July I5, 2021 "Information
Clearing House" - “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.
Freedom is not free, because we’re all just so
much freer after murdering families on the other
side of the planet for corporate profits and
Freedom is not free, because we’re all so much
freer after teenagers get thrown into the gears of
the imperial war machine to provide a good quarterly
statement for Raytheon shareholders.
Freedom is not free, because this thing we’re
calling “freedom” has been paid for with the blood,
lives and limbs of millions of innocents throughout
the Global South.
Freedom is not free. That’s why the only people
doing as they please in our world are wealthy
Freedom is not free. And unless you’re wealthy
enough or psychopathic enough there’s no way you’ll
ever find a way to pay the price.
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Freedom is not free. That’s why you don’t have
Freedom is not free. That’s why we’re all running
along on this ridiculous hamster wheel of global
capitalism destroying our ecosystem so some dickhead
with too much money can go float around in space.
Freedom is not free. It takes billions of dollars
worth of mass media propaganda to manufacture the
illusion of freedom.
Freedom is not free. Great expense went into
creating the Truman Show narrative matrix that we
are all caged in.
Freedom is not free. That’s why your votes are
fake and your political system is a scripted puppet
show for children.
Freedom is not free. That’s why you must obey
your rulers to avoid getting censored by Silicon
Valley oligarchs, assaulted by police officers, or
thrown in prison by bureaucrats who play with
civilizations like toys.
Freedom is not free, and we can’t afford the
admission fee to actually influence the direction
our world is headed.
Freedom is not free, and we’re watching
helplessly as plutocrats and warmongers drive our
beautiful world off a cliff from which there is no
Freedom is not free, and we are marching doomward
to the beat of Hollywood and lying newscasters.
Freedom is not free, and we are too enslaved to
our own egoic conditioning and trauma-induced mental
habits to see the path to true liberation.
Freedom is not free. It’s going to take a lot for
us to turn inward and awaken to our true potential
so that we can break free of our propaganda
brainboxes and become a conscious species.
Freedom is not free. But it is waiting for us,
beneath the thoughts, beneath the noise, beneath the
believed narratives about self, world and other.
Freedom is not free. Or hey, plot twist: maybe it
is. Maybe freedom is our true nature, and all we
need to do is recognize it.
Freedom is free. And freedom is you and
me. And humanity awakening to this reality is what
will someday rid us of our chains.
Not too long now. Not long at all.
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