“Freedom vs. Money / Democracy and Capitalism"
What is freedom? I ask this question in the truest sense of the word, well, what I believe to be the truest sense of the word. As far as money goes, we all know what money is. But what I find to be interesting is the age old perception that money will bring happiness.
But can money bring a man or woman freedom? Well I suppose that in some cases the answer would be yes. I've elaborated over the combination of freedom and money which seems could be an anthem of a Democratic Capitalistic society. But the truest concept of the word freedom could be an abstract; while money would be material capital of any form by which, all people need to have in order to survive.
I believe that the power of the word freedom lies within an individual's perception that seeks to find it. But true freedom is not something material that can be possessed by hand, nor can it be summed up by any one definition. Woe to any who seek freedom and believe that they've found it, as if, whatever their personalized perception is of freedom has suddenly materialized to them.
Freedom is a feeling of tranquility and peace. When will people realize that true freedom comes from within? Although money can buy things that make us happy, unless a man is truly liberated within every sense of the word, every level and every definition of the word, they can't and are not truly free.
But the way of the world has many governments and many political systems. There are not many" Theocratic" societies on the planet that adhere to the laws of “God” within their political structure. But as far as some theocratic societies in existence encourage their citizens to seek spiritual liberation through prayers and/ or meditation; while many of their citizens reside in poverty. It seems that only anthropologist and excavators of ancient ruins are the ones who write books and film documentaries, about these ancient people. However, the poor starving descendants of that ancient society never have an opportunity to tell their own story. In most cases they've become victims of many different forms of exploitation. It seems in a "Capitalistic Democracy" there is no place for "God and His Laws" in such a society. They mistakenly “idolize money” inadvertently as a “god” representing freedom. Therefore those who only seek wealth and riches and happen to obtain them will say and believe that they are free. Quote "I am living the American Dream and I am financially free" etc.
Meanwhile the prison industrial complex is part of a system that is designed to target an over whelming amount of minorities in particular "blacks" in order to physically take their freedom away. Systematic oppression is only one of the many powers of a Democratic Capitalistic Society. In capitalistic society Freedom costs money, mind you, lawyers, taxes etc It seems practically anything is permitted by the law within a “non Theocratic Democratic Capitalistic Society.” Therefore, “immoral man laws” are often legalized, not “God’s Laws.” Thus, there is no room for "God" within a non “Theocratic” Democratic Capitalistic Society. In a society there is suppose to be a separation between church and state, to enable secular individuals, and religious establishments, not to intermingle or desecrate donations etc., meant for church vs. state. Otherwise donors and/or leaders could try to implement their own bias and agenda i.e.) political versus the congregations needs thus desecrating the “pastors, and/or community leaders.
My final conclusion is that within this world both Freedom and Money go hand in hand. People need Freedom like children need love. Most of the world is deceived to believe that having money is freedom. Or that to live within a Democratic Society means that they are free. Do You?