World Freedom Day 2018 is on Friday, November 9, 2018: Was World War II “freedom’s” greatest triumph, or its darkest day?
Friday, November 9, 2018 is World Freedom Day 2018. World Freedom Day () is a memorial day celebrated on 23 January in Taiwan and South Korea. The event marks the return of some 22,000 ex-communist war prisoners of the Korean War (1950–1953) to Taiwan, of whom 14,000 Chinese soldiers arrived at Keelung harbor on 23 January 1954, and were given the title "Anti-Communist Martyrs".
World Freedom Day () is a memorial day celebrated on 23 January in Taiwan and South Korea. The event marks the return of some 22,000 ex-communist war prisoners of the Korean War (1950–1953) to Taiwan, of whom 14,000 Chinese soldiers arrived at Keelung harbor on 23 January 1954, and were given the title "Anti-Communist Martyrs".
World Freedom Day is a United States federal observance declared by then-President George W. Bush to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe.
It seems to be asking for an opinion on the war itself, sort of a "which side of the fence are you on?" question.
In my opinion, it was both. It was, at the end, freedom's greatest triumph, because the "freedom-loving" allies vanquished a brutal and tyrannical enemy, liberating thousands from starvation, torture, etc. On the other hand, the fact that such a war was necessary reveals a pretty dark view of the world, and the freedom of those in it, prior to the end.
It was a time, in which governments did terrible, unheard-of things to people, their own included, and yet it was a time when half a world came together to put a stop to it.
Why do we have FIVE days of work/school and only TWO days of time off?
Well, school around the world seem to have lots of school days and only short breaks, except for summer vacation, where you get a few months off.
When you enter the work force, you can kiss that 'few months off' thing goodbye. Most employees in the United States only get around two weeks of paid vacation per year. Senior employees might get slightly more, and new hires, well, they are lucky if they get two weeks off a year.
Some European countries are quite different. I do not know what is behind the 'American way' of working employees to such extents. In some of the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), well, employees *do* get around 8 weeks or 2 months of paid vacation per year in their work lives. It makes for happier, more relaxed, and more productive employees.
I think that the USA sort of fell into the 'capitalism trap'. Not that capitalism is a bad model (although it might be), but society took it so far. Now the thought-pattern that seems to be drummed so loudly is "You must WORK for what you want. You MUST devote your entire life to work so that you can purchase material items. Nothing else matters !"
All that mindset does is make the mega-corporations richer and richer ... while you, the worker, are working your a$$ off and never really have time to enjoy any of those lovely material items that the media has convinced you that you 'need'. ;)
Actually, nowadays, when you enter the workforce, you might find that you cannot even get 40 hours a week for a 'full-time' job. Corporations are starting to keep hours low (to increase their own profits). Of course, in your 32-hour work week, which probably will include you working 5 days a week anyway, you *will* be expected to do as much work as you would have had to do in the past in a 40-hour work week.
Best solution ?
Run for Congress, i.e. try to become a Senator or a House Representative.
Check out what they get:
- They only work about 140 days a year. (and short days at that).
- They make about $ 180,000 per year (and vote themselves a raise every year).
- They have a private health insurance program. (No 'Obamacare' for them, nu-uh).
- They have a private pension waiting for them.
- They are set for life. They are the 'power elite'. They are the 1%.
Also, there's kind of a way to look at it mathematically. You say it is 'unfair' to have work or school 5 days a week. The problem with that argument is ... you're not at work or school for the entire day. :)
There are (7 x 24) = 168 hours per week
Yes, you attend school for say 6 hours a day, so that's 30 hours a week. I'll tack on 8 more hours for travel time to and from school.
So that's 38 hours = (38/168) = 22.6% of your week. (Not as much as you might have thought, huh?) Yes, I understand that you have to do homework, which adds some hours.
OK. Then you sleep for say 8 hours a day.
That's (8 x 7) = 56 hours of the week, or (56/168) = 33.3% of your week.
So, check it out ... how much 'free time' is left? even after school hours and sleeping?
100% - 22.6% - 33.3% = (100% - 55.9%) = 44.1%
Do you see? Even after all your school hours and stuff 5 days a week, and your 8 hours of sleep every night, you *still* have almost one-half of the total hours in a week to do whatever you want to do !!
world press freedom day?
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