[Arm-netbook] OT: The U.S. Needs to Stop Lecturing the Rest of the World About Internet Values

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Dec 28 00:55:56 GMT 2016

>> But it is forbidden to talk about Russian issues. Anyone who dares
>> gets sued, arrested, tortured or killed.
> In the "US empire", talking about issues is called whistleblowing,
> and you also get sued, arrested, tortured.

whistleblowing is a fairly special kind of "talking about issues".
Most cases of "talking about issues" in the west are not silenced by
suing/arresting/torturing/killing but by other means (mostly, by making
sure those messages stay confined to marginal circles, so if some of
them ever reach a wider audience, they sound much too outlandish to
have any credibility).  The confinement happens mostly by drowning the


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