So, unless there is a presidential pardon, 25 year old Bradley Manning will spend at least the next seven years in prison, and possibly, the next 35. But the big story is not about Manning. The big story isn’t even about the leaders who ordered the torture and other war crimes revealed by Manning who will live in mansions while the whistleblower rots in jail. The big story will be what you and I chose to do about this. Will we demand transparency in government, or will we continue to lay bricks in a wall that will someday be our prison?