I come from the country that has perceived USA as the leader of the free world, at least since the Milosevic`s regime has come to an end in 2000. The leader of world`s democracy. But questions like "Don`t ask, don`t tell", gay teen suicides, the WikiLeaks affair (actually the attempts to shut down that site), The Mosque at Ground Zero, Iraq, Afghanistan- I`d say a mass anti-islam hysteria, has shed a different light on my USA perspective. I ask you people, do you feel like you are living in a free country? Are you free to say what you want and what you see as the truth without the system`s retaliation? Are democracy and human rights myths? Do they just serve to bring the regimes down? Do the countries that impose the question of Human Rights respect those rights themselves? PS There is a link on youtube where Rosie O`Donnell says on The View that all media in The USA are controled by 4 big companies. Is that true? I, personally, believe in human rights. I`m a pacifist. I survived war, bombs and all that shit. And I have seen what it brings. And I want to live in a free world.