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Human freedom

Dante Alighieri

Dante’s Comedy heralded the revolutionary uprising known to us as the Renaissance. There is, says Dante though the mouth of Marco Lombardo in Purgatory XVI, a part of the ‘Mind in you, that the sky does not have control of’. This free component of the mind defines the individual as human. If it ceases to be active through worldly distractions, the individual assumes a beast-like quality. And ‘if the world today goes awry’, Marco adds, ‘the cause is in yourselves, search for it in yourselves’

The world came into being in an act of spontaneity. There was no pre-determined reason for its creation, which was an act of total freedom. The spontaneity of this act was likened by Dante to a child at play who turns eagerly to what delights it. Such unrestrained freedom became the foundation for positing our own human freedom. It is because we were born out of this spontaneous action that we can go on believing that there is such a freedom for us.


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John Dunn

Quote every hour: No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. Ezra Pound

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And who is promoting the One world schemas? Who is funding the anarchist, Marxist and liberal Left? Their faces will not be revealed. Suffice it to say that financial globalism is the final victory of Spinozism.
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