Chelsea Manning is a free woman


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/17/we-love-you-chelsea.html


#2

Epic.
I wish her the best.


#3

inb4 “Chelsea Manning is not a woman” trolls.


#4

Really? What board do you live on?

Yay Chelsea, hope she is doing well.


#5

##About damn time!


#6

Good for her!


#7

She’s on “active duty” but not getting paid… While she’s out of prison, I would hardly call it “free.”


#8

Now that she’s out… she really needs to get a new picture taken


#9

One can hardly blame her if she’d prefer some degree of anonymity at this point.


#10

Amen. With luck—a lot of luck—America may one day realize the debt it owes to her. On that glorious day I hope they mark this realization with something subtle. Like a plaque. And a 150ft statue of her crushing the last five presidents or so under her boot-heel. Give it one of those insufferably high-minded high-Victorian titles like 'Transparency Drives Out Injustice, War-Mongering, Secrecy, and Betrayal." And put it somewhere suitable. Like Fort Meade.


#12

Ha! You must be a vet, too.


#13

“Democracy Dies in Darkness”


#14

Not a lot to choose from there


#15

Hot dog! I hope she takes a good deal of time ro recover, then go very, very public with extraordinarily ascerbic criticisms of the current administration’s multitudinal failings.


#16

Would her active duty status prevent her from emigrating to a safer country?


#17

Yeah, that’s damning with faint praise, that is.


#18

I was wondering when someone would get around to posting about this;

There’s only so much negative discussion about current events that one can take.

Good for her, insert ‘Thanks Obama!’ meme here _____.


#19

As I understand it, she’s not been kicked out of the military yet because her conviction is still under appeal. Silver lining: she gets medical coverage in the meantime.


#20

Chelsea did so well to survive her time behind bars. I’m very glad she’s got at least a semblance of freedom now.


#21

Hopefully she’ll be given a general or disability discharge for PTSD, assuming she wants a discharge, and not lose her benefits.