Steven Weiner, computer specialist and Aesthetic Realism associate, writes:
The important word freedom is so often used—and misused—in our nation today. But what does that longed-for thing, freedom, really mean, both in our own lives and for our very troubled country? “Freedom & Our Purposes” answers this question, logically and magnificently. You’ll gain new, vital knowledge about your life and about what’s occurring in America right now, as you read the exciting, deeply clarifying latest issue of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known!
The commentary by Ellen Reiss begins:
Dear Unknown Friends:
This issue of TRO is about Freedom—as a recent issue, TRO 2067, was, and as many others in various ways have been and will be. Freedom, after all, both in history and in everyday thoughts, has some of humanity’s largest feeling with it, most intense longing, and also some of people’s biggest mistakes.
In the fourth canto of Byron’s Childe Harold there is the famous and beautiful line “Yet, Freedom, yet thy banner, torn but flying.” Byron wrote that in 1817. There had been the victory of the American and French Revolutions, and he saw that throughout Europe, people, including “ordinary” people, wanted what those revolutions stood for: they wanted a freedom that they were coming to see as their birthright. It is the freedom to live in this world without wearing one’s life away merely to get some kind of food and shelter; it is the freedom to partake in a nation’s opportunities on the same basis as any person—because we are all equally human beings. Byron passionately wanted this fight for freedom to win. And he hated the vicious unremitting effort to put it down, by those who felt one’s nation should be owned only by certain favored persons….Read more