freedom – the word these days. We look at the Free Democrats, her king: it's on again. Yes, but we are not witnessing a crisis of the concept?
freedom: "The world has never found a good Definition for the word freedom" already knew that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the 19th century. Century. Up to today, has changed only somewhat, as more and more parties try to the Definition. But what is to be welcomed, because from the confrontation with the word continuing sense of the following search.
this is the source. All the world wants you, needs you, the personal, the political, the business, the artistic, the freedom of the Individual, the freedom of the Other. The freedom of opinion, the freedom to do something, said the freedom from something, such as the former Federal President Joachim Gauck. And all of the world takes for himself the benefits of freedom – but to the obligations arising from it, reminds.
Meanwhile, prices for freedom will be awarded the Brandenburg prize for Freedom every two years. Why? In order to keep the idea of freedom and not just her memory. Because the times are so: freedom is the theme, where we look where we look at the political, social, and digital. Everywhere it comes to freedom of the people, the thoughts, of the spirit, in the civil law, in the market economy, in the truly liberal sense.
It is a lesson from the Void. Freedom remains only a word, if it is to be experienced. A prerequisite for that freedom by the sense of freedom of expression and right. If that is undisputed, there is a meaningful discussion of the rights of citizens. For this purpose, a set of Robert Kennedy, the best President the USA never had fits. As he spoke in 1963 of freedom and responsibility, he said that free speech was "in the night of tyranny is the key to the light". Less pathetically expressed: Say, what is the first step on the way to what is supposed to be an improvement in the circumstances. Kennedy thought of the tyrannical leader of his time. His speech fits but the leader of all times and in all countries, also in his.
freedom is allowed, no other word for disillusionment
the search for meaning is one thing, but it needs to lead to ideas on how freedom is continually developing. This explains, at least in part, the loss of Reputation of the term. Freedom seems to lose against (misconceived) safety: Rather, everything should remain as it is; a departure or break can mean uncertainty. Prefer to remain unsaid, what is; the truth can be uncomfortable, and to change urge. A truth, however, remains unheard of, having no social power, kindled no enthusiasm about any progress that has been fought for, does not promote readiness, on the way to the necessary change to move forward.
freedom may not be another word for disillusionment. That is why it is good that freedom of speech is also the right to listen in. This does not apply to preserve it, but to emphasize – and for the civil job in the liberal democracy. So understood, freedom will be reversed, a political cipher for participation. A "justice policy" on this basis, as the two-time presidential candidate, Gesine Schwan, warned of the need – could lead to the re-conquest of the primacy of politics over economist extremist, technizistischem, simple, instrumental way of Thinking and Acting.
such A notion of freedom would, therefore, create a call, a civil society, the new, alternative ways to responsibly discuss, and organize solutions to problems across a try. So freedom as a powerful expression of a supra-national citizenship sense of belonging? This would not be the worst Definition in these times.More about
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the Free Democrats have to try it. All.