Alan Moore Speaks Out About Bradley Manning

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Bradley Manning is currently being held in regards to Wikileaks and has yet to see trial.  The politics and the case itself isn’t the point on this article.  Comic book writer Alan Moore has come out in support of Manning.

With any legitimate trial of whistleblower Bradley Manning still being at an unspecified date in the future, it would seem that what is presently on trial here is Western culture itself. When the persecution of an individual who has exposed an evil is pursued so ruthlessly and yet the evil itself is studiedly ignored, all of us know that there is something very wrong with the way that our society is conducting itself. And if we do not protest in the strongest terms about what is being done in our name, then we become complicit.

There is no third option. Bradley Manning and others like him everywhere are vital to our continued moral health and well-being as a people, and unless we offer them our full support in their often dire and isolated circumstances, it is we, as a people, who will end up the losers.

Moore is best known for his works Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell and Swamp Thing.