Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. -George Orwell
Freedom to speak the truth is tempered by etiquette and strangulated by censorship. Why is freedom to lie not? #TrumpLies
23 thoughts on “Freedom ”
Because Freedom is taken; not granted?
Hi Onno, you’re right and I’m beginning to appreciate that.
Edward Crawford found shot to death in his Car; he is the 3rd Ferguson protester to commit “suicide” in this exact manner. Right.
Source: Democracy Now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIlEBQVlZS0 Start at 14:00.
Another WS got away with murder. It was interesting that cause of death was determined before a medical forensic examination. Seemed like minutes after his death it was definitely determined to be suicide. There was a report from a witness in the car that he accidentally shot himself. But who knows the truth anymore.
Anything that is granted, supposes a hierarchy, a power difference, and thus the restriction of freedom.
Exactly, ..people aren’t free, but the worst part is that they can’t even acknowledge it. Mag dat wel?
I really don’t give a shit if they do or don’t.
Then why are you here?
Nice place for goofing off. So relaxed too. And then the wonderful people visiting here. All making me feel so free. Wouldn’t want to miss all that for the truth.
But you said you di-in’t give a shee-it. Guess you weren’t being honest with yourself.
Seems your reading skills are not up to par, son. So scroll back, and find out about my shit correctly.
Nah, you said you were here to goof off. I’m just trying to help out with the goofin’.
I don’t give a shit about your efforts. Feel free to “help out” someone else, though.
Yup the elite granted exclusive access to our pockets definitely restricted our (we the people) freedom
If that’s bothering you, then get rid of your elite.
Wish I could, feeling very powerless to do anything. More like they will soon get rid of me as my pockets are empty.
Yes, that’s the problem with most so called activists: They all know how to complain about what’s wrong with their society (and of course, beyond), they all know, given the chance, how they could do a much better job, but to get rid of what they call the culprits, a.k.a. ze elite, they have no clue, or……..lack the guts.
Ah, yes, for sure,……….viva la revolución! Um…….uh….huh……. now wait a minute……..I still have to feed my cat…….so go ahead………don’t wait for me…… I’ll catch y’all later on the glorious battlefield……..um……..later………much later.
I’m more of an analyst than an activist. Activists and lobbyists are at opposite ends of the same spectrum. One could say the activist is the poor man’s lobbyist.
Never could stand them lobbyists.
Btw activism has become a very crowded space. I wonder why🤔
Does “attention whore” ring a bell?
Freedom of. or freedom from?
Re Malcom X: No religion believes in freedom!
You can choose a religion but are captive to your own choice from that moment on. It’s why I rarely discus religion; it’s just another corporate structure.