Posted Sep 13, 2010 23:07 UTC (Mon) by deepfire (subscriber, #26138)
In reply to: Citizen Linus by stevenb
Parent article: Citizen Linus
The fact of him willfully pledging allegiance to the by far most oppressive state on this planet (compared to most US citizens he actually has a choice) is a matter of non-trivial moral and symbolic significance -- by crossing that border, he lends implicit support to the state in general, and invariably to the history of its recent decisions and developments.
Your suggestion (which I take literally), that his miniscule voting power can somehow outweigh that implicit support -- I think it's plain ridiculous.
The only way I see he could undo the damage, is to vocally oppose the status quo.
However, from my observations Linus does not seem like a political person. Which makes it a saddening paradox.