“Any regime, no matter how repressive, will gladly fête its enemy’s critics—while homegrown versions…”

13 Jun

“Any regime, no matter how repressive, will gladly fête its enemy’s critics—while homegrown versions of those critics occupy concrete cells. Cooing over foreign dissidents allows establishment hacks to pose like sexy rebels—while simultaneously affirming that their own system is the best.”

From Pussy Riot to Snowden: the Dissident Fetish (via akaili)
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