So long as ‘freedom’ is defined as freedom for the powerful to loot and plunder the weak, and ‘democratic politics’ is eroded to its present condition of The Con and the Conned, then ”freedom and democracy” are aspects of a problem, NOT a solution.
The ”Free Market’, for which wars are fought, does exactly what it is designed to do : not create a harmonious economy, but turn the already rich into the super-rich, and the organized working class into the disposable poor.
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’
’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”