It seems that we are about to reenter the dark ages some time soon. DRM will soon repress freedom of speech. Rich men will choose what views can be aired on their media outlets. Poor countries will be reduced to rubble when a politician points his self-righteous finger, and utters the T word. The public of the free world will blindly follow in the name of patriotism.
That is not a world I want to live in. I will do what I can to resist that world. As a programmer I will invest my time in Free Software, hoping that it will equalize, hoping that rich men will not become more powerful and more corrupt due to my work.
Maybe you can't truely be free without first struggling.