Banneker himself and his earliest biographers described him as having only African ancestry.
Rousseau meant to argue that we as human beings are born free into this world, and yet from the moment we utter loud cries and take in our first breaths we are shackled by invisible chains.
We become subject to the rules of the society we live in, we are given names, identities, races, cultures and perhaps, perhaps if one is lucky enough to be born in a free country like Sweden, he or she are endowed with freedom of choice and speech. One of the inherent freedoms you get in Sweden, where I live, is the freedom of speech.
I could freely tell people that I hate Fredrick Reinfelt, the current Swedish Prime Minister and express my dissent through whatever means that is available to me against his Government, and yet no harm would come my way as we are free to express ourselves as we see fit within the confines of the rule of law in this country.
Protection, in this regard is enshrined in the constitution of Sweden. Some Swedish-Eritreans are planning to demonstrate and protest against the Swedish media. And I am sure they do not expect any threat or harm to come their way for taking part in that protest. They have the Swedish constitution Man is born free but every thank for that.
They are not content about the fact that the politics of their country has been a one-man-show for the past 20 years.
They are not content with the fact that they are forcibly conscripted into the army for indefinite time. They are not content about the lack of basic provisions and so on. You would languish in jail; perhaps die there too, just like those who have died. It is very important to go backward in to the history of Eritrea to understand what is happening in Eritrea today and look for a solution.
From its inception was one of the most politically closed movements in the world. As a guerilla movement combating against a conventional army, one may expect a certain degree of closed political culture.
However, after Eritrean independence, the closed political culture continued pervasively and intensively. High level government officials, journalists, businessmen, intellectuals, common people from all walks of life, and above all religious leaders — who have nothing to do with politics, were sent to prison and none of them appeared in a court of law.
To exacerbate matters further, the Government of Eritrea, fearing for possible criticism from private media outlets, and to keep the general public in darkness, parallel to the mass imprisonment of citizens, closed all private media outlets in September Thus, the ban of the private media transformed the Eritrean Government into a full-fledged, strong, unparalleled totalitarian government in the contemporary world.
At international platforms, the little country at the coast of the Red Sea became one of the notorious threats to democracy, rule of law, basic human rights, and international norms. Just ten years back, on the 23rd of September ten journalists working in the private media were arrested in Eritrea.
One of them, Dawit Isaac, a Swedish national of Eritrean descent, was among those journalists. At the same moment, all the private press was closed. How would you feel if the Swedish government decided to close all the private press including Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Metro, City and Expressen in the same day?
The case of Dawit is too big to examine in this article. However, I would like to point out that Dawit held dual nationalities.
He was a Swedish national, who paid his taxes in this country, and he was also an Eritrean. Dawit is lucky to be Swedish. The Swedish Government and media have called time and again for his release.
To say the least, his family is taken care of through moral support. I wish I could say it is the same for the families of about other imprisoned journalists like Amanuel Asrat, Medhanie Habte and Said Abdelkadir.
All those journalists that are detained in my country are still held incommunicado and are yet to be charged or tried for any offence. They are not allowed any contact with the outside world or with each other.
An important question that I should ask the reader at this junction is how does it feel when you learn that a person has been held hostage in an indefinite location by an authority without the due process of law? A place nobody knows, including his immediate family members?A wise man once told me that when I find myself around single women, especially when I find them attractive or interesting, I should mention my wife and family early in the conversation.
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Summary. With the famous phrase, "man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains," Rousseau asserts that modern states repress the physical freedom that is our birthright, and do nothing to secure the civil freedom for the sake of which we enter into civil society.
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