What it means to be free?
What is freedom?
Do you deserve it?
Does your family and kids deserve to be free?
What is the price of freedom?
What it means to be human?
Do humans deserve to be free?
All the important questions. People keep looking at what is happening around them and they do everything but asking themselves these questions or they simply refuse to answer them. They do not understand that they already hold all the answers to what is happening around them. All they see is fear. They are consumed by it, and yes, even many of those who see through the deception and the web of lies.
This is a different kind of fear, but it is still a fear. They don't know it, but in reality they fear to be free and to become a true human being. They know they need to grow up and have the courage to overcome what is in front of them, but they keep waiting for someone else to free them from the chains they so dearly keep holding onto.
I keep observing people being endlessly entangled, in a kind of a trance, in different kinds of arguments ranging from ones being scientific, statistical / data-centric, legislative and law-centric, moral and ethical to political or socio-economic ones, but they are unable to see that they are already, slowly and progressively, losing one of the most important things in life, inch by inch.
Small correction. They are not losing it, it is being meticulously eradicated and taken away from them by force. A force that is concealed into many different forms of indirect violence, but also an array of propaganda, deception, psychological operation, and social conditioning techniques, and all with a single goal in mind. They claim to see right through it but their actions speak otherwise. They do not see the full picture of what is actually happening.
They are wasting energy, time, and efforts discussing meaningless things that mainly serve as a distraction, to themselves but also to others who listen to them or follow their lead. People do not understand that every bubble has its own delusions and problems, this includes our own side. Most of the good guys are playing right into the enemy's hands. They keep doing what The Party expects them to do, without being aware of that. They do not see the long game which is being played out here.
Others choose to converse on how to stay passive, how to survive, how to hide, how to run away, or how to try to live outside of the surveillance state and digital enslavement grid that is being built right in front of us. This kind of mindset and solutions stem not only from ignorance but also out of fear. These people essentially choose the temporary illusion of freedom, instead of pursuing the true form of it. Those people reek of weakness, cowardice, and delusion. Watch out, when faced with real adversity, some of them will use and betray you, just so they can save themselves.
People generally don't respect freedom because they never had to truly live without it. It wasn't their blood that was spilled in pursuit of it, and the memory of those who choose to bleed for freedom has long time passed. Peaceful and prosperous times simply made people weaker, not only in body but also in the mind.
I could provide all the answers to the aforementioned questions, but it wouldn't make anyone human or make them free. Even worse, the answers would make some people angry and mad, it would also lead them to a state of denial. Why? Because this is what usually happens when we are faced with something that simply doesn't conform with our viewpoint and understanding of the world. Thus, they need to discover all of that by themselves or forever hope for someone to set them free from the chains they revere.
All I can do is to provide a wide range of perspectives of how others who were living here before us (some still are), interpreted or answered some of these questions in many different contexts. Some of these quotes can guide you in the right direction, but ultimately it is up to the individual to come up with the right answers, which are not only based on their own experiences, the way they perceive reality but also based on the beauty and chaos of the life itself.
Ultimately, we all have the ability to save ourselves from the enslavement and from the will of tyrants and the insane, or at least we have the ability to try. Always remember that.
The essential psychological requirement of a free society is the willingness on the part of the individual to accept responsibility for his life.
— Edith Packer
The True Price Of Freedom:
They do not fear the power of prayer; thus rise from your knees!
They laugh at hunger strikes and fasting; thus replenish your bodily needs!
They penalize peaceful protests; thus be clear about your quest!
They respect nothing short of bloodshed; thus the price of freedom is death!
— unknown author
And lastly, a short thread on freedom and liberty which was loosely based on Thomas Jefferson's writings and the ideological idea of "the tree of liberty".
I came to truly appreciate and cherish our freedom while living and working in two Middle Eastern countries in the 1970's and 1980's: Iran and Saudi Arabia. As a foreigner, I was exempt from some of the societal restrictions (to some extent), but had to otherwise be very wary of anything I said or did and there could be absolutely zero criticism of anything political, not in public. Media was censored heavily. Certain Western magazines were allowed into these countries, but they actually had censors who went through every single magazine and either tore pages out entirely, or used a black marker to censor text or photos that were deemed unacceptable. When you flew into the country, their customs officials pawed through your luggage and removed items as well. Overall, there was an underlying feeling of oppressiveness that is hard to explain to those who have only lived in America. So many people just don't appreciate the fragility of our hard won freedoms nor do they realize how quickly and easily they can be lost, and finally, they don't realize how important these freedoms are. As for that oppressiveness I last felt in the Middle East, I have started to feel it again here, it is starting here and we must stop it before it crushes us all beyond redemption.
Sadly, Noam Chomsky has gone to the dark side and advocates for forced vaccinations.