Posted Sep 14, 2010 2:20 UTC (Tue) by MisterIO (guest, #36192)
In reply to: Citizen Linus by felixfix
Parent article: Citizen Linus
I obviously don't consider the US the "by far most oppressive state on this planet"(it's not even close to that), but it's definitely a moralistic and conservative country. Freedom of speech is a joke. You're free to express yourself as long as what you say(and write or draw) is not obscene(which basically means that you can be censored on almost everything almost completely arbitrarily depending on how the common perception of obscenity changes over time). It's also one of the countries which execute more people (second only to China) and I don't even want to start talking about those states in the US where it's possible to execute even minors! Another thing that I find grotesque is that I read that some schools were considering teaching the crationist theory!