3 March 2010

The Five Freedoms

Jay's comment on my post about the shoe-bomber opened my eyes to what a free society we really are, now that we have voluntarily surrendered those so-called 'liberties' for which our ancestors fought and died. Instead we have:
  1. Freedom from want, no matter how feckless and indolent;
  2. Freedom from meaningful education or preparation for adulthood;
  3. Freedom from proportionate punishment for harmful behaviour;
  4. Freedom from any less comfortable form of self-knowledge;
  5. Freedom from early mortality consequent on unhealthy living.
Oh brave new world. Bliss was it in that dawn . . .

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