I try very hard to keep myself from posting pure political opinion or emotionally charged content. We all have opinions and so many other websites are there for you if you wish to get your heart strings tugged on. I mostly like to post things that I feel are pressing matters of the environment or its people, as well as some stuff about my own efforts in sustainability. But I also am a philosopher, and what is politics if not a bastardization of philosophy? I like to stay even keeled, I like to try and be objective, but when it comes to freedom, I am not very compromising. Of course it is this pensiveness that is my reservation about making a post titled liberty, but if I am to be honest with my reaaders then I should continue.
There seems to me to be a great misconception about liberty. I don't think the issue is particular to our time, but I think the misconceptions are perpetuaded by the media, among others (politicians and stooges). In fact I think our forefathers in America were the exception and far from the rule in their appreciation for liberty while in power, and yet even they ultimately failed on multiple accounts. Obviously, there is their belief in liberty only for primarily rich white males, but also, as is growing quite clear, they seem to have failed to make their documentation of our country fool proof enough (we are the fools) to avoid the slow slide to tyranny. As we redefine liberty in the modern era, what seems to myself to be apparent is that we are leaving behind their successes, changing around their failures, and are largely placing ourselves in the same boat as our forefathers' forefathers.