Well. I suppose there is some question of Freedom actually existing in some humanly, relatable manner. The defenders of Liberty will say that Freedom is life lived with coercion. Basically, in the consideration of Freedom, its defenders are satisfied that term can be reduced into meaning, “Freedom from being messed with by other human beings.” What can we say about this dimension of Freedom defined? That Freedom is a religious and philosophical construct that only exists in the minds of human beings. The anarchists have the same problem; their social model only works on paper. In the real world of flesh and blood, an anarchist state cannot exist because people are social beings. They will form associations and affiliations with others of similar patterns. There are not many people in the world who could “go it alone.” The Individual is no match for the organizational and compounding effect of the Group.
As a society, we have made much of the exceptional, those of superior talent and skill. These beings are made to the “exceptions to the rule” of the inequality of the current system, and of course, justifying the inequality as a “necessary” component concerning human progress. But Why is suffering necessary for human progress?
Suffering cannot be justified for any reason. Fyodor Dostoevsky says as much in his masterpiece, The Brothers Karamazov, where Ivan Karamazov, the atheist, asks his younger, religious brother Aloysha, this question:
“Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end… but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature … And to found that edifice on its unavenged tears: would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell me the truth!”
In Christian theology, who is more “free” than “God?” The Freedom to Torture infinitely is one of the most divine rights God has given Himself, for He is said to have created Hell for that singular purpose – to infinitely torture those who rejected Him. Speaking to Dostoevsky’s point, Freedom is necessary for one to hold another in all kinds of human bondage. It can be said that Freedom makes slavery possible, and even desirable! Why? Because it’s all about money.
The word and definitions of “Freedom” need to be studied closely and purified. We need to understand what we are really saying when we throw these hypnotizing, high-concept words around.