Daily Prompt: Autonomy

My response to the daily prompt titled Autonomy which asks;

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

It appears that the Daily Prompt is continuing the Brexit theme.

Seriously google autonomy and here is what comes up:

noun
  1. the right or condition of self-government.
    “between the First and Second World Wars, Canada gained greater autonomy from Britain”
    • a self-governing country or region.
      plural noun: autonomies
      “the national autonomies of the Russian Republic”
    • freedom from external control or influence; independence.
      “the courts enjoy a considerable degree of autonomy”

Oh I just looked at my calendar, it’s the 4th July, maybe that’s why they have this prompt today. A sad day in history when a lot of tea was ruined, I’m joking of course (did the tea thing even actually happen on 4th July?), every nation and person deserves autonomy, self-determination, independence, liberty etc no matter the cost. It always reminds me of a line from a short film I saw, the name of which escapes me right now, and its something like “live free or die for death is not the worst of evils”.

OK just looked it up and apparently it is the state motto for New Hampshire and it is in 2081, a short film based on the short story ‘Harrison Bergeron’ by Kurt Vonnegut. If you have never seen it, it is well worth checking out. A dystopian future where the idea of creating an equal playing field for people has gone way too far and taken a horrifying turn to achieve.

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