Let’s talk freedom.
What is freedom? Well, in my mind, it really Is a question of interpretation.
For you, freedom might be walking in nature.
Reading a book, listening to music, it can be many different things.
But let’s look at the actual definition, before breaking it down.
"1. the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial.
2. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc."
“The state of being free of at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint”
Wow, they actually describe being free with “the state of being free”, that is most creative! Let’s draw a parallel, are you being physically restricted? No, most people can go where they wanna go, when they want to.
“exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.”
Here it gets a bit vague but also allot more interesting.
Exemption from external control, interference, regulation and don’t forget etc. I really like that sentence, when I read it I imagine a 6 year old standing in front of his teacher writing down what he did wrong on the black board. But let’s dive into it!
First I wanna talk surveillance.
You’re phone, is basically a GPS. Although it can be turned off, the phone can still be located by triangulation of radio transmitting towers.
You wouldn’t believe everything thing tracking your every move. Google, Facebook, Icloud, snap chat just to name a few.
When driving, you are being tracked with road pricing, speed cameras, road cameras and so on.
All transaction, all your money, is being closely monitored.
If you go on the internet, every single word you type in, is being monitored. If you type in something the government see unfit, a direct link will be established to you.
If you peek their interest, they have the right to hack your devices.
This may be, reading your email, social media, listening to phone calls, look at text messages in and out, as well as pictures/videos/other material. They can even hack the microphone and cameras on your device, listening and looking without you ever knowing.
Then justify it with some vague laws, seemingly open for interpretation.
Police can hold you for 24 hours with no reason.
They can look thru your property, house, car basically everything you own.
You should probably look up HTTP coockies as well. A great exapmle of surveillance and manipulation.
Did you ever feel the need to talk with someone? Maybe you have some personal issues that you can’t/won’t discuss with anyone without disclosure. Throughout life, allot of us seek help from a therapist.
But did you know that the government can pull your records? That you thought was private, your inner most fragile thoughts.
And it can be used against you. Did you ever smoke pot? Well, if you told your therapist about that, you might
Lose custody of your children or your driving license.
I’m simply stating facts, if you wish to justify their rights to violate you in such depth, it’s up to you. Actually I believe there is a name for it, Stockholm syndrome.
Whether or not they use this power over you is not the question here. It’s the ability to do so.
As all risk assessment, you got to assess potential value/gain, against what you are offering/risking. I suggest doing so, instead of letting things slip further while burying your head in the sand telling yourself its in your own best interest.
Sadly our economy is somewhat based on your enslavery as well.
It’s actually beneficial to owe money to the bank. I’m sure most of you know this. But I want you to really think about it, without justifying it by saying “that’s how the system works”.
I could go on about how the ruling class manipulate through commercials, entertainment, media and so on, but it’s not “conclusive” because 1+1 has yet to be acknowledged as 2. So I will leave this open.
So let’s look at our situation again.
-No privacy. Physically or mentally.
-because of the way society is constructed. We need loans. I could elaborate it in short. Our most basic need is food, but we are also bombarded with commercials as well as a social pressure to buy things, in order to acquire these things, we need a job, in most cases you need a car to get to that job. You need a house that seemingly gets smaller and smaller because you fill it with stuff you don’t need (have you ever thought about that? Why you have a house filled with stuff you have no use for, and why this some how is normal?). Anyways, you either need a loan to acquire these things. Or you need a loan to reduce taxes. This is what i consider both physically and mentally obligated dependency.
If you get it, you get it.. if not, Stockholm syndrome.
That’s just my relative opinion.
Most people won’t agree even tho it’s logical. And I understand, you trust the government! And why should you even care? You are happy with things as they are!
If you’re like me. You could take it further, and ask yourself what democracy is and what it’s based on. And keep the questions going.
Greater minds than me have explained this in depth.
Take Ted Kaczynski as an example. The man was brilliant, his ideology was simple and logical. His actions are not up for decision. But if you look objectively on the man he was absolutely sane. The interesting part, is the government response (seemingly the same response to everyone challenging the system). They tried to deem him insane, and by doing so, undermining everything about him and his ideas. I can understand why death would be better.
His not alone in his attempt to magically change the world! Oh no, there are many, many more like him. Bright minded people, able to look outside the box firmly placed over our heads from birth.
There is one major issue these guys fail to account for. Do we wanna change?
Have you seen the matrix? That’s a great film on so many levels. Remember that guy making a deal in order to get back in the matrix?
People don’t wanna listen because they are fine with how things are. This is the paradoxical issue of today’s society.
When a civilian kills 3 people in his beliefs of “greater good”, his a murderer and possibly insane.
When a government kills 300 000 people with a “belief” of a “greater good” it’s seemingly ok. Their interpretation of greater good is always interesting, but for another time.
My bottom line is, our government are just people like us. Mortal, corruptible, self centered and greedy. Although it seems as I’m judging, I’m not. And I don’t claim I could have done any better. It doesn’t matter who swings the hammer. We are all equally unfit to rule such large numbers of people. And I can see no current social structure solving this.I just want people to understand, just because someone with a higher rank say something, doens't make it just.