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We’re There Any Wars Truly Fought Over Freedom?

Can you name one war, besides the Revolutionary War, that was fought over freedom? No idea is more fundamental to Americans’ sense of ourselves as individuals and as a nation than freedom. The term in our political vocabulary, freedom—or liberty, with which it is almost always used interchangeably—is deeply embedded in the record of our history and the language of everyday life. The Declaration of Independence lists liberty among mankind’s inalienable rights; the Constitution announces securing liberty’s blessings as its purpose. Freedom has often been invoked to mobilize support for war: the United States fought the Civil War to bring about “a new birth of freedom,” World War II for the “Four Freedoms,” the Cold War to defend the “Free World.” The recently concluded war in Iraq was given the title “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Americans’ love of freedom. Obviously, other peoples also cherish freedom, but the idea seems to occupy a more prominent place in the United States than in many other countries. Despite, or perhaps because of, freedom has never been a fixed category or concept. Rather, it has been the subject of persistent conflict in American history. The history of American freedom is a tale of debates, disagreements, and struggles rather than a set of timeless categories or an evolutionary narrative toward a preordained goal. And the meaning of freedom has been constructed at all levels of society—not only in congressional debates and political treatises, but on plantations and picket lines, in parlors and even in bedrooms. Founded on the premise that liberty is an entitlement of all mankind, the United States, from the outset, blatantly deprived many of its own people of freedom. Do you feel free? So this brings us back to our initial question. Can you name one war that was fought over freedom? Well… can you? You need to understand that it is no such thing as a war being fought for “freedom” That is just a phrase that government gives to unite the country under the cloak of patriotism. Wars have always been fought over territory, trade or power . Back in the olden days, and there is a resurgence of it lately, wars were fought over religion. The war in Iraq , for example, is being fought for access to the middle eastern oil supply. It’s working rather well, I might add. We now have bases in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, and if we hadn’t got bogged down in Iraq,... read more

What Disappoints You So Much About Society?

What is it about society that disappoints you? Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit? The world itself just one big hoax, spamming each other with our burning commentary bullshit, masquerading this insight; our social media faking this intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I’m not saying anything new, we all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games books makes us happy, but because we want to be sedated. Because it’s painful not to pretend. We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities. We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year. We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections. We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people. We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments. We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use. We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development. We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version. Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” We’ve seen over and over again how our ways have brought us to a point where we are destroying everything in our path, so the question must be asked, isn’t it time for change? Are we fully capable, honest, and determined enough to look at our past, where our actions and thought-patterns have brought us to this point, and now do something completely different in order to restore balance? If you want to know the source of most conflict in the world, you might begin by looking in the mirror. Are you awake... read more

France: Protestors Rise Up In Their Millions Against Ruling Class

French protestors are rising up in their millions against a ruling class determined to take away their rights. There is anarchy on the streets of France as the mainstream media continues to suppress the scale of events. Thousands of masked protesters and police fought running street battles in France this week, with police using water cannon to quell rioters who hurled projectiles at them and destroyed storefronts, joining the millions of French citizens who have protested against new anti-worker laws that are designed to protect and enrich a wealthy elite at the expense of ordinary people. The protesters in Paris represent all working class people united, mobilized, and resisting the greed of globalist elites. Police involved are violently fighting against the people and protecting the interests of the ruling class. However as the government, police and mainstream media continue to suppress this important movement’s progress, the people continue to rise up. Western mainstream media continues to suppress information regarding the scale and intensity of the revolution taking place on French streets. While the world distracted by the Euro 2016 football championships in France, the elites are taking away people’s rights and blood is being shed on the streets. America has been doing this for years and most you don’t even care. Are you awake... read more
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