Friday, December 4, 2020

The Unending Political Battles

"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed.” ~ Thomas Jefferson. To Jefferson’s saying, I will add that we cannot expect to sustain a culture of liberty in a feather bed. If people desire to keep their country free, they have to push back against the designs of the despots day after day. Conserving a society is a relentless struggle; the political fight never ends. No society can reach a stage where there is a Hegelian style “end of history”—ideological and strategic evolution of both sides, the side of liberty and the side of despotism, will never end; it will go on relentlessly till there are humans on earth.

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