Yet another horrible example of geek-think...
Political repression through web-filtering? Since when was political change realized over the Internet? The Internet, by its very nature, is ultimately controllable by the government. So what? To effect political change, we have to actually get out of our basements, walk up (physically!) to the place where political decisions are made, and complain.
If the Internet can be subverted by the government, so what? Let's walk down to the Capitol with some grievances and solve the problem; democracy is about mobilization -- for those of you who haven't left your bedroom in the past 12 months, mobilization means "moving around." You're stuck in an alternate, and very inaccurate, reality if you believe that control over something as non-physical as the Internet could somehow strip away our powers over the people who govern us.