The Price of Freedom is Responsibility

Posted: March 17, 2011 in Politics, Thoughts
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The Price of Freedom is Responsibility

There is a price for everything in life. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it a million times over, because it seems that we dont give a moments thought to what the cost is to receive what we so desperately want.

We believe that such and such is what we need, and we would be so much better off for having it. We convince ourselves, even when the truth is we wouldnt be able to maintain what we receive.

The part of our mind which is all ‘want want want’ is able to fool the rest of you into having a firm belief that we deserve something, we would be able to handle it, be improved by having it, be able to appreciate it and do so much better with it then others.

This is true on a personal level and on a socio-political level also.

Recently across the world, (and in the past), our history has been dominated by nations rising up, overthrowing their ruling regimes, and crying out for change….

-They then throw down the Government

The dust settles

Adrenalin dies down

Testosterone levels settle

Reality sets in-

That is when fear takes over, and a creeping, unnerving realisation rises to the surface, and it dawns that whilst they cried ‘OUT OUT OUT‘ they had no idea who they wanted ‘IN’!

And so the thumb twiddling begins. And whilst people mill around kicking rocks, and looking at each other with ‘I dunno’ expressions, the masters of manipulation roll up their sleeves and get to work.

The Price of Freedom is Responsibility. If you are going to call for the end of something, then have a plan, have an alternative. Or all you’ll have is the same old b.s, but through a different face.

Your zeal and passion will be without reward and your circumstances wont change. You called for an end to monstrosity but all you got was another monster.

Emotions drive us… but thought is what elevates us.

It is high time we use our minds and refer back to the guidance sent down to us to present the world with an alternative future… before they completely rob us of the chance.

Your Thoughts?

Yours Truly

Zishaan ”ZuZu” Shafi

  1. Michele says:

    A nation has to be ready for democracy. If they are not ready, then disaster ensues. A good example is Iraq.

  2. Haroon says:

    Very well written and my thoughts exactly. Planning is crucial but in the moment of heat its hard to think ahead and all you see is the present.

  3. Laura says:

    You are right in what you say. However I think that, if there is such a fire burning into the heart of a people, and this fire makes everything explode, maybe they ARE ready for something else. I think Iraq was different, because the situation was highly manipulated by west powers: let’s only think about the fact that probably saddam hussein had accepted to go on exile but USA decided to begin the war anyway….
    thank you for this post, well written.

    • Thank You- youre very right, its the fire of emotion which drives us, but we need to control it with thought which elevates us. And again its true what you say, its difficult to do when others try to manipulate the situation.

  4. We all are or have fought for what is freedom. in algeria we did it with the arabs and were defeated, then with the french and won.. yet now we face another disaster a regime that is mafia and military.. we did not do things the right way,, libyia is going to get screwed also. the new draft of the constitution does not give rights for the amazigh. they need equal rights as well.. i have started a petition to try to safeguard their rights.. please sign it and pass it along..
    it is everyone’s duty to try to help with human rights around the world

    may one day our world find peace and tolerance

    • Thank you for coming by Mazryah. Youre point is completely true, and I too pray for a day when the entire world can live under truth, light and justice.

      Hope everyone who views this page supports your petition.

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