What Actually Defines Freedom?

“…I don’t like the spirit of socialism — I think freedom is the basis of everything..”

Bertrand Russell – British mathematician, philosopher and social activist –

still : bertrand russell, the most important voice for opposition against war and totalitarianism

still : bertrand russell, the most important voice for opposition against war and totalitarianism in 20th century

The most pertinent critics that had ever been produced, is the body of work written by brilliant british philosopher bertrand russell. In 20th century, his essays have tackled a wide range of issues, spanned from political ideology to organised religion. One of his most fierce and adverse criticism was his attack on the rising of socialism in the early 20th century. He contended that marxist idea of socialism, while in theory advocate egalitarianism, abolish private ownership and diminish social class but in practice, was diverted into an abusive and malignant power of totalitarianism which ban democracy and violate human rights. So, what actually freedom is? Who is more worthy of defining the concept of freedom? bourgeois system of feudalism and capitalism which historically had enslaved mankind or classless revolution that bring a dictatorship into being? Bertrand Russell possibly would have said : Neither!

by DHANA

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About Young Contrarian

I'm Dhana, a native indonesian who currently reside in holland. I always consider myself as a natural born 'rebel' and highly skeptical free-thinker. 9/11 attack is the most defining tribulation and turning point that had extremely affected and had completely altered my frame of mind. Nowadays after i re-shaped my thought and strengthened my stance, it leads up to a handful of highly critical propositions toward imperialistic and genocidal forces that has burned this world up! My other foremost indulgences and pleasures are cinema, politics, science and blues music! those are my biggest pleasure in life! i also have few secret that have been stifled for so long : learning baseball, making a good career as a film director, producer and independent entreprenuer, Plus.. studying spanish and french language! I wish i could have a mastery in those field someday ;) ~ Best Regard from Holland~

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