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Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Albert Einstein on Bradley Manning?

Two quotes from Albert Einstein (taken from the book "Einstein on Politics", a compendium of his writings on political subjects), both from 1951, but which could well have been written about Bradley Manning:
"The conscientious objector is a revolutionary. In deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society."
"There is a curious inconsistency in a government which punishes aliens for not following their conscience in a given conflict, while penalizing its own citizens for following their conscience in the same kind of conflict. Apparently such a government holds the conscience of its own citizens in lower esteem than that of aliens."

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