posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:00 PM
I don't think it is necessary to use labels to describe Naomi Wolf, it is irrelevant to catergorise her social philosophy and commentation. If it is
important to address her in a manner for resonant identification, then fellow-American, or fellow-citizen should be enough. As a lady citizen she is
both very worried and very concerned to what has over-shadowed the sense of America as being truly the 'land of the free', because clearly...it
certainly isn't: definately not in the same contextual sense as the 'idea' ingrained culturally.
Be that as it may, Wolf has provided two clear edifying books warning on the stealthy neutering of American democratic society. The idea of which
remains ambient in the hearts and minds of Americans, but legislatively prohibits its expression and defence. To understand the reasons why the
freedom of expression of 'freedom' is legislatively prohibited now in most places, not only in America, but most western countries, one needs to
educate oneself to whom the real enemies of democratic freedoms are, and why they have sought to dilute that freedom of expression of freedom?
Ultimately, it is vast corporate interests that want to corporatise all societies, and run them as businesses, turning the status of 'citizen' (of
whichever country) into the status of 'employee': effectively turning the world into a 'hive' society, and most populations into worker
drones...to do with as the corporate interests see fit. Our societies are being stealthly moulded into such corporatised extensions. Its greatest
impediment, its largest obstacle in its way to fulfilling this goal is 'individualism', because individualism by its very nature carries within it
the very essence of the urge for freedom and self-expression, America's birth was an embryonic nation's expression for self-individualism,
self-autonomy, self-nurture, but of course, over the succeeding centuries, this has been diluted drip by drip, because the people (descendents of the
people alive at the time of America's founding) allowed it to happen.
Such an allowance is/was not a fault, but a flaw. You cannot have a 'free' country if you do not participate every day to ensure it remains free,
even if your participation leads to your death. It is often the case that for future generations to be free to some extent, it is necessary that their
ancestors paid for their descendents freedoms with their lives, because freedom is always under attack fom those to whom you entrust its keeping.
Freedom is not, never was, and never will be free...it always requires sacrifice. Many generations can pass before there is a call for a sacrifice to
be made, and I now believe we in the western-world are on the cusp of being called to do so. It may take the losing of your country (or some other
country) before one becomes resolute and fortified to be willing to make that sacrifice.
Don't misunderstand my contextual usage of the word sacrifice, for I am not advocating it through the manner of violent struggle, but that of
peaceful protest that disrupts the status quo. Such peaceful protest and civil disobedience must occur without violence, nor matter how much violence
is visited upon you...there must be no retributive reaction, otherwise it will fail.
The corporate interests that have shut down the democratic process of free expression of civilian anger, and the pathetic politicians whom are on the
pay rolls of the corporate interests, do not want things to be halted; and indeed, it may take the complete and irreparable breakdown of societies to
return back to the very idea of 'democratic freedom', and if that happens, great sacrifices will occur, but out of it will emerge a more powerful
idea of citizen participation in the running of the country. It may be the next required evolutionary step in the civilisation of our species, for
such a struggle will undoubtedly bring us all together, it will break down the racial and dogmatic barriers that have consistently been used to keep
us all apart.