Published on Youtube by the Washington Post and delivered by Ron Charles [3:29].
Freedom is not free and it is not a right. No one owes you your freedom. Equally, no one has the right to take your freedom from you. Arguably, no one can take your freedom from you without you compliantly giving it up to them, as is the most common case in almost every society on earth today.
To be free you must want freedom like a drowning person wants air, you must understand what freedom is, what it is not and you must know how to achieve it and maintain it because almost everything about modern society is designed to dupe you out of it.
Published by Academy of Ideas:
Public Schools, the Fixation of Belief, and Social Control [12:36]
Freedom is many things: Freedom of movement (Liberty), emotional freedom (the freedom to choose ones response to outside stimulus), freedom of speech and public assembly (the freedom of self-expression and association), financial and time freedom (freedom from the 9 to 5), individual sovereignty (freedom from oppression, dictatorship and big government).
In 1980, US inflation stood at 13.5% (UK 18%), interest rates stood at 21.5% (UK 14%). President Reagan spoke with a candour very rarely seen in a politician…
“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? “
President Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address [January 1981]
I think the message is clear, we all need to see what is right in front of us and take 100% responsibility for it and take action to restore freedom before it is too late.
The first step in procuring our freedom is to ascertain in what ways we are not free.
“None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes.”
-Johann von Goethe
An excellently crafted explanation of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave by Alex Gendler published on TED-Ed [4:32]
We all get born into a society for which we have no contrast or context. We know nothing else and so most of us accept it at face value, without question.
I was lucky. I was introduced to personal development titles like Think and Grow Rich when I was just nineteen. I started questioning both my geographical social norms (British society) and my global social norms (life on earth) quite early in life. The more I search the bigger the gulf between the official narrative (what most people accept as truth) and the reality which is often easy to find if we simply go looking.
Here are just a few things that fly in the face of what is, for the most part, accepted truth as the western media portray it.
- Eyewitness testimony upon which our entire judicial system is based is so flawed it would be utterly laughable if it weren’t for the 1,000s of miscarriages of justice that continue to occur each year. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The technology we rely on is also extremely flawed. Fingerprint analysis is just one example.
- There is no real democracy in most if not all countries on planet earth. For democracy to exist, you need an educated populous (we have an indoctrinated populous just like in Brave New World) and you need political parties with credible leaders that actually represent the interests of the people (which we don’t have).
- The global monetary system is misunderstood by the vast majority of politicians in the UK and USA, so it is easy for them to maintain the ‘official’ myths about money because many of them probably actually believe what they are saying.
- Freedom of the press has virtually disappeared (much of it is owned by the corporations that all but own the governments) and the people have no say in how the country is governed because there is no real choice, no real leaders and all parties answer to the same real governorship (the owners of the central banks and the multi-national corporations that control much of the press, the media, our food, energy, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and the industrial war machines of the world.
- The official narrative of major events cannot be questioned and public enquiries in the UK are now legally toothless. Anyone who pokes holes in the often ridiculous official narratives risks being labelled a conspiracy nut and/or loss of reputation, loss of work, loss of funding (in the case of scientists) and even loss of life if you really won’t shut up.
- The UK surveillance state: “By the time Blair left office in 2007, he bequeathed to his successor a surveillance state unrivalled anywhere in the democratic world. Parliment passed forty-five criminal justice laws – more than the total for the whole of the previous century” – John Kampfner in Freedom For Sale: How We Made Money and Lost Our Liberty.
In the UK it is now illegal to insult The Church of Scientology. An organisation which according to the LA Times was characterised by federal prosecutors as “No individual or organization was free from their despicable conspiratorial minds.” How exactly, can it be illegal to insult an organisation?
If you blindly believe your media or your government, you are worse than a slave, you are one of the wardens rebroadcasting the propaganda you have been fed. If you know it’s a lie but do nothing about it, you are simply a slave, but you still have a choice.
The path to freedom is not a lonely one. It will take close to a billion free people (maybe less) to free the world but the rate of increased awareness must vastly outstrip the birthrate. So we need to:
- Learn to be aware of when and what ways we are not free.
- Take 100% responsibility for our thoughts, words, actions and inaction.
- Learn to see through the brainwashing and lies and see the truth.
- Connect with others who want freedom more than they want to be comfortable captives.
- Inspire the free to raise the awareness of those they know. Eventually, there will not be enough people capable of being brainwashed and they will lose their grip.