Freedom between Reality and Fiction

I think that freedom as a concept has not been determined accurately so far. The great efforts exerted by writers, thinkers and philosophers to give the real meaning of freedom is a clear evidence of the depth of its meaning. Freedom, linguistically, could  mean a lack of restrictions. In case of the disappearance for one of the restrictions we can practice some kind of freedom.

For example, there is political freedom which is realized,  in practicing politics openly at the individual level or within a certain political organization without restrictions or obstacles opposing the state or the authorities. There is also social freedom which is represented in the exercise of certain behavior even if it is contrary to tradition or what is customary. There is religious freedom which means free choice of religious belief that one wants.. Another kind of freedom is a trade union freedom which is to strike and submit demands of workers, users and staff concerned.

Freedom as a concept has been crystallized to become a fundamental condition of human existence and basic in  human rights which cannot be  dispensed ,alienated orcanceled by any party, but it can be, under certain circumstances, codified according to social affiliation that distinguishes humans from other living creatures. The concept of freedom remains, however, unresolved yet, which means that until now there is no consensus on the concept of freedom.

Nowadays, a number of movements emerged in some Arab areas demanding freedom as a slogan through which they want to be free from their rulers. Beginnings and slogans were wonderful and glamorous, but the application on the ground came to show us that these protests aim nothing but to change the ruling regimes  by others who are linked, in one way or another, to the states of the old colonialism.

In some countries, the protests achieved their  goals, as what happened in Libya and Egypt,  and the head of the state was changed,;  then another authority, closely connected to America and Western countries, took over, but with the more of unrest, extremism and chaos.  


In Syria, protests began calling for  reform and freedom. The state began to respond to the protests but it did not take a long time until the truth emerged and they, themselves, showed the whole world that the real reason for these protests was to overthrow the popular regime of Resistance which has been working for  freedomand dignity of the people and as  to achieve the welfare of the citizens. The ongoing aims-in vain- but to replace the regime with another whose main goal is surrender and subservience to the West and America, as well as, to sign surrender  peace treaties with the Zionist enemy.

The so-called protests of peaceful demonstrations have been turned into  an armed movement, characterized with heinous terrorist crimes,  which started to destroy the country and burn public and private properties. Then advocates of the so-called freedom killed educated people, intellectuals and human cadres which are concerned in building home.

In this case they tried to impose their own principle of freedom, which is destruction. They raised  the slogan:" I am or no one " and this is contrary to the fundamental principle of freedom which is to respect  others' lives , principles  and  beliefs.

These protests have been financed by some Arab narrow-minded and underdeveloped regimes which don’t admit any kind of freedom to their people and which  lackto the simplest mean of democracy. These lagging regimes do not have constitutions nor parliaments, but absolute monarchies of governments that  order, forbid, revive and even sentence to death whom they condemn.

These protests have also been received by a huge support  by a number of Western countries which consider  freedom for their citizens only  as the basis of their existence. While encouraging the killing, destruction, oppression and occupation of other countries in order to exploit and steal their wealth in line with their colonial past.

Despite all the fierce attacks launched  by all the forces of evil and aggression to weaken and fragment it, Syria will prevail and become stronger thanks to the cohesion of the people, strength of the Syrian Arab Army and for the wisdom of its leader. Syria will overcome her ordeal and resurrect again like the Phoenix that was burned, recreated again from the ashes. Syria will remain the country of nobility, civilization and resistance

Amal Farhat