Discussions of free speech in the West seem to be be mostly about the freedom of white male bourgeois to say whatever they feel like saying.
But actual freedom, of speech or any other kind, is just an idea for the rest of us.
Most people I know are too concerned with managing to eat and pay rent to feel that they're free, even though they're technically allowed to say whatever they want.
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dogo barry graham
author, poet, journalist, zen buddhist monk in glasgow. socialist, for scottish independence.