Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Freedom to Look Good

I like freedom. I like it a lot. I don't like to listen to crappy songs that blather about it in the abstract, or watch overwrought movies which breathlessly laud it without ever defining/examining it, but properly contextualized and coupled with responsibility, I'm a fan.

I'm not such a fan when a court invents a "freedom" for one man in order to find a reason to throw another man in jail for an, admittedly juvenile, act of political expression.

Story from Taiwan (it's short).

Seems like a very Orwellian use of the word to me.