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Eye Opening Freedom Article - Must Read

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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We hear it daily here on ATS, sheep, cattle, sheeple, the flock and so on. It gets annoying at times hearing this repetitious cliche, but I think there is a lot of truth to this.

It doesn’t matter what you choose, if you live in civilization you are "Not" exempt from the rules.

Can all people be winners, do good, and have abundance, well the current system we have does not allow it. These rules are set from before the time we are born, and continue throughout life. Our entire system is set up to mold your mindset to "Flock Mentality"

Whether you read it now or later, this article is a must read.

I was given an article that summed up quite a few areas that have been talked about on ATS for years. Although it is not perfectly written the essence really hits home. Enjoy!


Illusions of Freedom





Illusions Of Freedom
By Jim Kirwan
3-8-10

"The Matrix is one of the greatest metaphors ever. 'Machines invented to make life easier end up enslaving humanity. This is the most dystopian theory in science-fiction. Why is this fear so universal, so compelling? Is it because we really believe our toaster and our notebook will end up as our mechanical overlords? Of course not. This is not a future that we fear but a past that we are already living.

Supposedly governments were meant to make human life easier and safer. But governments always end up enslaving humanity. That which we create to "serve us" ends up "ruling us." The US government by and for the people now imprisons millions. It takes half the income by force, over-regulates, punishes, tortures, slaughters foreigners, invades countries; overthrows governments, imposes seven hundred imperialistic bases overseas and crushes future generations with massive debts. That which we create to serve us ends up ruling us.

The problem with the state as servant thesis is that it is historically completely false; both empirically and logically. The idea that states were invented by citizens to enhance their own security is utterly untrue. Before governments in tribal times, human beings could only produce what they consumed; there was no excess production of food or other resources: Thus there was no point in owning slaves because the slaves could not produce any excess that could be stolen by the master.

If a horse pulling a plow can only produce enough additional food to feed the horse there is no point hunting, capturing and breaking in a horse. However when agriculture improvements allowed for the creation of excess crops, suddenly it became highly advantageous to own human beings. When cows began to provide excess milk and meat, owning cows became worthwhile.

The earliest governments and empires were in fact a ruling class of slave hunters who understood that because human beings could produce more than they consumed they were worth hunting, capturing breaking-in, and owning. The earliest Egyptian and Chinese Empires were in reality, human farms: Where people were hunted, captured, domesticated and owned like any other form of livestock. Due to methodological and technological improvements the slaves produced enough excess that the labor involved in capturing and keeping them represented only a small sub-set of their total productivity.

The ruling class farmers kept a large portion of that excess, while handing out gifts and payments to the brutalizing class; the police, slave hunters and general sadists, and the propagandizing class, the priests, intellectuals and artists. This situation continued for thousands of years until the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries; when again massive improvements in agricultural organization and technology created the second-wave of excess productivity.

The enclosure movement reorganized and consolidated farm land resulting in five to ten times more crops, creating a new class of industrial workers displaced from the country and huddling in the new cities. This enormous agricultural excess was the basis of the capital that drove the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial revolution did not arise because the ruling class wanted to free their serfs; but rather because they realized how additional "liberties" could make their livestock astoundingly more productive.

When cows are placed in very confining stalls they beat their heads against the walls, resulting in injuries and infections. Thus farmers now give them more room, not because they want to set their cows free but because they want greater productivity and lower costs. The next stop after free-range [In Chickens] is not freedom [It's chicken McNuggets].

The rise of state capitalism in the nineteenth century was actually the rise of free-range serfdom. Additional liberties were granted to the human-livestock, not with the goal offsetting them free; but rather with the goal of increasing their productivity. Of course Intellectuals, Artists and Priests were and are well paid, to conceal this reality. The great problem of modern human-livestock ownership is the great challenge of enthusiasm. State Capitalism only works when the Entrepreneurial Spirit drives creativity and productivity in the economy.




However excess productivity always creates a larger state and swells the ruling classes, and their dependents; which eats into the motivation for additional productivity. Taxes and regulations rise, state debt and future farming increases, and living standards slow and decay. Depression and despair begin to spread: As the reality of being owned sets in for the general population. The solution to this is additional propaganda, anti-depressant medications; superstition, wars, moral campaigns of every kind. The creation of "enemies," the inculcation of Patriotism, collective fears: Paranoia about outsiders and immigrants and so on.

It is essential to understand the reality of the world. When you look at a map of the world, you are not looking at countries, but farms. You are allowed certain liberties, limited property ownership, movement rights, freedom of association and occupation; not because your government approves of these rights in principle, since it constantly violates them, but rather because free-range-livestock is so much cheaper to own and is so much more productive. It is important to understand the reality of ideologies. State Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Democracy; these are all livestock management approaches. Some work well for long periods of State Capitalism and some work very badly: Communism. They all fail because it is immoral and irrational to treat human-beings as livestock.

