In 2012, the Russian Orthodox Church made this man a saint.
His name was Alexander Schmorell and he was executed in 1943. He was born in Russia and was an Orthodox Christian in Munich.
He was one of the White Rose resistance against the Nazis and died for exposing their ways through a variety of means, including graffiti.
But his image looks a lot different now.
That avid pipe smoker is Person #6 that everyone should know, particularly people who have the nerve to call themselves part of a "resistance" movement while driving in limos, having PR firms, and spew out propaganda and meme posters from their smartphones.
All while going on vacation, checking in at rock concerts with Facebook, having maids and nannies take their abuse, and otherwise living a very comfortable middle class to upper class life with no threat of their bored and meaningless peacetime existence.
So what is the problem?
There isn't anyone to slap people back to reality by showing that those howling the loudest are billionaires, A-list actors, and politicians who have a vested interested in dividing their own people for a buck.
Divide and conquer is a common feint.
Journalism once tried to point out how both sides played games, but that sensibility eroded over time and the press took sides -- Left and Right.
They play the same games, but then journalism decided to play them, too.
Putting on blinders has made the news partisan propaganda.
That's not the way to figuring out what is reality, let alone truth.
F.R.E.E.D. is focussed on the atoms of reality -- the fact. It is about finding the facts that show us the truth. It is not about pretending to be on top of a nonexistent pecking order, looking down at the Left or the Right.
We don't need another set of ideological blinders that try to distort reality to rig and force certain reactions.
Saint Alexander exposed real facts that meant life and death -- and notice how the facts he exposed were ignored until it started to hit the lives of those who thought wearing blinders was going to protect them from that reality.
It doesn't work that way. It is not a question of morals. It is a question of common sense.
We have serious global dilemmas as we speak, and we have a documented history of what happens when people shut too much out, and when they let too much in -- and ironically, both binary solutions lead to the same disastrous results.
In other words, with regards to a mass exodus of citizens from troubled countries -- if they are all shut out, it is a bad thing.
But it is just as bad if they are all let in.
You have finite resources, citizens who have paid into a system that will lost their place without having any say, and an ill-equipped system.
F.R.E.E.D. is not about blinders that rigged perceptions so that the logical fallacy of sink or swim seems right.
It is about finding facts from all over so that new, different, innovative, and sensible solutions emerge from those facts.
The world needs to grow up from acting like spoiled, squabbling, petty, and jealous siblings who want a no-prize for getting their own demented way.
Solutions take effort, work, sensitivity, and thought -- not some childish and melodramatic knee-jerk easy answer that has proven not be ineffective under any condition...