FREEDOM IS IN PERIL

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“Our forefather, Aleister Crowley wrote that we “have the right to live by our own law.” This is not a call to anarchy, but to openly and shamelessly be whom we are, to demand the freedom to be this person, and to defend the rights of others to be their true selves. Here he also says that we “have the right to love whom we will, when, where, and how we will,” quoting from our Holy Book, The Book of the Law. What truer statement of individual freedom and spiritual expression can there be, when through the act of love we connect with the divine?”
— Beth Kimbell, Sexual Freedom, Spiritual Expression


“I understand that we need to take every step possible to keep America free from the threat of terrorists and saboteurs, but we should always keep in mind that Freedom makes America great. When we remember this, we also have to remember that Freedom comes with a price. That price may be as steep as our lives or the lives of those we love.”
—Will Bridewell, Preserve Your Freedom


“Are we supposed to feel this shame over our triviality, our mean-spiritedness, our PoMo irony, our consumer frenzy, our hatred of the body and of all nature, our obsession with gadgetry & “information”, our degraded pop culture, our vapid or morbid art & lit, & so on & so on? — or should we defend all this as “freedom” and our “way of life”?”
—Peter Lamborn Wilson, Crisis of Meaning


“Let him tarry here, who is not strong for the great work. In freedom he might be lost. So fledge your wings fearlessly, ye humble ones!”
—Austin Osman Spare, The Book of Pleasure


“Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice must be proclaimed and practiced by all members of the Moorish Science Temple of America. No member is to put in danger or accuse falsely his brother or sister on any occasion at all that may harm his brother or sister, because Allah is Love.”
The Divine Constitution and By-Laws of Moorish Science Temple


“Sin is defined as Restriction: that is; the setting of limits, or the desire to set limits, to any thing that is, seeing that as above set forth the true Nature of all things is to fulfil themselves in all Ways. Yet though all things be thus lawful in themselves, it is often Restriction to act, and Freedom to refrain. For that Freedom is worth the other, and each case must be judged by its own Nature.”
—Aleister Crowley, The Djeridensis Working


“If we abrogate another’s freedom to gain our own ends, our own freedom is thereby jeopardized. That is the cost. If we wish to assure our own freedom, we must assure all men’s freedom. That is the technique.”
—Jack Parsons, Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword quoted at Shared Obligations by Beth Kimbell


“For example, “reform” and “democracy” have now become code-words for the forcible imposition of commodity relations on the former Second and Third Worlds. “Freedom” means freedom of corporations, not of human societies.”
—Hakim Bey, Against “Legalization”


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