Why America is not the greatest country in the world – Voices of Dissent
This is the beginning scene of the HBO series The Newsroom, explaining why America’s Not the Greatest Country Any Longer.
Voice of Dissent: Good Will Hunting
It is refreshing to hear dissent. Listen to this Monologue with Matt Damon from the movie Good Will Hunting (1997). In Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon plays a genius rebel. He is being offered a very prestigious job with the National Security Agency in this scene.
It can be hard to speak out, but if you are called to do so, you are called to do so. Here are some well known examples:
Chris Hedges is a renowned American journalist whose dissenting views are featured online. He risks his livelihood to voice dissent in today’s current climate. In expressing his views on the Bradley Manning inquisition, he states:
The decision to punish the soldier who reported these war crimes rather than the soldiers responsible for these crimes mocks our pretense of being a nation ruled by law. – Chris Hedges
And Ron Paul, former politician and 2012 presidential candidate states
In The Empire of Lies, Truth is Treason