Over the last couple of days I've been reading up on a few of the speeches by messrs George Bush and Tony Blair the so-called leaders of the 'Free World'. Throughout the speeches the words 'Freedom' and 'Democracy' litter the pages, however their actions in recent months/years, show that they have no appreciation of the words IMO. Given that we are the people who are called upon by these guys/governments, to actually defend these ideals or just simply words, what does freedom and democracy mean to you? Do you feel we live freely in the UK/USA, do you feel that what these guys say is worth dieing for? I also today watched Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket' and agreed totally with the words of one of it's characters: 'The only word that's worth dying for is poontang'.