I like to think I would be willing to speak out and criticize my government regardless of the consequences. There is no way for me to know for sure because of the freedoms I was granted. Let’s say I would. This is because of my upbringing and ideals. If the government was truly doing harm and something that is objectively wrong, I think it is imperative for people to speak out. That’s the only way to change things for the better.
However, personally, you never know until you are in those situations. There are a lot of things people would do hypothetically but when it is real there is no telling how one would react. In this case, if it was something that I felt needed to be changed it must be a big problem because I am usually passive when it comes to this stuff. But, if criticizing the government is just a couple of jokes and I could get tortured or imprisoned I would definitely say those jokes. That is just based on who I am as a person. I like to make fun of and criticize everything so if the government is forcing me to change who I am that would not fly with me. This is why free speech is so important. That way the dystopian futures of Sci-Fi don’t become reality.