Please Stop Blowing Smoke Up My A* and Telling Me I'm FreeSubmitted by vinceableworld on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:43
From another comment:
I rebutt the presumption that markets are free.
If that were true... I would be able to go to the store... buy some lemonade mix and cups... mix with water... put up a sign "50 cents" grab a fold up table - sit at the curb by the driveway and go into business for myself.
Then even cops would stop by on a hot day and buy some lemonade from me and not even ask me one question about my business other than "How's business friend?"
This was how things were ONLY 30 YEARS ago! How far down the road to in-your-face tyranny we have come! America is nothing more than a plantation. Tazers are the modern day version of the whip! Can anyone NOT see that we have been completely subjugated and even folks like me... who have exited all contracts and do not support tyranny in any way... are SLAVES or at best PRISONERS?
Due to my level of knowledge... which in no way "sets me free" I live in abject poverty because I know that THEY do not want me to gain any kind of "power" to be able to educate Americans to their own slavery.
The best analogy is where I have simply sat down and crossed my arms and have refused to pick any more cotton. As long as I'm not noticed... out in the field sitting behind some bush... I'm not beaten or killed. As soon as I begin shouting to the other slaves openly I would be cut down and dragged off all bloodied and bruised as an example to the other slaves.
A friend I speak with almost every day regarding self-government and biblical principles frequently states: "Hey if they want to be slaves that's their decision." To which I frequently reply: "You're making the assumption that people even KNOW they are slaves?" A lot of people in our movement say "I'm free" even though they are literally prisoners in their own homes due to fear of being persecuted for their decision to not support this system of slavery.
In some ways these people are WORSE OFF than prisoners because at least in prison you don't have to PAY FOR THE UPKEEP OF YOUR OWN CELL!
I'm sure if I did a DP poll asking straight up "Do you want to be a slave?" There would be a 100% "no" response. Yet even here... at DP the majority are at best only mildly suspicious of their slavery. They still participate in the democracy thinking: "If we just get the right guy/gal in there all these oppressive regulations will go away."
The most productive form of slavery is a system in which the slaves are not aware of their slavery. As long as you can choose which type of slavery you can do most think that choice = "freedom."
So at best... you have the freedom to choose the TYPE of slave chore you... even if you actually enjoy that type of work. This lack of awareness is the most frustrating thing I wrestle with. I'm disgusted when I'm at some event and the National Anthem plays and people put their hands on their heart and sing "for the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE!"
The video on youtube where children are getting busted for selling lemonade by the side of the road is proof that we absolutely have the furthest thing from a free market we can possibly have.
...although I'm sure I'm wrong about that... things can always get worse.
People in this country really need to start... first of all becoming adults, and then allowing other adults to take whatever risks they want when dealing with others in PRIVATE CONTRACTS.
I remember FINALLY graduating from high school and thinking "I'm free!" Shortly thereafter I realized I had new de-facto parents whom I would never be allowed to get out from under in order to be free. These de-facto parents do not care about my well being... do not provide for it and only use me in order to hoard more resources for themselves.
Americans are no different than the family dog who occasionally gets a table-scrap after begging for a long enough period of time by voting, petitioning... protesting... not to mention is tied to the tree in the back yard by a very short chain.
One need not look any further to determine why the economy in this country is in the tank.
I look forward to your comments.