Freedom, in a pandemic

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  1. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 13 months ago

    In my freedom, I choose to be a responsible citizen. I freely choose not to put myself first, but to act in the interests of the elderly and vulnerable. Freedom is about giving, not taking. Because when we, the free, give of our freedom, freedom grows. When we take, freedom dies.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What about give a little more and take?

      1. Paraglider profile image88
        Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure what you mean by that?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          You don't get 50-50 in this world, so I give a little extra to everyone, some how even more comes back. Never give too much, or they could disrespect you for that.

          All you have in life, is what you give away.

          The huge problem with the pandemic, its really a plan-demic

          1. Paraglider profile image88
            Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            "The huge problem with the pandemic, its really a plan-demic"
            I don't think so. Had it been planned it would not have been so chaotic or such an undiscerning blunt instrument.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I and my circle of love ones in our entire lifetimes, have ever experienced the world turned upside down like this. How chaotic or abusive do you want for everyone to be on their knees in every way, over this covid world order?

              If you want to continue giving to the greedy billionaires club who really do well for themselves. Yet generally people continue to go through their fires of hope, so be it.
              I have faith in people and strong individuals who leap over the fire with a greater strength in holistic perspectives with love.

              1. Paraglider profile image88
                Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                The pandemic continues to devastate the social landscape and probably will for some time to come. It is further dividing society as it is much easier for the well-to-do to weather the storm. If we are lucky, there may follow a reordering of society along lines of greater equality, or at least less inequality. But the signs of this happening are few and far between.

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Are you afraid of something? Like mass selfishness? Like mass disregarding of the elderly and the vulnerable? Like mass not-giving and just-taking, like not enabling our freedom to grow?


      Well that is pretty scary:
      Not letting our freedom grow.

      1. Paraglider profile image88
        Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Personally afraid, no. But I am concerned at mass posturing of selfishness in the name of 'freedom'. The 'libertarian' version of freedom doesn't produce a free society. In fact it is antisocial and oppressive or true freedom which society has a duty to defend.

        1. Paraglider profile image88
          Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          oppressive of true freedom

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            By your truth it is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed”.
            Who are we oppressed by? the wealthy 1%, the US military complex or china?

            From my experience and studies, power by the people, is the only true positive change throughout history.

            1. Paraglider profile image88
              Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Recognition of the right not to be oppressed is the primary driving engine of freedom. Denial of that recognition is the characteristic trait of all forms of totalitarianism, whether overtly military or institutional/economic.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image74
                Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                This plandemic is another attempt for over obedience to totalitarianism. On every level and worldwide. As the the people get too sick and tired from this great abuse of power. The pendulum will swing the other direction.

                1. Paraglider profile image88
                  Paragliderposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  By styling it a 'plandemic', are you buying into some or all of the conspiracy theories surrounding the origin of the virus or are you just referring to the attempts to orchestrate a meaningful global response?

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image74
                    Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    I'm very intuitive about large world events. Been preparing for this for 10 years. For now, most are slaves within our homes. I missed my opportunity to go live in Colombia, but could not leave my daughter behind. Things will be getting worse before they get better. Call it a conspiracy theory, as few of those have come true.

                    My visions from my heart and gut have not steered me wrong. Not as nearly as trusting of the State and the wealthy as many are. Wail many are on their knees right now, over the covid world order.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    Freedom is the bottom line, after all.

    In our democratic republic, what (else) enables freedom, do you suppose?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Freedom is in my top three means to an end, after health and love first.

      The handling of the covid harms all three. Covid is not even near the top 10 ways to die, according to world health organization. Without patient zero the vaccines wont work or for freedom. I'm wonder when the people are going to wake up from this possibility of genocide by their own choice.

      My living nightmare is becoming true, i didn't escape to Colombia, the biggest mistake.

 
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