On January 6, we experienced what happens when freedom becomes too free. How is that even possible though, that such a benevolent value, and one embodying the civil philosophy of an entire nation, could produce actions so reprehensible? To answer that, you have to go back to 2020, a time of fun, in spite of the consequence.
More than the practice of massive populations burning meat and invading coastal regions for a 24hr period, Old Glory stands as the empirical symbol of each American man or woman’s personal manifest destiny. Fun is the byproduct of the flag and what it represents; freedom. And nothing bore a greater witness to that singular liberty than Americans celebrating July 4th of 2020 in the middle of a global pandemic that required disciplined social distancing and protective mask wearing.
It was a shift in the use of freedom and one marked by a laser focus on individual goals and desires. Americans were bold in their assessment of what they wanted, and damn the country and what it needed as a whole.
As such, cooperation became a casualty of this swing from the benign nature of freedom. Other faces of the virtue have also died recently. Truth had been an early loss. Very early.Continue reading