… for nothin’ left to lose.
Me and Bobby McGee
What is the concept of freedom?
Is it something cute to wrap the flag around during political speechifying.
Is something to be doled out in measured doses in order remind us that is it there but we don’t want to wear it out. Something like company linens.
Perhaps freedom is accounted to the few and the many are given a facsimile of, fredum..you can buy it on the corner in New York.
There is much to lose if we do not see freedom as the one of the cornerstones of a just and civil society.
There have been times, such as the Witch Trials, when people were given a label to which there was no defence. Given trial in which there was no justice. And perfectly nice people, friends, neighbours rushed to give evidence all the better to disassociate and save themselves.
It is disheartening to realize that we have forgotten so much history.