People do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” – Sigmund Freud

Just look at our president now and the government in November 2013. They spend as though dollars have no meaning and it can be printed like play money, China owns a little more of America with every debt we don’t have money for and unless someone demands our leaders to act in responsible ways, China could own America one day!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 1st, 2013
8:15 a.m.

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4 thoughts on “People do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

  1. hmmm…I wasn’t criticising your ideas about Obama….because that is not the point. What I was getting at was that in a country of mixed views about privacy and freedom, it is impossible to protect everyone, be totally secure from outside influence and please everyone because, after all, privacy, fear and inconvenience are relative ideas.

  2. I love those quotes you posted! Very profound….however I’m not sure your assessments/comparasons are reasonble. The Sigmund Freud quote is true in the fact that it describes society’s selfish/unrashional mindset as a whole. I don’t exactly see how that has anything to do with Obama or his policies.

    The second comparason between Obama’s statement and Ben Franklin’s is unfair. Obama is simply pointing out the rational theoretical idea that if something (in this case a country) is 100% secure (safely locked down) and 100% private (no one can see or get to you….which means you can’t see or get OUT) then aspects of your life will be more difficult to do. For instance, a movie star has security and tries to be as private as possible…..which makes them inconvenienced when wanting to do normal things in public.

    The quotes by the way, are not the same. Ben’s straight forward message is that people shouldn’t sacrifice liberty for security. Obama is contesting people’s irrational need to be fully protected from fear without having that protection be involved in their life. Think about that!

    • I am sorry you dont agree with my feelings about Obama but I am glad you like the quotes I select. Freedom is something I value in our country and if the leaders dont start making decisions for the betterment of all, we might lose that privilege.

      Paulette Motzko

      • hmmm…I wasn’t criticising your ideas about Obama….because that is not the point. What I was getting at was that in a country of mixed views about privacy and freedom, it is impossible to protect everyone, be totally secure from outside influence and please everyone because, after all, privacy, fear and inconvenience are relative ideas.