Mr. Raven Q & A IV
Q: Can you speak to the concept of freedom woven throughout the journals and it’s personal importance to you?
A: The concept of freedom is clearly important to me as it is such a rare gift in the history of humanity. Often, one doesn’t realize it has been lost until it is too late, as liberties can erode incrementally. It takes constant diligence to preserve liberty once it has been established. Our nation’s founders knew this, and understood how fragile freedom was. Even with the framework established, it still took years for every race and sex to share equality in freedom.
Q: But freedom is also dangerous?
A: It certainly can be, but when one accepts responsibility for their own safety they don’t live in constant fear. Free people accept a degree of randomness, as there are no guarantees when one earns a life of liberty. The only thing for certain is that the individual is allowed to follow their own path and seek their own happiness. Gemma Sullivan is on a parallel quest, not just to find her ideal mate, but to live a life free from the eyes of the ever-watchful State. She realizes she lives in a gilded cage, but a cage nonetheless. She is only free to move about within the parameters someone else has stated to be the acceptable boundaries. She isn’t even aware of how difficult her journey is going to be, but she soon learns. Personally, In the course of my own career, I’ve been willing to give my life so that others could be free. It’s only natural that Gemma would be prepared to make a similar sacrifice.