Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ "Freedom is not free," goes the old bumper sticker slogan, commonly accompanied by an image of a flag or soldiers or some other bullshit. Freedom is not free, the saying goes, because military personnel are out there laying their lives on the line fighting for your right to do as you're told and toil away at a meaningless job making some rich asshole even richer.
I'd love to have someone just try to make the case that any of our military deployments over the last 70 years or so had anything to do with "protecting my freedom" or whatever rubbish phrase they wish to use. Same goes for our out of control alphabet agencies. Go on. I'm waiting...
Love the close to this article. The greatest freedom of all is freedom from fear, which no one but you can offer or receive for yourself. The time is always Now. The answer is always Love. World 5.0
This toxic culture of murderous demand is far from ever being free. Even in the US--if we're born here--we already owe the government over $70K, or more, because of the Monopoly money debt. Also a big joke because money itself is a construct based on a false faith that it actually has value beyond the ability to pay rent, buy food, and fund Bill Gates, or Tim Cook, or Jeff Bezos, or Charles Koch, or Rupert Murdock, or even, all of the above at once, or, etc, etc. We've never been free except in the dreams in our heads. "In the province of our minds, there are no limits"; John C. Lilly MD. Peace, All
Brilliant article once again. Caitlin Johnstone is fast becoming one of my favorite political writers. What concerns me additionally is that the American people are being systematically poisoned - and not just with the gmo and pesticided food they shove on us. The water we drink and bathe in has sodium fluoride added to it. We are more fluoridated than all other countries combined. And of course we're told it's good for us, for our teeth. Even dentists believe this lie! You know who else fluoridated their water? The Nazis, but only in their death camps. Apparently one of its many toxic side effects is to create apathy. Another is the lowering of IQ. I feel like we are the lost boys, believing in America as Pleasure Island while being turned into donkeys - Pinocchio as metaphor!
Yep, that pins it.