The Unraveling of Freedom

via Daily Prompt: Unravel

There was a time in America when freedom of thought and expression was not only tolerated but promoted. Differences of opinion were discussed civilly and public discourse was interesting. At some point we gradually turned debate into assault, slander, and malicious intent to destroy any person who seeks to think autonomously.

Politically there are still those who don’t identify completely with either party. Their stance is central, being somewhere between the two. They are the ones who had the luxury of education that enhanced individual initiative. Following the masses like lemmings seems to be the course plan in today’s institutions. Students are actually reviled for expressing competing views from their professor’s unmovable, unshakable love for his or her own intellectual prowess. Many give up all research into opposing outlooks. Academia has not only sought to brainwash students to follow only a strict course curriculum to limit individual thinking but it has ostracized faculty which encourage it.

There can be no explanation for this behavior of higher learning restrictive dictatorship other than a plan to control not only the thoughts of future productive citizens, but to control the future itself and to unravel freedom entirely. These people believe themselves to be progressive when their agenda is suppressive. I encourage parents to beware of mainstream academia and carefully seek out the rare campuses which elevate individual advancement.

© Phyllis Weeks Rogers 9/10/18

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  1. I noticed you came by my site, so I followed you over to yours. I noticed you are from East Texas. I lived in Longview from 1970 to 1975. I remember Lake Palestine and Lake of the Woods (I think I got that right). Thank you for your interest and I’ll start following you. HUGS

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    1. Thank you. Where do you live now? I’m a native Texan born in the Houston area. I lived there 26 years. I’ve been in the Tyler area since then. Most of my years have been on this lake. My soul is more comfortable in a rural setting. Thank you so much for taking the time to come by.

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      1. Phyllis. For me it’s a pleasure and honor. This post that was shared is important because of the fact that we are losing our freedoms little by little. The reasons is that the extremists (especially the Left) use insults to cow us into submission. The same has applied with the MSM Right. It is hoped that America does NOT lose its freedom otherwise we return to the Dark Ages of previous centuries.

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  2. There was a great debate about this here too. I believe people deliberately stir resentments and then when they get challenged they cry freedom of speech and use it as a dog whistle. Jordan Peterson is an interesting case. He sometimes make very valid points but too often I believe freedom of speech these days can mean right to imsult and abuse. There needs to be a balance.
    I believe a good rulenof thumb might be,
    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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