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People have this misconception about freedom. It doesn't mean doing or saying anything you want. That's just wrong. You can't go around raping and killing at random, just like you can't yell 'Fire!' in a movie theatre.

That would just be chaos, like we have now.

True freedom has to do with equality. Like the French: liberte, egalite. Freedom means everyone gets to be free from the tyranny and oppression, forever. Not some silly, selfish notions of each person saying or doing whatever they feel.

We need to teach that.

Toward the greater future.

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Updated July 28th, 2019 at 04:13 PM by Kevin

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  1. dither's Avatar
    I totally agree.
  2. Neetu's Avatar
    Freedom without responsibility is a very dangerous thing. Agreed.
  3. tinacrabapple's Avatar
    It's a lesson hard learned from colleges days, I'm sure.
  4. Winston's Avatar
    People have this misconception about freedom. It doesn't mean doing or saying anything you want. That's just wrong. You can't go around raping and killing at random, just like you can't yell 'Fire!' in a movie theatre.
    People also have the misconception that "too much" individual freedom means Anarchy. Individuals are responsible for their actions.
    We just don't need a plethora of laws regarding buggary, spitting on the sidewalk, and what you are allowed to think.

    That would just be chaos, like we have now.
    Total agreement there. However, it appears that we diverge on the causes and best remedy.

    Like the French: liberte, egalite
    I'm not sure ya wanna use the French Government right now as your standard bearer for what a functional democracy looks like.

    Toward the greater future.
    Who gets to decide what that is? You? Me? Or 51% of the sheeple that have been conditioned by years of institutional indoctrination? To oppress the other 49%?
    It starts with demonizing "The One Percent". Then, it's everyone who makes over "x" per year. Freedom means calling them out BEFORE they show up with torches and pitchforks on your doorstep.
    If you like the French, re-read de Tocqueville. At least if you want this "thought outloud" confirmed.
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