I truly wonder whether I’m an internal alarmist who then occasionally flies off the handle in an external fashion aboard this degenerate blog. Until I read a line like:
“The share of the world’s populace living in countries with a free press fell from 38% in 2005 to 31% in 2015;”
In other words, less than one third of our planet has the ability to live in a free society enabled by free speech. I would have hoped for at least half, but I guess I was wrong. Read the article.
My feelings on all this are pretty clear, but I’ll shut up now, and hope you take the time to read it all.