what are you doing with your free\dom?

greek bondservant

[greek for bondservant, who, after being a slave set free, chooses to serve]

perhaps.. we choose to serve.


perhaps .. the only way freedom will grow.


burke freedom law

none of us are free


bishop freedom law

orland bishop quote


i can never be mlk long


thurman interconnectedness law

interconnect thurman.png


(for me/us) the curiosity/experimentation we did was really about how to set people free.. what we found was that curiosity penetrates deeper than decision making.. more of an offense/aliveness than a defense (responding to a finite set of choices et al) and it is at this core where free\dom (getting/letting the whales out of sea world) can begin (again)


most common attribute of people who are waking up: loneliness

But our desire to fit in and be accepted is slowly being drowned out by our desire to be free.

like overcoming the big – attachment trumps authenticity.. as a global authenticity.. one ness..


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As long as you remain within that field of the culture, of society, of greed, of envy, of achievement, you are not a free human being. You may think you have free will, but you are just part of this monstrous society, a conditioned human being. – Krishnamurti

voluntary compliance .. manufacturing consent.. wilde not us law.. freedom.. spinach or rock.. et al


from graeber on caring labor and free dom – on this podcast:

49 min – why not instead of production and consumption we substitute caring and freedom.. caring primarily aimed at maintaining another person’s freedom.. what would you do to the world if you reimagined it that way.. t


graeber on bs jobs

WhiteHawkSpeaks (@WhiteHawkSpeaks) tweeted at 2:57 PM on Wed, Feb 13, 2019:
“David Graeber on capitalism’s best kept secret” by @PhilonomistEN

I suggest a Spinozian theory of caring labor. Caring work is aimed at maintaining or augmenting another person’s freedom. And the paradigmatic form of freedom is self-directed activity: play. Marx says at some point that you only achieve true freedom when you leave the domain of necessity and work becomes its own end. That’s also the common definition of play. Mothers take care of children so that they can play. Maybe we should have that as a paradigm for social value: we take care of each other so that we can be more free, enjoy life, experience freedom and playful activities. And we will have a much more psychologically healthy and ecologically sustainable society.

free\dom and play

gray play lawfreedom to quit

gray play deprived law


from david is funny:

52 min – it’s almost as if they’re trying to redefine freedom as owning a piece of your own perpetual subordination.

1:51 – democracy becomes this strange system where freedom means being able to own a piece of your own permanent exploitation

graeber and wengrow freedom law


from david graeber‘s debt (book):


freeborn: crime; slave: necessity; freedman: duty.. what is significant here is that the sexual subservience is considered the duty only of the freedman.. not of a slave.. this is because slavery was not a moral relation.. the master could do what he liked, and there was nothing the slave could do about it

the most insidious effect of roman slavery however, is that thru roman law, it has come to play havoc w our idea of human freedom

by 2nd cent ad however, this had begun to change. the jurists gradually redefined libertas until it became almost indistinguishable from the power of the master.. it as the right to do absolutely anything, w the exception, again, of all those things one could not do 4206 in digest, the defns of freedom and slavery appear back to back: ‘freedom is the natural faculty to do whatever one wishes that is not prevented by force/law.. slavery is an institution according to the law of nations whereby one person becomes private property (dominium) of another, contrary to nature.. in fact, the defn intro’s all sorts of complications.. if freedom is natural, then surely slavery is unnatural.. but if freedom and slavery are just matters of degree, then logically, would not all restrictions on freedom be to some degree unnatural? would not that imply that society, social rules, in fact even property rights, are unnatural as well?
yes.. all that.. unnatural
still, even in this new medieval world, the old roman concept of freedom remained.. freedom was simply power 4243 this is a tradition that assumes that liberty is essentially the right to do what one likes w one’s own property. in fact, not only does it make property a right, it treats rights themselves as a form of property.. in a way, this is the greatest paradox of all.. we are so used to the idea of ‘having’ rights – that rights are something one can possess – that we rarely think about what this might actually mean.. in fact (as medieval jurists were well aware) one man’s right is simply another’s obligation..
historically, there is a simple – if somewhat disturbing – answer to this.. those who have argued that we are the natural owners of our rights and liberties have been manly interested in asserting that we should be free to give them away, or even to sell them.. modern ides of rights/liberties are derived from what came to be known as ‘natural rights theory’ from the time when jean gerson 4256 it followed that there could be nothing intrinsically wrong with say, debt peonage, or even slavery. and this is exactly what natural rights theorist came to assert
yeah.. rights ness .. big red flag
abuses will exist in any system.. the important thing was that there was nothing inherently unnatural or illegit about the idea that freedom could be sold.. before long.. similar arguments came to be employed to justify the absolute power of the state.. thomas hobbes was first to really develop this in 17th cent.. but it soon became commonplace.. govt was essentially a contract, a kind of business arrangement, whereby citizens had voluntarily give up ;some of their natural liberties to the sovereign.. finally, similar ideas have become the basis of that most basic, dominant institution of our present econ life: wage labor, which is, effectively the renting of our freedom in the same way that slavery can be conceived as its sale


total freedom

escape from freedom

as if already free ness