avijit Roy was an American Citizens, and blogger, visiting Dhaka University, in Bangladesh.
If you won't think about and speak out on little things, what makes you think you will speak out against big things?
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff