Subverting State Power

The two most recent of the 41 journalists imprisoned in China for “subversion of state power,” by writing about such things as government corruption and environmental destruction, face a ten year sentence and permanent exile respectively. Putting that in personal perspective, everyone I know and respect as a writer in the US would be in prison under that policy. I mean, if you’re a writer and don’t oppose tyranny, then you have no integrity. Going along to get along just doesn’t hold water.

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~ by Jay Taber on May 16, 2008.

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