Category Archives: Freedom

History Is Us. There Is No Alternative.

If we wait for history to present us with freedom and other precious gifts, we risk waiting in vain. History is us—and there is no alternative but to shoulder the burden of what we so passionately desire and bear it … Continue reading

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The Battle Against the Tyrants

During the past two years, the saner sections of the human race have been comparing the powers used by their governments, to a period in the last century; that of the dictatorial regime in Nazi Germany between the 1930s and … Continue reading

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The Milgram Experiment: How Would You Respond?

In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram, a Yale psychologist, conducted experiments on destructive obedience to authority. The aim of the experiment was to understand the extent to which people would be prepared to obey an instruction, if it involved harming another … Continue reading

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A Small Act of Defiance

Real life accounts of people who have bravely stood up against injustice are inspiring. Whether it is from the past or from the present, I have found these narratives of interest as they put my own life’s experiences into perspective. … Continue reading

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Which Would You Rather Be: Fed or Free?

Last month, in her speech at The Democracy Fund event, Dr Julie Ponesse posed some questions to her audience: How free do you feel? Raise your hand up if you felt more free 2 years ago? How about 10 years … Continue reading

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What Can I Do?

Let’s go back in time, a few years. Say, it is 2015, right now. There are topics to discuss, problems to be concerned about, and politicians to be critical of. But, it’s okay. I am reading the Cat blog and … Continue reading

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Compliance Is Not a Virtue

In September this year, Dr Julie Ponesse, Ethics Professor at Huron College at the University of Western Ontario, was dismissed after 20 years in her job. She lost her teaching position for questioning and refusing to comply with her employer’s … Continue reading

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Something Doesn’t Add Up

During his homily at the Church of the Epiphany, Fr. Thomas Dufner spoke out against the totalitarian COVID-19 vaccine mandates. ‘The Church stands for the family’ and the ‘rights of the individual,’ he said. We might be bullied into something … Continue reading

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“No One Grants Me Freedom, For I Am A Free Person”

This speech by Christine Anderson, a German politician and a Member of the European Parliament, was given at a press conference supporting the rights of workers against the mandatory Digital Certificate. Here is a transcript of the speech. “But it … Continue reading

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Enjoy Freedoms Like Travelling

I am genuinely amazed at how fast the language has changed: Under current recommended regulations in Australia, citizens are encouraged to be vaccinated to enjoy freedoms like travelling. The NBL won’t mandate vaccinations, but has made it clear players won’t … Continue reading

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