On Society versus Authority, Where Do Our Genuine Liberty Arise From?
“…Freedom of Nature is, to be under no other restraint but the Law of Nature…”
John Locke / Philosopher and Theorist
What is our most essential and imperative core for survival? Is it merely a physical need? If we feed them, then we’ll always live through? As a human being, we have often overlooked that critical thinking or simply being skeptical and dare ourselves to question everything, is our most substansial feature. We are all born with beautiful mind and yet we have shamelessly ignored their presence and blantantly smash their function, in the interest of dominant and massive influence of power system. Now, if we evaluate again our history on fostering freedom and democracy : have we gone down the right road? or have we deviated from the course?
Under “freedom” and “democracy” that the powerfull elites have firmly established throughout centuries ( and yet we have silently condoned) , is what has contributed nothing to strengthen humanity and it’s values. On the contrary, it brings forth more horrific vices to destroy it. From extreme nationalism and fearful obedience to blind patriotism and irrational belief. Those are only a handful of most malicious and wicked attributes, being enforced by the elites in power, to dominate our interest and to restrain our independent thinking. So, where do we must to start if we want to search and achieve a true and genuine freedom that is based on democratic virtues? The only answer is : within ourselves
We must to trace our steps back into the state of nature and therefore we can begin to envision the most ideal way of life, which is based on the natural law. And the grandest nature of all that governs and so does determine our pathway in life is reason. Reason isn’t just a fragment of institution but, it’s the most vital part of human competence that plays a major role to shape our fate and shield our ideas. In the absence of it, it allows a powerful force to infiltrate, take over and displace our reason with faith-based doctrine that deliver more venom than cure.
As what John Locke theorized : the only law that we must to abide is the natural law cause, that is where a genuine freedom going to emerge. We must to remember that a good society should be built on great design and foundation to protect every individual’s rights and defend every individual’s interest. The nation and government must to serve us, not the people who should surrender their freedom and become submissive toward authority. Submitting yourself to arbitrary rules is a major infringement toward law of nature. It parallels humanity to calamity. It’s a doomsday for human survival.
Written by DHANA
About Young ContrarianI'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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