On Whether It Is Free Will to Vote for Biden
Forced decisions seem to challenge the concept of a free will. A forced decision is like a checkpoint on the track of life. Once you’re confronted with a forced decision, it’s instantly clear how several past choices led to this impasse: a decision that’s not just a decision but a testament to the consequences of all past actions.
The forced decision brings about a necessary response from us with the only remaining matter of living up to it.
The sodium gates open, rushing to flood the tunnels with ions. Once conduits for free movements, the roads are taken over by primal restraint. A once proud, tall, broad shouldered thought is hit with fatal blow of doubt. The thought grows a hunch.
It is pain. The thought lives. It’s being taken over. Continuing to succumb, the tallness shrinks. Everything falls over and with no where else to go, it closes in on itself. Cradling itself like a fetus.
The re-birth of the thought. Fortified by tired ignorance and arrogance, the thought’s strength comes from its resolutions against the dogma that tried to keep it down. Once the primal restraints wear off and thought can be free again.
An opportunity to think about other things when you give release to the anxiety. The opportunity is freedom. The opportunities available seem to reasonably tied to our decision-making process.
A dogmatic society’s best philosophy is stoicism since creativity is limited by the restraint on choices put on the citizens by the dogma. The stoicism is organic and emotional and learned from birth.
Without dogma, a society’s action comes from a greater decision-making process from its citizens, requiring more creativity from each.
The free thinking society tackles decision making from the opposite side of life. The dogmatic society is dogmatic because it paints the world objectively, and forces the citizens to react to that particular world. The dogma becomes a receptor and the citizens must act accordingly to bond with society.
The free thinking society, in contrast, creates a vacuum where the citizen can exist in the negative as an “open” receptor to whatever may come from the spontaneous nature of Reality. The free thinking society also has dogmatic principles. The society is marked by its dogmatic reverence to unknowness, however, and its fate in the citizens to find the way through the citizens own determined decision making. In the process of decision making, an acting being is pragmatically and objectively placing unique values with concurrently with their chosen actions. The unpredictable nature of free thought means being necessarily tolerable to the uncomfortableness unique values have. Like when tasting a foreign food for the first time without “having a base” for it. With time, dogma collects in the psyche and the foreign food becomes familiar and predictable.
The crux of the issue is whether the familiarity and predictableness is enough to never try the food again or whether to give it a chance every now and then (if it’s an acquired taste kinda thing). That is, unique, unpredictable values introduced to a society have unexpected results. Can the results be mitigated to mature society as nature keeps its perpetual change requiring progress or extinction? This is understood with the background understanding that any dogmatic society without free thinking had a set life. A free thinking societys ability to change allows a potential infinite expression.