posted on Dec, 25 2004 @ 10:17 PM
i'm wondering, ....if you CHOOSE to follow an ideal, like say serfdom or corporate lapdog or samurai, and you are bound by your own ideals to follow
your leader, ....are you free? what is the litmus for 'freedom'?
i agree with most of the ideals of my country, which means that i give about HALF or MORE of everything i earn to the government, which is used for
both important social services like medicare and welfare, and horrible waste like legal bailouts for fudged government contracts and $1000 lunches for
irresponsible public 'servants'.
this means that my personal power has been converted into nebulous public power. my personal freedom count, in one of the most free countries in the
world, is starting out at about a 5. and then there is the problem of, everytime i want to actually DO something, i need a government permit.
driver's license, building permit, business permit, liquor permit, motorcyle permit, snowmobile permit, special events permit, fishing or hunting
permit......... this brings my score up to about a 7.
FORGET about hate. i'm not allowed to hate anyone(luckily for me, this isn't an infringement on my freedom, because i don't WANT to hate anyone).
westerners are HOODWINKED into thinking they are free. the iron fist grabbed us so gently, we didn't even notice.
now, if i was muslim, i think i would be bound by my own beliefs to follow the leader.
the only real freedom is anarchy. we have been conditioned since birth to equate anarchy with chaos. oh, well. long live the leader.........