Friday, August 17, 2012

Pussy Riot



I will preface this by saying that the gals from Pussy Riot have tremendous courage.

While we are all busy stroking each others dicks about how our freedom of speech is awesome and Russia sucks, let me ask:




If a pro-Big Gulp, anti-Bloomberg punk band crashed Times Square to film a video saying as much, get off with less than two years probation?
How about a bunch of hippies recording an anti-gun song at the NRA headquarters?
Maybe pro-choice advocates singing at a church in Missippi?
Hell, even some white pride fuckers yelling some shit on tape at the Holocaust Museum?
Peacenks making a kumbayyah album at the Pentagon?

That would piss some people off, right?  Charges would be filed, court cases would ensue.  Those free speakers would get slapped down...

Maybe not two years in Russian prison, but likely as much time on probabtion and some time served.
You might even feel good about it, in some of those cases.


Would any of those instances get such huge, national media coverage, do you think?

Now, I know, some of that is a stretch in relation to the Pussy Riot deal.  It is a fair point to make, however...
While we pat each others backs about freedom.


Let's get back to listening to Taylor Swift songs about how hard dating, fame and utter vapidness is, because that is what we really care about...
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