Freedom is the degree to which I am not liable to any thing, idea, individual or abstract reality that limits my existence. Reason needs freedom for its very existence. If I take up a job to further my career, it is only that I am liable to that individual or organization that limits my existence though the job or organization caters to my existence in providing me with an opportunity to make money which is the most important entity for freedom. Will I limit my existence for making money? It is a compromise I must reach or indulge in an activity which places me in a position to be free from any bondage to anyone.
Though money is important, the freedom is more important as it germinates reason, the building block of knowledge.
I am able to take critical study of my situation only if I am free to do so otherwise I am reclined to dogmatism as taking up what others think I must take up as dogma.So without freedom religion becomes a dogma. Hence having a job and visiting the Church is an instance of dogmatic behavior and deserves any criticism.
The study of God or the soul such that I am aware of it without going to any experience means it is transcendent and I could study the scriptures without any experience of it through pure reason, But for this to happen, I must be free in the first place. There should not be any constraints.
The freedom is to choose the series of cause and effect in such a way that there is no liability to any cause which in turn defeats the very sense of freedom. If we choose a deterministic world, we end up loosing our freedom as the laws of nature invariably bind us to the inevitability of fatalistic universe.
So in the end to be free we must choose indeterministic world where we are not bound to any cause as shown by the quantum physics.
The books, the all sort of books are the foundation upon which a dream city or a promised land could be built.The men of ideas have proved before them that the mind that revolves around the books is not feverish in its course but a mind that arouse the sleeping civilization from its dreams or broken records of self indulgence.So the books become important in the course of history.
Right from the invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century, it was destined for the poor man to console himself with the ideas of freedom and liberty.The poor man yearned for the freedom to be equal in the society with the writings of Voltaire and Rousseau.The printing press and hence the books played vital role in enlightening of men in the various ages of the modern civilization that books now embody the spirit of knowledge and domain.But the books could also represent a fevered mind languishing in the citadels of power when the regime turns out to be absolutely totalitarian.Under such circumstances the books could become the source of anguish and the history of men proved that such languishing mind in yielding to be free have brought upon with itself a feverish need to be enlightened.
This wilderness that man spends his time to be in the company of books proves that the ideas attained in the great revolutions like the American revolution, the French revolution and the Russian revolution would always be imbibed in the spirit of romance of the ages to come in the wake of men of knowledge.The wilderness of books is the passage of time in knowing oneself ,one’s position in the world and the state of man’s affairs.The rulers around the world must realize the importance of democracy and the role played by the books in bringing about the change.
If belief in God is concerned there is hardly forthcoming to reason anything worth reasoning other than God.I am occupied with the mundane that concerns itself with the material gains from a system.It is the basic criticism of capitalism that it counters what is the damn material we follow.The material concern in philosophy is the opposite of ideal where the only cherished thought exists of the ideas.I want to illustrate the concept of matter as the beginning of all ground for the historical materialism of Marx.Then the capitalist formed the model of matter that it was supposed to be unassailable and silently the capitalist induced in the idea of religion to keep the thoughts about the matter as capital growing among the masses.I am not demigod to understand the nature of thought put forward by the capitalist.The first essence is of the idea of competition as the right to the cherished ideals that man follows.The capitalist preaches that the ultimate good is the good that has borne itself out of the competition of others.He doesn’t value the collective will unless it is used to produce his wealth.Other than wealth there is no utility in organizing people.The only utility seen by him is the individual working up for the capitalist ideals by forsaking himself to live a world of competition where everything is considered to be commodity.He preaches the market is the sole judge of society’s worth and the completion is the sole arbiter of individual soul. Matter to God he introduces the idea of religion so that the workers remain in conflict usually mental to lead a life of riches.Out of the competitive world there is hardly anything left for the capitalist to cherish the commodities.The brotherhood of man as a catalyst of change suffers. The end of the doom is no doubt the death but the capitalist kills the soul very early during the educational process where the idea of employment germinates in the mind of the student who if conscientious rebels soon.
Media control.There is nothing better than media being controlled by those who are in power right across the world and for those who wish to make decisions for the others as elected members of the respective states. There is common will up for controlling all that goes into the press,on air on radio or on television. All are the traditional means of communication and let alone the social media where the communication is on the lines of thought control at the places where opinion matters the most and then using the social media to decide for making the consent go viral for the partisan or petty foreign policy needs.
Media is not an ancient tool for thought control but a persuasive message building exercise for the democracies that think its there task to build up false opinions or persuasive thoughts while going for imperialist demands fulfilling as an economy booster.The resources in the world are rare and the competitors are many so who gets what is decided by fabricating consent with the traditional media and the internet. The internet is a guarantee of the technology global companies usually American to fix up the content that drives the users more towards the side of irrational than that of rational.It is well documented fact that its easy to control the irrational as in the case of Nazis than the rational.
The capitalist systems are breaking in the world as the user goes more capricious than ever in the wake of technological revolution that has engendered freedom of speech besides exposing culture to other cultures.Today the byword is ‘global citizen’ who makes decisions that affect us globally like climate change than the narrower decisions about the national prestige and so on.So it becomes our duty to present information in the global world as transparent as possible.The trend is towards decentralization of the power as evinced by the currencies of technology like bitcoin and the traditional ways of manufacturing consent should be disallowed by releasing power to people slowly so that they could make decisions for themselves than the party bosses who play the rigged games sitting in the comfort of their penthouses and driving the media and the world to manufacturing consent.