News of the arrest of Nicholas Michailiakos is spreading through the WN blogosphere. I hope people aren’t feeling discouraged by this development.
Anyone who studied the history of the Soviet Union knows that dissident movements get declared “criminal groups” and its leaders arrested. This just makes them that much cooler to everyone else. It’s like wow, these guys’ ideas are so scary that they had to arrest them!
Arresting political dissidents is what a government does when it has lost the hearts and minds of the people; when it has lost legitimacy. Let them arrest, and arrest more. Going to prison is a right of passage for political dissidents and regime changers. The comrades get to hang out and plan what they will do when they are released. And they will be released. There’s no long stretches being handed out here.
Make my word a crime, I will cry out louder
silence my voice, I will find another
make my voice a crime, I will create another!
Hunt me down, I will find a new place to hide
Lock me away! TEN WILL RISE TO TAKE MY PLACE!
You cannot silence me, you cannot stop me
for I, and my kind, are forever!