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An entertaining presentation about the Philosophy of Liberty. A Spanish-language version can also be viewed under my Other Submissions.
i think i agree, or at least i think it made alot of sense to me. nice work, that kinda stuff takes alot of thinking to come up with.
I'm glad it made you think, thanks for reviewing it.
I agree with Randolph,that this is an too idealistic way of thinking.You say that to give other people a government is suppression byy sure,though you don`t consider the many cases it was or would be necessary to do(f.e. Saddam or other dictators).
Sometimes people can`t give themselves their own leaders,so others have to help them.According to your movie it would mean that they forced the leaders.
If we see opression that really bothers us, I say we act individually to help. Wanna get rid of Saddam? Haul over to Iraq yourself with like-minded people and do something about it. I will not delegate my government to do it for me.
Good Presentation, But...
At one point, you say a leader/government is only virtuous and just when they are the product of free choice. But you also claim that we have no right to interfere with the leaders/governments of othe people, no matter how they are chosen (you then present symbols representing gaining government through election, birth, and violent coup).
Leaders that come to power through birth or a violent coup are not freely chosen. You have a contradiction. Applying this philosophy today, we have no right to remove Saddam, even if he came to power through military violence, but his rule should be taken away, because it was not the product of free choice. You need to ammend your philosphy on this point so the contradiction no longer exists.
Every political party believes that they are following the philosophy that you presented. But how they should go about achieving it is what causes division.
Actually what was said was: "No matter how officials are selected, they are only human beings and they have no rights or claims that are higher than those of any other human beings." Saddam, Bush and even the Queen of England should rule only those who want them as their ruler and leave each of the rest of us the hell alone to chose our own leader, or none at all.
Show that to bush!!!
Hee hee, send him the URL (though, of course, only his staff will see it):
I usually don't do this but....
Have to admit it this pretty much makes sense. No better way to put it.
Fernando accepts a difficult mission from a suspicious guy who buys him some yoghurt.
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