Still fighting for freedom

2016-05-24 06:00

Whether you’re fighting a just cause, breaking the law and infringing on other people’s rights is wrong and should be discouraged.

Community leaders, union leaders, student leaders – if you entice violence, vandalise property, intimidate or force people to be part of your cause, what do you call yourselves when you look in the mirror? A leader, freedom fighter or activist? You are in fact an oppressor.

Freedom is the right of an individual to act out of free will. If you have a handful of people willing to protest with you for a just cause, without any tactics, you can pat yourself on the shoulder and rightfully call yourself a leader.

“No-one but ourselves can free our mind”, so what right do you have to force people to act according to your will?

Society is falling apart because we fail to recognise freedom for what it is – the respect and tolerance for another, even if they don’t see things the way that you do.

This freedom has been fought for and in many instances died for.

Carmen Nazier Ottery

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