As of this post, I will no longer be running Fawkes Rising. What was once a fun (albeit important) diversion from my daily life has now turned into something threatening. It’s safe to say there is no such thing as free speech in this country. But we have the right to live without harassment or threats from an overreaching government.
I choose a life free of looking over my shoulder. I choose a life free of fearing what’s around the corner. I choose a life, period.
The story of the silenced six has been told. They gave their lives to expose an awful truth. And America shrugged.
We citizens claim that freedom is important to us. Yet, everyday, we casually surrender it to corporations and government who do with it as they please. We do not demand accountability for their actions; we instead continue to buy their apps, use their platforms, or yield a blind eye to their civil rights violations.
We are sheep. We have been herded. And no one listens in our perpetual American slumber.
I wish I could tell you Fawkes will be back.
I don’t believe he ever will.