posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 08:20 PM
Are we slaves if we choose to live as we do? I think not.
You can quit your job, if you accept the consequences.
You can refuse to pay your taxes, and face the consequences.
You can give up your posessions,
You can give up all the little luxuries that you get by following the rules,
BUT you still have the right to say no...It won't be comfortable, however.
I prefer having the knowledge of knowing I can refuse, but choose not to.
If you really want to take the hard road, refuse everything, go settle in the thirld world somewhere where they don't take a census or collect taxes,
grow your own damn food, and try and figure out how to care for yourself when you get ill. But you do have the right to refuse to partake in modern
life. You, my friend want it both ways--like those "tea baggers"--you want to protest the current society while remaining comfortably part of it
with your computer, your internet, your flat screen TV, your junk food, your laziness, your total lack of self-sufficiency, and call everyone else
I don't think people are apathetic or slaves; they looked at the althernative to living as a "free" person, and decided they like it better the way
it is. You can always say no, most people don't want to.