Monday, June 12, 2006

Passionate about liberty

From Karl Hess' posthumously published autobiography, Mostly on the Edge (1999):
"Liberty for me boils down to a passion, somehow instilled, but a passion nonetheless. I have never been able to see my own passion for liberty as coldly rational; it just burns there, like the sort of love that causes you to suddenly cry, as I sometimes do, when I look at Therese in a certain light of day or a glow of night. I have done the same thing thinking about the sheer good feeling of doing work freely, without coercion, of doing it well, of building something, of thinking something. Love, passion, liberty."


At 5:35 PM, Blogger texlahoma said...

I can relate. I hate to see people being conned out of their freedoms.

At 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those words capture my feelings nearly exactly.


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