Friday, April 18, 2008
Freedom, Liberte, Свобода
Horses are free animals, not attached to anything or anyone. If you put the heavy bridle on them, they will run away and never come back... Remember that! Freedom, freedom, freedom is their essence... I think, we as humans are not very different from them. The Declaration of Independence and the French Revolutionary principles (Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite starting off first and foremost with Liberte) come to mind... Freedom of the individual, while not absolute, is a cherished right and should never be underestimated!
Click here for Vladimyr Vysotsky's 'Horses'
(Vysotsky, about whom I posted on this blog below, wrote and sang this song during the dark Soviet years, when his desperate struggle for freedom was doomed. He had to use metaphoric concept of horses to make his point about the repression/oppression of his times).