Tuesday, January 13, 2009

freedom, undefined


freedom, as i see it, means that i get to decide for myself. freedom, if it were real, would mean that nobody has higher authority over what decisions i make. freedom would mean that nobody gets to decide for me what i choose to do, or to think, or to believe is true. *and* freedom would mean that everyone, each individual person, deserves the same respect to make their own choices for themselves. i do believe in our ability to be free. not only that, but i see it as an essential need, this human instinct to be free.


freedom isn't about the majority. freedom is about each individual person choosing to stand in their own power, rather than giving that power away to abusive authorities, or to some group or organization, in the hopes they have our best interests at heart. can i realistically see humans choosing to be free? sure i can! not a problem. what i cannot realistically comprehend is how the current system that is based upon control and manipulation could ever sustain itself. it is doomed to fail from the get-go, as a flawed system it must collapse. the tricky part is, when it collapses, do we again allow another system based upon control to take its place? i believe everyone would rather be free than choose to be governed (govern means control), if they were aware that it is their choice to make for themselves.

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