Monday, September 24, 2012

Professional COMM 9/24: Ben Franklin on Security vs. Liberty

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." ----- BEN FRANKLIN

I think that this quote applies very well to our current times, even though it comes from the time of the founding of our country. We are so concerned with the illusion that has come to be called security that we are willing to give up almost anything. I would ask: what are we trying to protect and secure? Is it merely our existence that we seek to preserve? Or are we looking to preserve some accumulation or notion of wealth and status? What good is a life that is not endowed with the liberty to choose direction? I think that Benjamin Franklin and the other founding fathers of this country would be a bit frightened by what we see going on in the world right now... war on a larger scale... economy dictating justice and the definition of security. I think all that we are securing right now is our very own special part in DOOM.

1 comment:

nickelbag nitro said...

Sir DOOM is an asome game just putting that out there, but in the case of your blog i think you right on what the importance of this counrty really is. Not for the overalll safety of the people but the demise of them.