To be truly free we must not be subordinated to any religion or political party or sports team, or dogma, or ideology. Equivalent, in short, to solitude.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a philosopher, intellectual and militant German communist, Jewish.
Precisely for this last condition is paradoxical that he has recommended to the Jews something like: "If you want to be free must stop being Jews".
The proposed idea is interesting for everyone, not just Jews.
Freedom depends on the universality while slavery is an inevitable consequence of the singularity.
By universality can understand the condition of not clinging to any flag, dogma, religion, ideology, whereas singularity can be understood otherwise, ie defend a dogma, support a certain ideology opposed to all others, embanderarse under any slogan.
Of these ideas shows that bigots are, by definition, slaves, while tolerant, are, by definition, masters, free, independent.
Of these proposals also shows that most people are slaves and free indeed very few.
Course free to remain free, they do not want anyone to be masters, but are only masters of themselves. Refuse to have subordinates, because the pattern, like the jailer, is a prisoner of his condition.
Our cultures prepare us to be slaves to defend certain ideas with passion.
Patriotism itself is a form of slavery, intolerance highly charged and, therefore, particularly loaded with aggression. Patriotism is stimulated by States for citizens are potentially warriors against other peoples.
In short: When you devote to demand freedom, consider what actually means to be free, that is, not belonging to any political party, not playing for any sports team, not adhere to any religion, be faithful only to itself. Therefore, the claim is equivalent to demand freedom loneliness.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): La libertad es solitaria.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.153)