Monday Moaning Bound by Freedom
Freedom a word with an explanation that raises more questions then answers.
- the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial.
- exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
- the power to determine action without restraint.
- political or national independence.
This was taken from the online dictionary Dictionary.com
So why did I choose to call the post “Bound by Freedom”?
Let us go over the explanations as found when you look up the word. The first one up is pretty simple. “The state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint:
He won his freedom after a retrial.”
After being released from a prison or just from custody is being set in freedom, it is one of the most simple ways to define the word and makes perfect sense so far. Not being bound in restraint or behind bars or in holding cell in what ever form. This kind of freedom was something slaves would have wanted most. And we these days cannot blame them for wanting that.
But what if I told you slavery still exists.
Did you know that many women are being held against their will, drugged up to do a job in prostitution. It is the most know kind of slavery we know today and is happening right under our noses. Rich men buying women for pleasure.
In some religions and countries it is still okay to pursue slavery of workers. Even after the ruling in the world to stop slavery, there are still people not gaining their freedom.
In this sense of the word and looking around we are free.
I will skip the second one and go straight to the third. “The power to determine action without restraint.”
We are the lucky ones, that we can choose without restraints and act upon it. And still looking and keeping the law (we are to be well known with it) in our minds. It does come to think if the law is not keeping us back from being free in that way. Surely we should not kill others in a peaceful society, so why do we have the law and rules o tell us so?
It is an obvious bond or restraints we do not see as one. It is there and we know about it. In most cases it doesn’t hold us back in being free to act to our own decisions, just keeps us on track of not doing something to take someone else’s freedom.
That is how the law works or so I have been told. it keeps us from stealing people’s freedom or freedom of choice. Yet as mentioned above in some countries freedom of choice is but a fleeting dream. There people are told how to act, what to do and where they can go.
This conversation or opinion is widely spread and people do put it up for debate. Sometimes in other forms but is comes down to the ones who did not have the same freedom as we have this day. It comes down to fights and destruction which I dislike very much as the reason is often a bit off or just fabricated to approve their violence.
In a straight line with the law stands the political and national spirit and the kind of freedom it comes with. Independent politics do not really exist do they. These days we need friends and money form others in order to keep freedom a part of our life. It is this opinion that creates lots of conspiracy theories, but how much of those are false.
The best example I can think of that is sort of political and national is the buying of a sports club by a rich outsider as we so nicely call them. Or a factory to keep the peace and freedom alive of the supporters or workers. We need other countries in order to prosper. No country will ever be political independent.
We kind of see in Russia and how they are trying to reclaim a country and make them dependent again. On one side we can see how wrong it is to capture and take away political independence and have the freedom of those living their being compromised. Another idea as many have tried is to combine countries and making it a whole, have them work together to a single goal. Freedom and independence.
The idea does imply that when we work together we can make a whole new world, but that is but a dream of many and greed and some other things like pride stand in the way. Yes wanting to be independent is one of them. It does cause conflict as we so often have seen. WWI, WWII and the Gulf war and as said the Russian conflict.
Now let us go back to the second. “Exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.”
In a way it is sort of like the above with the political entwining of other countries and politics. But it is how we see true freedom. It is what it is meant to be free. Independent in every way.
Yet we each and everyone choose not to be free or have that kind of freedom. We don’t want that as we won’t be able to function in a society that is free. ANd how strange is that.
Our true view on freedom is nothing like mentioned in the dictionary.
We are and have become dependent on external sources, control and regulation. The biggest of them all is money. It controls and regulate how we do business and every day things. It makes sure we do not eat to much or buy to much, unless we have the money to spend. It is an external source that drives us and makes us do what we do.
Without it we would not know what to do or even how to regulate our own life. People try and have a garden filled with vegetables and fruit but want to have meat to. So they have a pig running around and chickens for the few eggs. Still some of them rely on external sources like gas and electricity.
True enough we have bound ourselves by lots of external sources. Changing the true meaning of freedom. And it does beg to question if we are truly free. Even if we choose to be bound by freedom and everything else we need.
I will leave you with this idea and this opinion of mine. What do you think? Have we become to much dependent on everything external around us to be truly free? Should we use this given to combine every country as one, since we already need each other? Independence does stand against our nature of wanting to be and thus maybe even needing to be in groups.