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    Freedom means never having to apologise for your beliefs or your right to express your opinion peacefully and without fear. It is inalienable, and it applies to everyone. It's important to remember at times like this.
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    (Original post by s.a.u)
    Freedom means never having to apologise for your beliefs or your right to express your opinion peacefully and without fear. It is inalienable, and it applies to everyone. It's important to remember at times like this.
    Then we are not free, never have been and almost certainly never will be. For example, there's a reason people gossip behind people's backs: they fear the repercussions of the target knowing their opinion. This is true of every society.

    Young children and people with social disorders are 'free of fear' when speaking/acting.
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    (Original post by saywhatm8)
    Then we are not free, never have been and almost certainly never will be. For example, there's a reason people gossip behind people's backs: they fear the repercussions of the target knowing their opinion. This is true of every society.

    Young children and people with social disorders are 'free of fear' when speaking/acting.
    I just gave a simplistic definition and tried to encompass what it means to me, especially in the context of recent developments. I take your point. What is freedom to you?
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    Freedom isn't free
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    We aren't free are we though, its an illusion. You can't go round streets of Britain being racist or pro Nazi or homophobic. It's incitement of hate so its a crime therefore you can't say whatever you feel like.
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    If you want to be truly free, just become a professional football player.

    You can rape and pillage without repercussion!.
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    (Original post by A5ko)
    If you want to be truly free, just become a professional football player.

    You can rape and pillage without repercussion!.
    Apart from jail time and not being able to work ever again.

    Without repercussion.
 
 
 
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