The true spirit of humanity is the expression of our freedom. All spiritedness springs from that inner feeling of a liberated self. It’s not necessarily a physical thing but for many it can be. For others the most important freedom is freedom of thought.
This pic was taken in Sydney a few years ago at a rally. I guess the sign carrier didn’t understand irony. It’s kind of tragic really.
With all the bombs going off around the planet how much freedom do we allow? Freedom of travel. Freedom to express what we feel. Freedom to live our lives how we want.
I am first and foremost a libertarian so I advocate stretching the boundaries of freedom – a lot. But of course meddling governments don’t allow it. I loved it when Apple told the American government to politely shove their request for help to hack the iPhone of one of the killers in the San Bernadino shooting. For months the FBI had been looking for a compelling case to weaken iPhone security.
Admittedly governments have tough choices to make because when things go wrong it’s the people that pick up the bill – certainly not corporations. A case in point is vaccination. You need herd immunity for vaccinations to be properly successful. But that requires a compliant population. If enough parents choose not to vaccinate their children then governments have a problem.