The relevancy of those stirring words of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, urging future generations that, "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Of course, rebellion then and rebellion now are two completely different things. And, if today's Americans were to follow Jefferson's exhortation, the sheer size and power of the government's security apparatus would spell a much quicker and decisive end than any rebellion 250 years ago.
I thought of how far we of privilege would go for freedom...as far as Enjolras and his ill-fated crew of student revolutionistas in Les Miz? They were so innocently unaware of their ultimate fate. We know full well there are no creature comforts in Maximum Security...and, while death for a cause may sound noble, it doesn't sound fun.
But, when you have nothing to lose, how far will one go for freedom?
How far will North Korean men go...now that the 10 sanctioned hair styles they were permitted to deploy have been reduced to one.
Yes, friends. All male North Korean university students must now wear their hair in the style of the Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
Is this the straw that ultimately causes the masses to rise up in revolt?
Or, will North Korean male students simply accept that they probably won't get laid until they graduate?