"Did you hear what Pussy Riot said in the courtroom? ‘Even though we’re behind bars, we’re more free than anyone.’ That’s like Benazir Bhutto before she went back to Pakistan to be killed. That’s like Oscar Wilde facing the courtroom before he was jailed. To see that courage among women in a white youth movement? That is incredibly powerful. It sets a new bar: How are we going to participate now? Should we all be going to jail? Should Animal Collective go to jail? Should Grizzly Bear go to jail? Should Bon Iver go to jail? Is it time?"

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