Thursday, July 20, 2006

FREEDOM: less talk more rock

FREEDOM
1. The condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints. -Webster's Disctionary

LIBERTY
1. Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence.
2. Freedom of choice: "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes".
3. Personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression. -Webster's Disctionary

TYRANNY
1 : oppressive power ; especially : oppressive power exerted by government -Webster's Disctionary


"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." ---Henry Mencken

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -- Thomas Jefferson



3 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, Blogger lajules said...

TheDeadChef salutes the Pro Fake Skakeboard Champion!

Italy was ruled, up to last April, by a coalition called "The House of Liberties." Deluded Italians voted, hoping for a liberation from high taxes and bureocracy. Insted the ruling coalition took the liberty to plunge the country's economy, revoke free speech, and sink Italy into cynicism. Thanks a lot!

The U.S. displays an even more disturbing use of language, so it is our duty to get to the real meaning of words before they are used against us. Let's check again the meaning of "terrorist," "hero," "miracle," "family" and so on. We need to do this if we want bring back common sense.

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger Alec The Bee said...

Absolutely. I think it's time to make George Orwell's 1984 required reading at all levels of education. Love is hate, peace is war and truth is scarier than fiction!

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous John the Bee said...

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way -- you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions." Aristotle.

 

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