A Meditation

Both on the question itself and the need for its asking.

23 responses to “A Meditation

  1. They won’t ask that question. They wont know to ask it. It would be like me asking someone “what was honor like?” The next generation will think they have freedom, just like I think I have honor. But previous generations have different definitions of honor, and it doesn’t include what passes for honor today. We have a definition of freedom, but the next generation will too. There will be little overlap.

    If each generation had the same original definition of freedom, and of honor for that matter, then would we even need to have this discussion? Would we even be in this situation?

    Would the Freedomistas need to be preparing for what is to come?

    Would Carter have been able to mandate Social Security?

    Would FDR have been able to make the New Deal?

    Would the Civil War have even been fought?

    Would the Whiskey Rebellion have even happened?

    • “The next generation will think they have freedom, ”

      just as you think the poLICE are the good guys…

      GFYADA

      • I avoid police at all costs and refuse to talk to any of them, ever. You’re just angry because I got under your skin when I asked you why you don’t do anything about them. You don’t have any balls. Now you’re wasting your time chasing my comments around the blog.

        Good. Keep wasting your time, bitch!

    • Def worth your time to read, although I would argue that it succeeded with the whacking of Joe’s kid.

    • DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

      Good read. My only criticism, if you will is that it did not start with FDR. It goes back much further. William McKinley, who saw the true horror of the War of Northern Aggression, was goaded and cajoled into the war with Spain by that midget psychopath, Teddy(and his Wall Street handlers), and the yellow journalism of the Hearst-Pulitzer newspaper dynasties. Its all horrible and, since Amerika has called the tune for so many years, it will really have to pay the piper.

  2. Answer: It was an uphill battle that never ended

  3. The taking of life’s blessings for granted is a path to losing them..Every day your feet hit the ground is a good day. Death by violence is a way of life for many. The violence inflicted upon the unborn is also the most unjust.No regard for the sanctity of human life leads to the collapse of civil behavior. The most vulnerable being butchered and mutiliated de-sensitizes the human to depravity and disgusting behavior.
    “The road to hell is paved with baby’s skulls.”

  4. Masthead meditation:

    What “freedom movement”?
    I know what those individual words mean, but collectively they are a null set.

    If anyone sees a “freedom movement” anyplace, kindly mark it with surveyor’s tape and send us word on where it is, and what it looks like.

    By contrast, the tyranny movement seems to have no end of both wholesale and retail outlets, pretty much everywhere.

    • I also don’t recall any mission statement (hardly surprising given the lack of said movement), but if there’s a citation of something or other in the same time zone as a general reference, perhaps we could start there.

  5. singlestack

    They’re going to damn us. And we’re going to deserve it.

  6. a follower

    What was the illusion of freedom like?
    There seems to be a difference between freedom and liberty.

    • It was not an illusion to drink raw milk, own whatever kind of firearm one wished, be reasonably sure that one’s mail and telephone calls were not being intercepted, ignore a seat belt, and build whatever one wanted upon one’s land.

      The purveyors of “liberty” are generally rule makers more interested in the rule than individual freedom.

      • Jim Klein

        Proof positive that the bad edges out the good. “In any compromise between good and evil, only evil benefits.”

        Only one way out now—No Compromise.

        • Grenadier1

          Law of Entropy. Outside of constant maintenance, all systems are doomed to breakdown and fail.

    • i remember when cops were peace officers…
      they were mostly cool guys…
      they were looking out for you…

      now they are thugs, and the only reason they don’t get whacked wholesale is the population is suffering from extreme Stockholm Syndrome.

  7. FrozenPatriot

    Don’t know and don’t care to know.

    Don’t know because the .mil and .le gluttons of the paycheck/pension trough can’t be bothered to do what we paid them to do, and that which they took an oath to do. Pathetic.

    Don’t care because freedom is just another name for licentiousness. It includes the freedom to murder, rape, loot, etc. Liberty is far more desirable, as it has limits defined by morality and the Author of morals, and respects the liberty of others.

    Big and​ important difference…

  8. Virgil Kane

    I don’t know, sweetheart. I’ve never experienced true freedom.

  9. Nothing is free and based on the conditioning of our educational system most have been convinced the price of freedom is racist.

  10. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  11. What was freedom like?

    Who knows – we’ve never had it since the mid to late 1800’s. But we have lots and lots of privileges – tones of privileges that our fearless leaders can take away at any time.

    But we call our privileges freedoms so that we don’t have to think much or start a new government. That way we can watch more football.

    Our privileges are fantastic as long as you don’t piss off some government elite or the local cop, as their privileges are much higher and have a wider latitude than ours, the peons.

    But don’t get it wrong – we are plenty happy with our government permission slips as we keep those who over see us in power election after election.