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The Youth of Libya, Finally Free to Speak Out

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For 42 plus years the youth of Libya have been stuffed into little green boxes by the Gaddafi regime, indoctrinated into angry, pseudo-revolutionary rhetoric, taught to glorify the State, Muammar Gaddafi and his family, told whom to love, whom to hate, what to think. And when Gaddafi's little Green Book materialized from his psyche in 1975 and was promoted by the State as quasi-Holy Writ, that became the central focus of all officially-approved educational and intellectual life in Libya, and youth of all ages, not to mentions adults, could only criticize it and the Colonel at their peril, peril to the point of imprisonment, torture or even death. Poetry, art and literature NOT subservient to the State were as welcome in Libya as they are under any paranoid one-party or one-family autocratic state, in other words, NOT AT ALL.

Now, however, as the winds of change and revolution sweep over Libya, with more-or-less half the country already permanently free of Gaddafi's patronizing control, censorship and repression, the youth and young adults of Libya have been, even since the earliest, dangerous days, expressing themselves, and they will continue to speak out, strongly and forcefully.

So meet just a few of these critical thinkers, writers and artists now, compliments of YouTube:

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Libyan Youth Rap for Freedom
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A young girl leading, not following chants at an anti-Gaddafi demonstration:



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The Diary of a Young Libyan Woman:



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Poets and artists expressing themselves:



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Another Libyan Rapper for freedom:



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