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Originally posted by JoshNorton
The written word has long been an outlet for rebellion, heresy or treason, all of which now fall under the jingoistic cloak of “terrorism”. Look at Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to a church door, or the Declaration of Independence, or the manifesto of your choice. Though it may seem Orwellian (or even Bradburian) the written word, nay, the printed word is an authority’s worst nightmare.
The age of the internet, the ease of self-publishing, the rise of the blogosphere... should rightfully cause fear to those who would wish to suppress discordant ideas.