Freedom! what does it mean to you?
The feeling that I know I have the power to do what I want with my life. I’m really the only one who ever stops me doing anything. Was talking about this earlier as we were talking about the girl from Saudi who ran in the lympics completely covered. Big step forward yet still so much oppression. I think I’d kill myself of I had so little choice in my how I live my lifePosted 5 years agoprojectMember
as above non of us are free, we are all controled by big companies, the governmnet and families, about what we can do and say and how we behave,if we had real freedom we would descend into anarchy as everyone of us has different morals and ideals we conform to, some feel free to let dogs crap where they like, and let their sprogs run out of control, others feel this is wrong, but there atre rules and laws restricting those fredoms.Posted 5 years agoTuckerUKMember
Freedom is the individuals right too choose in any given situation, circumstance or decision that affects their life!
And as infant genital mutilation is tolerated even in those countries purporting to be the world’s most advanced and/or civilised, it is plain that ‘freedom’ is but a distant dream.Posted 5 years ago
Freedom is being able to protest against the government about freedoms in hunting and farming and not being beaten up.
in the UK freedom is having to ask permission of the government if they would mind awfully if you could maybe have a demonstration, at an allotted time, in a place of their choosing, and still get kicked in by the police.
Remember hearing Hazel Blears on the radio saying” the great thing about the British public is that they don’t mind loosing civil liberties in the name of security” the terrorist bogey man is such a gift to whichever government is in power as they can pretty much stampede the gullible into whichever direction they want as long as they put the face of the agreed bad guys on it.
We now have more surveillance of the general public in the UK than most dictatorships. Given that UK surveillance technology was sold and used against the protesters in syria we have no “freedom” it just a Dictatorship with pretence that your vote will change anythingPosted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
^^^^ timely reminder there Siddh?rtha Gautama
I loved how ‘we’ rehabilitated Gadaffi then distanced ourselves again
Thankfully we have always stood side by side with Saudis….no hypocrisy therePosted 5 years ago
I would also extent the right to protest to more than “country” folk and i can remember many others having their rights curtailed far more whilst protesting.
Its a mental state but you also need to live in state that allows this as opposed to a totalitarian one. Most live somewhere in the middle as basically folk dont agree so we have laws that you agree with so they dont restrict you and laws which you disagree with which do restrict you.
I believe that it is as i stated above but also this
It is our right to be treated fairly and evenly, as in equality.
For example if I go into a situation and someone decided to treat me unfairly, or to cause me to have to deal with extra problems, do extra work or basically acts in a way that is detrimental to my quality of life.
We can then say that I am a slave to their desires or selfish needs. Or if I am paid far less than I should be for something or when doing something, then again I become a slave to the will of others.
So the limits of individual freedom can be measured in the amount of choice we have but also in how I am treated and how that treatment by others affects my quality of life and mental state!Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
We now have more surveillance of the general public in the UK than most dictatorships.
Banging on about surveillance is a red herring. Looking at people in public is not a bad thing. Gathering information on them and using it to stop them doing lawful things, that’s bad. Is that what they are doing to you?Posted 5 years ago
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