Is Freedom an Illusion?

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Short answer: Yes.
This post deserves a lengthy reply. Very interesting.

The Politics of Writing

Let me be very clear when I say I do not mean free will, that is a different discussion. When I talk about freedom I refer to complete liberation. So many ideologies pride themselves with liberating man from government, social expectations,

Liberty Leading the People- by  Eugène Delacroix Liberty Leading the People- by Eugène Delacroix

religious and moral standards, ect. But whether complete liberation is possible is still up for debate.

A man can be free of government in the case that there is no government, but he will not be free from man altogether. The abolition of government still leaves social rules to dictate the actions of man. Let’s say a man lives in an anarcho-syndicalist society and they have just freed themselves of the shackles of government. Any rules that the society puts forth, as just as they may be, limit the man. For instance that man would not be free to take things from…

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