He stared at the door for a long time.
“You know what happens when they catch us again.” It wasn’t a question.
“Are you sure? Some of the people that were … with us got taken away in helicopters. They got taken offshore. There are countries where America can outsource its torture. Countries where you will rot forever. Countries where you wish they would just get it over with, have you dig a trench and then shoot you in the back of the head as you stand over it.”
I swallowed and nodded.
“Is it worth the risk? We can go underground for a long, long time here. Someday we might get our country back. We can wait it out.”
I shook my head. “You can’t get anything done by doing nothing. It’s our country. They’ve taken it from us. The terrorists who attack us are still free — but we’re not. I can’t go underground for a year, ten years, my whole life, waiting for freedom to be handed to me. Freedom is something you have to take for yourself.” –Cory Doctorow, Little Brother
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