Courtroom; the year 2052; the defendant was locked up hundreds of miles away; he did not appear at his trial.
JUDGE: What is the charge against John Doe?
PROSECUTOR: Espousing freedom. Claiming he is a free man.
JUDGE: He knows freedom is an illusion. Our schools teach that above all else.
PROSECUTOR: We have no record of him attending schools.
JUDGE: How is that possible?
PROSECUTOR: Unknown at this time. John Doe is a builder.
JUDGE: What does he build?
PROSECUTOR: Shrines to freedom.
JUDGE: Hmm. Sounds to me like a verdict of life without parole or death is in order.
PROSECUTOR: The psychiatrists want to go to work on him. They say he’d make a fine test subject. Because of his extreme views and actions. If they can turn him into a model citizen, they’d advance the research significantly.
JUDGE: However, there is the contagion factor. John Doe is infected with a freedom plague. No telling what he might transmit.
PROSECUTOR: Agreed, Your Honor.