I must say I am new to the world of blogging, but now that I have my own I am constantly checking out others. It seems the hot topic in like minded Kuwaiti blogs is the censorship and other pressures imposed on liberal sites that led to the shutdown of one.
It is strange in this day and age that some people still refer to censorship and pressure to fight the battle of ideas. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in a recent speech reflected on how the West won the Cold War and defeated totalitarianism as much by ideas as tanks and warships.
He said the most effective weapon was a “shared belief in political and economic freedom, religious toleration, human rights, representative government, and the rule of law. These values kept our side united, and inspired those on the other side.” (NYTimes 11/2/2007)
Gates put it nicely. This is what it’s all about. It’s a battle between the forces of freedom and those of totalitarianism. Luckily we know history is on whose side.