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Are we truly free?

"To see what is in front of one's own nose needs a constant struggle." - George Orwell.

A project called "Creating Freedom" collects various essays, films, and other work of art to discuss the subjects of power, control and freedom. (http://www.creatingfreedom.info/)
From Howard Zinn to Steven Pinker, "Creating Freedom" has consolidated interviews from investigative journalists, historians, psychologists, and more.

The trailer of the film The Lottery of Birth raises the question as to whether we are really free.

Is freedom an absolute, or a relative, condition?
Does freedom truly exist, or is it simply an ideological concept humans created to consolidate the restricted nature of our lives?

Are we truly free?

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  • Apr 11 2012: Yes, we are. Right now.
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      Apr 12 2012: Hi Rhona,
      Is freedom a momentary condition? Can somebody be free at one point and not at another?
      • Apr 12 2012: I wonder if you possess the answers to your own questions. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and I share a similar position about questions. You may wanna check out what he had to say about questions. Since I live in the USA, I feel free to create my own religion, which, of course I have done. One of the things in my religion is: It is a sin to ask or answer questions. Perhaps you understand why I reached that position. I acknowledge that I sin occasionally. But I believe we have better communication by expressing ourselves in ways that are not answering or asking questions. I try to use all of my freedoms to the max. I feel deeply appreciative of all of my freedoms.
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          Apr 13 2012: I wonder what your school would be like if your religion ever started its own private school as some do. :)

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