HOW MANY FREEDOMS DO WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO HAVE? COULD IT BE CALLED INDULGING NONSTOP what we collectively do AND WAY TOO MUCH, BUT FOR HUMANS NOTHING IS TOO MUCH until it hurts? Going all the way to the deep end full speed is a fun way of looking at what we have ended up doing. Talk about freedoms is an interesting one. How about your fellow man and woman, are you accepting and non-judgmental to their endeavors, wishes and needs? Social norms may seem more accepting than they really are, even here in the open and free Nordic countries, which flow of refugees/immigrants is in part changing, we do say other than what we do and others have more freedoms than some. Muslims can have many issues especially what comes to how women dress and behave and how they think, Islam should take place here and be respected, which freedom and respect is too often much to ask. Respect doesn’t just fall on you anywhere. Freedom here too is such, that we can disrespect religions and make fun of them, all of them, that means critique them out loud and question. It is quite new a thing as blasphemy laws allow even art to disrespect the Holy or do they? Not so sure, since art is a religion kind of and ever so careful these days since Islamophobia is a thing. Islam cannot be critiqued at all. I don’t think so.
Art likes to support Muslims and Islam weirdly enough, so art is a safe space for the poor Muslims looking for peace and harmony. I just don’t know how much human rights you’ll find in the good old contemporary art and are their values Muslim proof? Maybe daylight is needed since even leftist ideals don’t really function there, so in that sense Muslim faith might be a right thing for the contemporary art scene to begin to see itself or the rest of us, otherwise religion is a far away world among perverts, abusers, bullshitters and opportunists, or hold on, maybe not. Jesus Christ!! To rebuild bombed cities would be a responsible thing to go and do, since responsibility is what freedom requires, right? That is what the left cries for, responsibility.
Female behavior is heavily monitored no matter how open and free we think we are, like look what she is wearing, she is too old over thirty. Women do think about the consequences and some what other people think, but boundaries must be pushed for thinking to evolve, just as religious feelings and sentiments must be challenged. Coming to the Northern Europe and think this wouldn’t be the case and we absorb Islam just because you say so and that is multiculturalism? Challenging Fine Art is just as dangerous as challenging religion, lots at stake like benefits and faces. They will destroy you, just try and poke some established power user. Female nipple being one interesting tender spot, get freaked out please. It is what catches the eye, isn’t it, but sexism is hard to do anything about. Enough is when someone says so, depending on who that person is, what is his/her authority, legality issues taken into consideration, right? What kind of legitimized victim position Muslims have and why, is a mystery to me. Freedom is what we want it to be, called our fundamental right and here it is very different in comparison to lots of other places. I don’t know how we see oppression having lived in such wealth, even lockdown is oppressive. We do not have freedom to destroy, but the so-called left thinks, it is fine since feelings are valid, important and all defining as are positions. Art the eternal and well-chosen on the side of the good supporting our mental well-being solving the biggest problems of humankind inside the white cube. Somebody throw a rock.
How much do we want to be free, let others be free the same way and is it an utopia, since we do dream about freedom quite much and fantasize freedom is something fantastic and up lifting and as it happens is easily taken away from us. What do we want from freedom is all the good and it is given, granted. Constructive or destructive freedom must be the question as we are also afraid of freedom. You can’t just go and do whatever.. You have the right to become an artist but.. but what, what but, I ask? There is no but. Men and women are definitely in different situation when freedoms are at play. How free art is I am still exploring and find it stuck to the old stuck-up. It is true women are in a hazardous place what comes to freedom and are hazardous themselves disturbing the peace and again hurting dear sacred feelings. Shouting my choice my body essentially is problematic and abortion is used as contraception, sadly, but. How much your choice impacts others must be asked and how much chosen pronouns must be in use by others and respected? Dictating is what narcissists do. Do whatever is what egoists do. Self-love and freedom somehow joined in with loathing.
