The Rapidly Shrinking Idea of Freedom…

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, America’s freedoms are eroding quickly.  “National security” is paramount and people are being governed by an induced state of fear.  Rights are being trampled so that we can feel “secure” and “safe”.  It is interesting because it has played out much like George Orwell wrote in “1984”.

In an article today on, Noam Chomsky writes about deterioration of the Magna Carta, the standard for governance in western society.  Chomsky doesn’t sugar coat anything in the article as this is his intro…

Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.

That should be a matter of serious immediate concern. What we do right now, or fail to do, will determine what kind of world will greet that event. It is not an attractive prospect if present tendencies persist — not least, because the Great Charter is being shredded before our eyes.

So how will we look at the millennium of Magna Carta?  Will we mourn its demise?  Will it even be relevant or remembered?  I somehow doubt that there will be a celebration.


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