What’s happened to us? What’s happened to the pursuit of freedom as a fundamental part of human existence?
Somehow we’ve gotten used to the idea of letting “government” (or other forces) decide what’s best for us, what we need, what we should think, say, do, when and where we should meet other people, how to dress, act, what we watch, what we read, what “speech” is acceptable…
I’ll tell you how: we quit thinking for ourselves. We let other people do our thinking for us and never question their motives or if what they say is true or not.
Our society is being increasingly led by the nose to do other people’s bidding, to be cogs in the machines of government extorters and billionaire power junkies.
Where will it all end? If we’re not careful, it will end in our lives being controlled by a select few people. The freedom to do as you please will be nothing but a distant memory. The mechanisms of control will be so vast, so invasive, so utterly complete that the human race will never taste freedom again.
Individual freedom is never something that will just happen in society. Like any well kept garden, weeds must be pulled out regularly or they grow just like the flowers; it is the same with our minds and philosophies.
Our lives and the societies we build will turn out exactly as we choose to develop them. If we all work hard together and put in great effort, fighting for our freedoms and values, great things can be accomplished. If we take little interest in fighting for freedom, we will end up with very little freedom indeed.
Society is just an extension of the collective will of the people. The world we have now is apparently the way most people want it; if enough people wanted something different, they would fight for it, and change would happen.
Until that day comes when the world is ready for something different, be as free as you can be in your own life. Live for things which bring you hope and happiness. Be a person of intention. Think for yourself. Question everything! Live according to the principles of freedom. Seek truth wherever you may find it. Share truth with anyone who is interested, for truth, as the saying goes, really will set us free.
“Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”