The recent growth of Freedom in China, India and Asia is occurring because the local state farmers have upgraded their livestock-management-practices. They have recognized that putting the cows in a larger stall will provide the rulers with more milk and meat. Rulers have also recognized that if they prevent you from fleeing the farm you will become depressed, inert and unproductive. A serf is the most productive when he imagines he is free. Thus your rulers must provide the illusion-of-freedom, in order to harvest you most effectively. Thus you are allowed to leave but never to real freedom; only to another farm [the entire international-passport system insures this], because the whole world is a farm. They will prevent you from taking a lot of money they will bury you in endless-paperwork. They will restrict your right-to-work; but you are of course free to leave; due to these difficulties very few people do leave but the illusion of mobility is maintained!

If only one out of a thousand cows escapes, the illusion of escaping significantly raises the productivity of the remaining 999, it remains a net gain for the farmer. You are also kept on the farm through licensing. The most productive livestock are the professionals. So the rulers fit them with an electronic dog-collar called 'a license.' Which only allows them to practice their trade on their own farm. [Global-corporations were created to bridge this limitation]. To further create the illusion of freedom in certain farms the livestock are allowed to choose between a few farmers that the investors present, [purpose behind having candidates for office, and the illusion of choice] at best they are given minor choices in how they are managed. They are never given the choice to shut down the farm and be truly free.

Government schools are indoctrination pens for livestock. They train children to "love the farm" and to fear true freedom and independence: And to attack anyone who questions the brutal reality of human ownership. Furthermore they create jobs for the intellectuals that State propaganda so relies on. The ridiculous contradictions of Statism like religion can only be sustained through endless propaganda inflicted upon helpless children. The idea that Democracy and some sort of social contract justifies the brutal exercise of violent power over billions is patently ridiculous.

If you say to a slave that his ancestors "chose" and therefore he is bound by their decisions, he will simply say "If slavery is a choice then I chose not to be a slave." This is the most frightening statement for the ruling classes, which is why they trained their slaves to attack anyone who dares speak it. Statism is not a philosophy. Statism does not originate from historical evidence or rationale principles. Statism is an ex-post-facto justification for human-ownership. Statism is an excuse for violence. Statism is an ideology and all ideologies are variations on human-livestock management-practices.

Religion is pimped-out superstition, designed to drug children with fears that they will endlessly pay to have alleviated. Nationalism is pimped-out bigotry, designed to provoke a Stockholm Syndrome in the livestock. The opposite of superstition is not another superstition, but the truth. The opposite of ideology is not a different ideology, but clear evidence and rational principles. The opposite of superstition and ideology ¬ of stateism ¬ is philosophy. [Decades ago it was announced by the rulers that philosophy was dead, because there could never be anything more to add to what had already been written - according to the owners].


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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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“Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within;...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.”

-James Allen



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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Very good point.

But it's so much easier to blame everyone else, than ourselves.

How can we free ourselves, from ourselves?

Many people try to look within, but are distracted by whats going on all around them.



Originally posted by Alushe
“Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within;...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.”

-James Allen

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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...excellent read...


...reminds me of another guy that was around a few decades ago... gosh, i cant recall his name (i hate that part of getting old, lol)... he was english - did a tv series (for pbs, i think) about how civilizations morphed from the use of the plow... was very interesting back in the day because that kind of discussion wasnt often promoted...

...ever hear of caral peru?... they werent a warrior society... the civilization wasnt built in fortress style... some could conclude that they incorporated the human-farm system because of their obvious trade commerce with those who havested sealife... i prefer to believe they were more evolved than the pro-war ilk... heres a documentary on caral, in case anyone's interested...


Google Video Link



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by Alushe
“Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within;...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these; cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.”

-James Allen


Tell this to priests, homosexuals, social democrats, j/Jews, Gypsies and so on under Nazi government. Tell the same to priests, homosexuals, social democrats, j/Jews, Gypsies and so on under Bolshevik government. Great state of mind is great ...



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Exellent on a spiritual level. The OP though has great points in the essay he quotes on another level.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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That was a very interesting read. I was thinking along the same lines earlier yesterday night like about technology and about civilization in general. We're given all these technologies and we're getting really advanced computers and TV. They're supposed to give us the illusion that we have more freedom now and that we can do more than what we could do before but I was just thinking in reality it keeps people more in isolation than from before.

On the other hand social technology with cell phones has been improving so it may not necessarily be as absolute as we think... but I think that this whole freedom is illusory philosophy goes beyond statism and it goes towards other aspects of our lives where we think we're free but when we're kind of controlled by a system and restrained by it. We are free to chose amongst the choices that we're given. We still have freedom of choice but it's controlled freedom as to what we can or cannot do.
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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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I think it goes back to we are all connected somehow, someway, when there is a ripple in the pond we all feel it.

