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Old 07-28-2009, 04:37 PM
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Default What is Freedom?

I recently attended an Anarchist Book fare fund raiser which involved a movie about aggressive activists against capitalism and the system. First off, I am quite comfortable in capitalism and being a part of the system. One of the things repeatedly mentioned in the Anarchist approach is a quest for freedom.

The thing that bothers me is that in the movie we watched, freedom was never defined. I'm not talking the arms waving in the air, "I'm in tune with the universe" stuff. I'm talking an empirical definition of what freedom would mean and a working example of a modern society that can provide things like health care, food and civil order.

So here's my question; what does freedom mean to you? I actually feel very free. I have been to many Arabic states, all over Asia and the U.S. We have it pretty good.

Last edited by River; 07-28-2009 at 05:26 PM. Reason: added question mark to title question
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