LXer: Richard Stallman Was Right All Along
Published at LXer:
Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
Yes, RMS is right about almost everything. He may be extreme and paranoid, but in these times, I think it's a good thing. Hopefully it won't land him in miniluv.
I wonder what to call America now ... should it be Amerika ... or maybe INGSOC ... or what else. For sure there is no freedom there anymore.
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