Maybe the word "Freedom" is illusive all by itself, as the word "Slave" also. More dualities of life to keep the mind, body and soul occupied.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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Being a slave to oneself, is an entirely different thing than being a slave to someone or something else. I'm sure that self improvement and introspection can go a long way, but the exploitative system that we all live under is corrupt and rotten to the core.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 12:21 AM
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probably not the best thing I could of read on the way to work!
Never the less interesting and thought provoking - hope I dont get the sack today for opening my mouth.

Thanks for the inspiration though, we can live better, if we choose to.
Peace



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 06:57 AM
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I think more people are aware, or defenitely becoming more aware and waking up to the fact we are slaves imprisoned by the system.
Can someone who knows how, imbed this for me for those that don't like reading as it's directly inline with the OP.
Human farm part 1 - www.youtube.com...
part 2 - www.youtube.com...

And this also is spot on.
www.youtube.com...

This may be our ticket out...
www.youtube.com...

Good luck to us all...

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posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Bump.

This type of article is exactly why I love ATS. What a beautiful quote as the second comment as well, reflecting on the battle with yourself and not just what the article demonstrates. This article is something one should read in the daily paper.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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This article needs to spread around the Internet like wildfire.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Here's my problem...and don't start thinking negativley here. I agree with everything that article said...we are just here to prop up the corporate fat-cats and the poloticians. We exist to better their livestyle at the expense of our own, and to strok their precious egos while doing it. I began to awake to this fact four years ago, and even now would not call myself fully "awake"...but certainly I am fully aware that I am "owned" and, thus, not free. But there is still one, unwavering and maddening problem that I have...

...now what? Now that I have awoken to find that the world is simply a gaint farm, and humans are the livestock, what do I do? What can I do? If this article is to be believed, than this idea has been growing since the dawn of civilization. Monarchies fell, and gave rise to Democracy and Capitalism. If the central idea has been enslavement while keep the slaves complacent, then we are dealing with Masters of the art.

How do you break free? You can see the cell, feel the chains around your ankles and wrists. Smell the stench of fear and paranoia surrounding your fellow slaves, who look at each other for someone to blame. How do you break free of the chains that bind you, when nowhere on this planet is "free"? If they refuse to give you the freedom you desire, what then? Do you simply take it by force? How much force does the Chicken have to pit against the farmer? They would crush us like bugs, which is why I think the inevitable uprising hasn't started. Two parts because not enough people are aware of the problem, two parts because those who are awake are smart enough to know that rebellion is suicidal.

Then, how do we wake others up? I still have no idea what caused this realization in my own mind...it was aslow building process, and then the lightbulb appeared over my head and I understood. Not really a good enough explination for other people, is it? People who have spent their lives plugged into the television and sitting in movie theatres. People who have spent decades allowing themselves to be manipulated and brainwashed...how does one reverse such a proven process? But don't take my word for it...go up to someone on the street and try to explain to them that they are cattle, and that their country is their "farm", their leaders their "owners". At least you would be viewed as insane, and at most you would be carted off by the whitecoats in a straight jacket.

One thing is for certain: we need to do something now. 3-D Television is not simply the latest, greatest form of entertainment. We are one step closer to that Matrix, one step closer to complete immersion in a society that is ruled under Overlord laws. And people simply won't care anymore, so long as they can go home at the end of the day, plug in, and forget how utterly crappy their lives have become. So long as they are given the right to complain about how incredibly unfair the world is, people will be content with the hell that our masters have created for us.


GtkP



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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We create our own prisons, even back in the days of ancient Egypt and china, there was hunting for slaves and all, but most just showed up on there own "if you build it they will come" sort of thing. Even in the roman expansion, not everything was conquered by force, lots just left and headed for Rome, even though once they were there, they wished they could go back. No mater were the masses gather and no mater who is in charge, the same patterns replay over and over, humanity like flies attracted to a light source at night, they gather around were the power of civilization is. It's not a bad thing but it can be, and it is in pyramid form after all, now that some things are getting a little more technological and as it increases in being so, two things will happen as it always happened. Either you work for it, or it works for you. Peoples come and go, elites that the people want to be, have come and gone, risen and fallen. But the system will continue on, and people will always be people and will have to deal with other people in the system which is pretty much the same at its core to the one that was implemented in ancient Egypt and other places around the globe, some say it was created like that by humans, and some say by the god's, and some say it's just the nature of things.



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 05:45 AM
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However, be reminded that we are created by our environment, and those who enslave know our weaknesses very well. You do not have to put the weight of guilt on yourself, but it is true that nobody else than yourself can free you. Differentiate between guilt and consequences.



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