Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech …. By Len

Responding to Reena’s Challenge #140. Going by the dictionary, it is
“a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US.”
I would take it ahead to celebrate emancipation or liberation of any kind – physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

Toni Morrison,Beloved

I read a very scary statistic. While two thirds of Seniors, like myself, believe that democracy is the only viable form of government, only one third of millennial’s believe in democracy and are willing to try other forms of government. Have they been studying Hobbes’ Leviathan in university? Do we need a strong ruler, beyond challenge, that makes us behave ourselves, keep us from destroying each other. Do we need our Putin, Erdogan, JinPing.

Here’s another thought. What will be the expectation level of future generations…

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