Monday, May 23, 2005

The Giants Among Us

Lawerence Lessig is a legend in the field of internet law. He also, while attending the American Boychoir school, was a sexual abuse victim. Today, he is fighting back, helping one of his fellow students sue the school, bringing accountability to crimes that were hidden for decades. The story of abuse, psychological destruction, desolation, denial, and suppression is powerful, moving, and truly tragic. It should be read by all who want to see what happens when evil occurs behind closed doors.

That Lessig could go through this and still become the man he has become displays the type of moral fiber and courage that is rare to see in this day and age. Unfortunately, it seems trite to give a patriotic statement of "support," as if this is some sort of litigatory game Lessig is trying to win. Yet, I do not know what else to say, or what else I can do. So, I wish him all the luck in the world in his case. May his example serve as a beacon to all the others who have been victimized by similar atrocities.

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