What’s the point in having free speech if you don’t exercise it? The same can be said about the freedom of the press or the right to assemble.
Many before us have fought and died for these freedoms that are so abundant today. But when is the last time anyone of us assembled a protest?
It seems risky to take a stance in our reactionary culture of today. After all, you might go to jail or receive backlash on social media. And yet, if you can’t push back on the status quo, those in power seem to stay in power.
When we exercise these freedoms, that is when the power structure works for us.