What is the Leviathan? ”The Leviathan” is a book by Thomas Hobbes (1660). Any book can be read and interpreted differently depending on the perspective of those who choose to chew on the words within. But for me, Hobbes’ “Leviathan” may be just as pertinent (if not more) than “1984″. Hobbes’ “Leviathan” spawned an early consideration and theory that has become known as “Hobbesian Theory” The theory argues that the people should happily surrender some of their liberties/freedoms and in return the Leviathan (State) will promise and provide absolute security.for those that are willing to sacrifice freedom for security. Tragedies/wars are an unfortunate reality in the real world. Utopia is not. I, for one, would gladly choose to live in a bit of fear than not enjoy the liberties and privacy that have been given to me by my creator and celebrated by this great experiment that is the United States of America.
A Facebook update from a friend caught my attention:
“Conservatives have learned how to do video calls on our CB radios. Figure that one out.”
Interesting… Having wrote, “Somebody, Please let me know when it’s OK to Freak Out!” a few months earlier, I find myself asking that question again. Realizing that the world can’t be change in a few weeks time, a person finds a way to calm themselves with hope that there’s still time – it can still be changed. It’s not looking like it.
I say that because the very next update in my Facebook timeline was this…
Democratic Congressman: ‘Not Fair’ To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else
These pompous bastards believe they are not “subject” to the laws they make. It is their belief that “We the People” (WTP) who are their “subjects!” And as of today, many people in America are ready and willing to play the role, not realizing they’ve just been cast as the useful idiot.
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