Dear C. Darby
It is possible to suggest that the opposite might be the case. Without a future vision of freedom or equality, for example, the civil rights movement may not have had an ethical or moral vision for change towards which to strive. In that case, coping with the present requires a vision of a better future. At both an individual and social level, the expansion of moral & political categories, such as freedom, is future oriented. This does not need to be understood as freedom in individualistic terms but rather as reciprocal freedom in which we recognise one another and are ethically attentive to the other and the world.