Listening To The Rain

Listening to the rain. Safe inside, no fear of the midnight knock on the door. I am at peace free to think my own thoughts. No pyres of burning books, no sound of jackboots coming over the hill. Only the noise of the comforting rain wild and free.

5 thoughts on “Listening To The Rain

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      I believe that it was Churchill who said “democracy is the worst of all possible systems apart from the alternatives”! The free world is imperfect but when one looks back at Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Russia and (today’s) North Korea the imperfections of democracy pale into insignificance. Thanks for your comment, Cheers, Kevin

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  2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

    Reblogged this on K Morris – Poet and commented:

    Yesterday evening I got into a heated (though civil) conversation with a dear friend for whom I have great affection. My friend said (in response to my defence of freedom), that “freedom” was “just a concept”. Freedom is certainly not just a “concept”. Freedom is the right to criticise the government without fear of arrest or (in extreme cases) death. It is the right to peacefully enjoy any property you may own without the constant fear that it may be confiscated without compensation or due legal process. The absence of freedom is the Nazi concentration camp, Stalin’s gulag, Mao’s Cultural Revolution and the desire of a myriad crackpot utopians who try to create heaven on earth and end up creating hell. Freedom is, of course sometimes talked about in abstract terms. However it is much more than a mere concept, and we as writers should be strong in its defence.


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