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Originally posted by TechniXcality
Originally posted by Gmoneycricket
I believe he has reached the first step of freedom by realizing we are slaves.
As each of us experience this we do one less thing.
The Machine to exist needs every cog turning.
depends on which machine we are talking about here... if its your body then yes indeed most if not all "cogs" need to turn for you to function properly, however if it is society, i can say this if you are not a turning "cog" you will be crushed by the gears..
Originally posted by sherlock2k2
I have awakened lately to a trap that i was born into and there really is no way to escape.
Let me put it like this...
I am just a everyday guy with a level head and living an everyday life ticking along in my own way. I am not religious really but respect the idea of religion and im not a rebel or a tree hugger but for some reason i awoke one morning recently realising a startling fact that really made me question a lot of things.
I always thought i was free to choose and although i do have a choice fundamentally my conscience has been indocterined so that i don't.
From the age of four i was told i had to go to school till i am 16 and get high grades. At the age of 16 i was told i have to have a good job and work till im 65. At the age of 65 i will now be told that i cant retire till im near 70.
Some other things I must comply with....
That if i marry i can never divorce
That i must behave a particular way.
That if i work i must pay taxes
That if i work i must pay healthcare
That if i work i must pay into a state pension even though its a high possibility i wont receive any back
That i must also take a private pension because of the above.
That i must wear a seat Belt.
That i must not be racist.
That i must not have an opinion about anything or anyone.
That i must not offend anybody.
That i must not eat this or eat that.
That i must not drink this or that or not to much.
That i must exercise continuously.
That basically if i fail any of the above i am a burden to society in one shape or another.
To me now i cant even work out in theory if i am actually living my life or am i a means to an end for some endless machine.
By the way im not a depressive or anything just a realist loledit on 13-10-2011 by sherlock2k2 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
No, you don't have to do anything. You can do anything you like. It's just that there are consequences for your actions. This is simple physics.
For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction....
It has noting to do with waking up or being asleep. The laws of the universe do not change.
But like I said, you can go out and rob a bank if you want, right now. But there will be a consequence.
You can quit work, but there will be a consequence.
No one can force you to do any of the things you talked about, but there is a consequence for every choice in life, good bad or otherwise.
Originally posted by EnigmaAgent
That i must wear a seat Belt.
Well if you can't see the logic in wearing a seat belt then good luck in life.
That I must not drink and drive?
Originally posted by nh_ee
reply to post by sherlock2k2
This is how our system of civilization functions which dates back to the Roman Empire.
The Romans conquered the Germans and immediately began taxing them. This inevitably lead the Germans to revolt paying these taxes to the Roman occupiers and forcing them out or Germany.
Even our society today is paid for by our income taxes and what the govt. does is borrow against our projected tax revenues into the future. This is why we are now being told that our retirement days are now further and further into the future.
And also as to why the govt. continues to borrow more and more as well as accumulating more and more debt.
As long as there are taxpayers paying the interest on the debt, and paying the social security for the elderly then the system moves right along with the working class becoming poorer by the day, whereas the wealthy who don't pay income taxes, because of the nature of their income become wealthier by the day.
Whether you are in the UK or the USA....or any British designed system of govt, it all functions the same. .
The Rich get richer and the poor get poorer.