DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
A couple of months ago as I was cutting grass, and I found a couple of baby rabbits nesting under my deck. A couple a weeks went by and each time cutting the grass, the little rabbits would scurry to safety. I decided to trap them, build a hutch and raise them. I baited the trap and the next morning I found that one of the rabbits had been trapped. That afternoon on my way home from work I went to the pet store to purchase all I would need to raise this rabbit. When I arrived home, I found that the rabbit had a cut on the bridge of its nose. I realized that this rabbit wanted nothing more than to be FREE and that it would cause harm to itself to obtain the freedom it KNEW. Although it would eat everything I placed in the cage for it, it still wanted to be FREE in its natural state, to run and go as it pleased and do what rabbits do. In order to domesticate this rabbit I would have to break it. If I kept this rabbit, it could take months but more than likely it would take a couple of generations to break the natural state of its wild and savage spirit. Fresh water, an abundance of food, safety from the natural elements were of no concern to this rabbit, it only wanted to be FREE! How long did it take mankind to give up on its natural state and accept civillization and become dependant on governments for survival? Has mankind lost its touch with nature, to want to maintain the natural state of existance? If so can mankind ever get back to that existance? How long will it take? Can the children who have never known such freedoms regain that state? I have alot of questions just thinking about that little rabbit, wanting nothing more than to be FREE!
Both the dog and Negro are in dire straits huh?
Dr. B, I've also heard the term, "inflicting your will on your opponent" in regards to sports. This also made me think of the Lord's Prayer, ..."Thy will be done." If "we" have free will, why is this prayer asking for the Lord's will to be done? What if this Lord's will is contradictory to one's own?
I found one of the definitions of "will" to be: to make subservient to the will of another; to subject to the strenght of the will of another; to control, as a hypnotized person, by the will.
In the future, we will investigate past thoughts about the subject matter, until then, keep looking at the different threads that have been posted about FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!
That rabbit knew what freedom was. He knew that freedom wasn't being contained in a cage waiting for someone to remember to feed it and keep it warm. Any wild animal knows that food and shelter doesn't come easy, you got to work for it.
Every human is born free but they later give it away. Somewhere along the way humans mistaken freedom as acceptance.