It sounds the bestest thing, but we can’t handle freedom, freedom of others it seems, and it goes without saying we need many restrictions set for ourselves and for others to be safe and do the rational thing. Humans need to work with themselves and work in their lives to have stability and continuity and purpose. Life of an artist, the freedom illusion, which isn’t that free after all, is a perfect position to explore freedoms and what to do with little or nothing. Sex of mine makes it even more so. Safety being the weird contemporary bubble and demand for many people a necessity. No need to panic by flow of refugees/immigrants, by climate change, by war but be on guard. Is there somebody to catch you? Women have to think about safety all the time and plan for the catastrophe, which is just right round the corner. Allowing those who think differently and are different do and say freely, is oh so hard for the so-called left. Why do you like your circles so much? Are you afraid of something? Different can be dangerous just like in any middle class circle where shouting too loudly drunkenly is humiliating (look now she is drunk, we can harass her freely, is what freedom can also mean). There are too many freedoms, which is dangerous for democracy some think, for peaceful society and safety of those who like their bubbles. How can we handle the ultimate catastrophe when it hits?
Does social media threaten democracy since there are lots of people who are forbidden from using their platforms to speak on grounds they are themselves a threat and do hate speech? To speak hatefully is to say biology matters, sex is real and female body is very different to male body. The left fails, Trump wins. But even creativity needs strict rules and frames to evolve and grow and for us to be productive, how is it with free speech? I don’t need art system to control me. I feel they are the same thing, creativity finds its way as does free speech. It wouldn’t be creativity if it didn’t. Just don’t get discouraged by control freaks and people who can’t handle your opinions. Art and speak are restricted quite much in our free society. Somehow it looks like we don’t want freedom and don’t want to be free, only look like we are. Being able to travel I suppose, is the ultimate freedom experience for the contemporary human. Routines and everyday life kill freedom? Those who feel free to offend, because it opens up a flow of something, a battle, bring out the truth in stuck up places and poke fun and are absolutely necessary. Social media and its noise has made something to the speed and ways how we react, interact. Innovation there on micro level would be interesting to study and how societies get fractured and constructed again via internet and connection online, uniting people who wouldn’t have otherwise known of each other. Social media itself is democratizing. Activism today isn’t so much. It despises democracy and free speech.
Freedom the ultimate question, who is free and how should we define freedom we can accept and live with, more over who is the authority, who defines freedom of speech and how we speak, what is the right thing to say and why. What other can it mean than person is free to speak his/her mind everywhere if he/she wants without fear? To be able to say and do, express, we have to use consideration, supposedly we have lots of freedoms in Europe until we don’t. I don’t see it freedom to be monitored and be policed, that is restricting personal space and creating fear. Restricting freedoms has come to show in full through social media and pandemic, which entity SOME practices American idea of freedom, which we here in Europe need to consider as much as we can, but we are under the power of these massive companies. What does it mean and do we want to live by American ideals, movements and laws? Imperialism which big business is, not globalism to my mind, entertainment, intersectional feminism, neoliberalism, BLM, trans-ideology, penis is a female organ too accepted as such everywhere without criticism, because critics are silenced and everybody is afraid of losing everything. This culture is open to freedom to exploit, manipulate and rip of/ we are ready to be exploited, manipulated and get ripped of as a kind of constant and who is doing what in the end to the big issues we face. The user is left puzzled and without much means to influence on how one is used. Social media has opened up how addicted we can get and how easily manipulated we are. Freedom to think for yourself and weigh in on options gets easily lost, us silenced and banned. It is, you think you are doing the thinking, you think you are finding the best you. Social norms are slightly open in most of Europe, but people are freaked out by Poland and Hungary. Rise of the far-right happens when countries close their borders to immigrants from the Middle East? People also struggle to label things correctly and Nazis are everywhere now. Trump and white supremacy as well. Labelling Nazi a Nazi is to label a Holocaust denier, rightly so, who to my surprise continue spreading this horrible nonsense. How do falsehoods serve, we will see. Distributing disinformation, lies and simple falsehoods: freedom of speech is dangerous. Transphobic Nazi is pretty much anybody who objects to the lunacy of trans fanatics. We have to know better and totalitarianism didn’t only happen by Nazis. Polarization is stark and confusion about lots of things obvious. When talking about conservatives how many on the left wing think there are shades to the right? Media doesn’t favor such views. Defending women’s rights puts you easily to the conservative side and you will be shut out from social media and work, which could be almost a relief. Freedom is out there. Nazis give me the creeps, but they do make entertaining movies.. I mean, WW2 is the mother of all topics and one center piece of how post-modern Europe got made, changing clothes and stuff.