posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 07:04 PM
"The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world." - George Bush
September 11th 2001, a day that truly did change the world. The consequences of this tragedy have been disscussed many times over.
To summarise briefly, a "war on terrorism" was declared and subsequently the western world waged war on two nations, Iraq and Afghanistan. From the
ashes of one catastrophe of humanity emerged two more, equally, if not more destructive than the first.
To justify this human suffering our leaders told us they were "Protecting" and later "Spreading" freedom and democracy to the world. What nice
guys they are, fighting for such a noble cause.
Yet when you actually analyze these concepts and look for them in the societies we actually live in you begin to see that we can't really grasp
"freedom" in our own land, let alone export it to others.
Of course we're free, some of you might say. Well, yes to a certain extent we are. Okay we have freedom of speach and freedom of expression, which of
course we're supposed to be eternally grateful for. But thats as far as it goes really.
In many ways the opposite is true. When you boil it all down, it becomes apparent that we are all slaves of the 'system'. From the age of about 3-4
our slavery begins, and we are placed on what i shall call "life's conveyer belt".
It is at this age that school usually begins for a child. We must get up every morning at 8 o'clock and toddle off to school, making sure we reach
the school gates by 9. From 9 o'clock onwards our day is entirely scheduled, and we're required to be certain places at certain times up until the
end of the school day.
All this time our minds are fed garbage. School work is never inspiring and the entire country follows the same curriculum, one designed to condition
us for our future of office cubicles, paper shuffling and computer screens.
We then go home, sit in front of the telly which feeds us yet more conditioning garbage. It is ever moulding our minds into that of a modern day
consumer, "programming" us to always want more and more products. Enticing us to nag our parents to buy us the latest toys, clothes and junk
This schedule never stops. Year in, year out we adhere to it. Even when we've finnished our education we then begin the next stage of the "conveyer
belt" - our careers. We must work tirelessly from 9 till 5 every day so we can pay our mortgages and satisfy all our programmed consumer desires.
It never stops until we retire at around 60-65 (soon to be 70 in the UK). All our best years are behind us. We no longer have the energy to do
anything too active. We've never had the chance to fully explore ourselves, or find out our true desires and interests. There's nothing left to do
but waste the hours away, reading the paper in front of the fire, wondering where all the time went. Wondering what the # we just did with our
And then we die.
How many people sitting on their deathbead will look back and ask, was it all worth it? was there any point in it? Was I really free?
So yeah you can go on listening to Bush and his cronies talk about freedom and democracy, perhaps you'll turn the TV a little louder, or go out and
buy a bigger one, with widescreen and surround sound. and pretend you arent living one big pointless lie.
Or, like many people on this website, you can choose the path of enlightenment. Read more than just your school textbook. There are more interesting
things out there.
Search for the truth in this world. You probably wont find it but you'll lead a much more interesting life.