As I wrote in a recent essay, we are not free in the original Founding Fathers ideological sense of the term. But it is worse than that.We, for the most part. are not yet being subjugated by an openly tyrannical government. Coerced in some areas, yes; totally subjugated by an open police state, not quite yet.
What is perhaps worst of all is that many of the chains we wear are gilded chains, chains that most people are unaware of. Some even love their chains, having been so mentally colonized that true freedom would be unthinkable to them.
How many patriots would refuse to carry a government issued ID with microchip and tracking transponder as we go about our daily lives, from the moment we get up until we go to bed (and keeping the transponder by our beds at night)? None!
But almost everyone who reads this has a cellphone that they carry constantly, a device that serves as a tracking device and potentially tap-able audio and video recording instrument for the state. Most phones are now “smart phones”, in that they have intent surfing capability. Of course, Google is tracking the sites you visit, just for marketing of course (wink, wink). We choose to carry these phones, and even pay private corporations for the privilege!
Why would the government bother to issue an ID card with tracking device when most people already carry a driver’s license and cellphone? We have paid for our own chains. (I am one of the very few millennials who has never owned a cellphone. I also do not have TV in my house. What is more, I do not have an internet connection in my house; this essay was posted in town from a business with free Wi-Fi for its customers).
We, including myself, eat unhealthy food on a daily basis. This GMO and chemical laced food is making u sick, giving us allergies, and in some cases literally killing us. Whether it be the packaged and preservative laden box from the grocery store, or the cheeseburger at the fast food restaurant, it is not good for us. Yet we pay to eat it. Why?
We eat it because we have abandoned the farms where most Americans once lived. They left the farms, and the exercise and organic food produced there, so that they could go to the city and factories. They did this for one reason only -money. People wanted money and things, regardless of the costs, regardless of what they were giving up in exchange for this new life.
Give most people wealth (even a false veneer of wealth supported by credit cards and a mortgage that may not be paid off before they die), free public/government schooling for their children, and promises of Social Security when they get old -and most people will meekly submit to political, cultural, and economic slavery. Meekly submit, no, joyfully submit!
When a people cannot even feed or provide basic sanitation for themselves, they are reduced to servitude to their government and corporate masters. Our pioneer ancestors, and even wild animals, can feed themselves. But not modern urbanized Americans.
We cannot drive down the road without a government issued photo ID; but those who comply can drive down that road and eat at any fats food restaurant they wish. You are not free, but that cheeseburger tasted good. You can also acquire as much plastic, Chinese made garbage at Wal Mart as you wish -paid for with the paper script of a private banking corporation.
A virtual slavery that is unnoticed, and even relished, by the masses is perhaps the most dangerous type. If the iron fist of the state were on them, they might actually wake up and refuse to comply, perhaps even rebel. I guess most people like prison, as long as there is Wi-Fi and cheeseburgers.
Copyright (c) 2016 by Jospeh Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.