Now that all of the habitable world is controlled by nationalist entities, there is no true freedom, since true or absolute freedom presupposes the freedom to elect out of that which one desires to be free of. Now that freedom is restricted everywhere, in varying degrees, it must be qualified with terms like political freedom and personal freedom, sexual freedom, religious freedom, etc. I believe that this circumstance constitutes a kind of imprisonment that damages the human spirit and retards our individual development and social progress. An aside: I have lived in many places and as an American, the thing I found the most surprising was that many of the places I've been to, particularly in Asia, had much higher degrees of personal freedom, though their political freedoms were often severely curtailed. Is this inevitable? Is there another way. Mind you, I'm not an anarchist, but I am reminded every day that at any time in human history before say, 150 years ago, I would have walked away from all of this and tried to build something new, without interference. Perhaps I would have failed, having been eaten by a bear or something, but historically it's been those who made this very choice, absolute freedom at any cost, that as an American I have been raised to idolize, and do.