Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Freedom to do what?

Freedom is perhaps the word of the 20th century, so you might think this topic had been sorted out.

What we see however is the quite vacuous idea there are restraints on you becoming "your self." One is not suggesting the restraints are imaginary, but rather the end point is worth examining. An example is Tim Burton's movie about Alice in her usual milieu. Our herowhine finds finally she can make decisions for herself. Decisions to do, decision to accomplish, WHAT.  But the story NEVER gets that far.  The waltdizzy fictionalizing of --really everything -- winds up with characters who can now be captains of their own barks. But where will these watercraft sail TO?

For some the interest is in the inability to even see the question.