The Issue of Freedom
Freedom has been a rallying cry for reformers and revolutionaries throughout human history, and it is too important to be ignored. Freedom has various definitions according to different individuals and times. Nevertheless, freedom involves the inhibition of war through social order, and individual choice, as well as the liberation of the independent spirit.
Freedom can make war avoidable. From the Stone Age to the Atomic Age, human kind has been fighting against anything which is an obstacles by using swords, shields, and, now, hydrogen and nuclear bombs, with seriously destructive power and influence. Warmongers are convinced that wars bring them peace, comfort, and freedom, in spite of their trampling down others' existence and independence, which those victims have struggled for through time, patience, and effort. Those who in power positions yearn for initial war, which brings them much prosperity either through more property or greater power and respect, are more concerned with their individual freedom; winning satisfies and meets their definition of freedom: Might creates the liberty of choice for them. Nevertheless, there is no freedom in war because of the absence of a choice to regret for those caught in the struggle. …
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