The real world is the poltical, as we are material and historical beings. 'We live and move in our social contexts, which the political reality creates. It is cruel to tell those who have no voice in their government that things will work out "for good". Or, worse, that God is doing something for character development!
American government is created by the voices that inspire "hope". These are political leaders that make life in free society an environment where the individual can create his own destiny. This is a hope for development, as it does not limit by caste system, or pre-determination. Our government allows for free choice.
Free choice is a value of American society because we believe that ethical complexities disallow "one size fits all", except for the laws that protect these values.
I have fear that our government's very foundations are being undermined by those that think they are the "shapers" (formers) of another. These do not value independent thinking, behavior or questions, because they do not really believe in liberty. They believe that their responsibility is to create the "proper environment" for another. They do not believe that an individual can determine, and choose for himself. They know best. These forms of governing are aristocratic and the attitude is controlling. Information is only given to create of control another's opinion and thinking.
Aristocrats believe that they have special priviledge and entitlement in thier positions of authority. The people are to be "useful" for their purposes of governing. Patronage was a servile mentality and stance toward another. Americans believe that "all men are created equal", therefore, we determined that slavery was immoral and our government was a limited one.
A limited government is necessary in upholding the values of human equality, as it does not impose itself upon individual liberties. Americans all have a voice in their government, if they care to. If we cease to care for and protect these liberties, then we are doomed to fall into hands that create our realities for us. And these realities are not free ones.
I think the Real World of Hope is a world that is a free one.
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