I was half watching TV the other day when an ad for a documentary came on. It was about a U.S. navy carrier and life inside of it.
The synopses showed a female crew member stating something along the lines "We're here for freedom!" then proceeded to bomb the shit out of some third world country.
That got me thinking, what is freedom? Some people think it means letting the wealthy do whatever the fuck they want, to others it means being able to drive your dad's car and coming back home at four AM without your parents screaming at you.
I have my own personal definition. It's difficult to explain in words alone but it goes something like this: freedom is having the means, resources and opportunity to lead a dignified, secure and fulfilling life regardless of one's race,sex, religion, political allegiance or social status.
Freedom is sometimes used as a unifying banner but I suspect that freedom means different things to different people.
What does freedom mean to you?