Dog Poet Transmitting.......
May your noses always be cold and wet.
They wanted it all their own way. All freedom ever meant to them was to be able to do as they pleased. They insisted that everyone else have their freedom too. "You will eat those goddamned Freedom Fries or we will water-board them down your throat with John Kerry Heinz Tabasco Sauce." Freedom looks one way when you order from the catalog, another way when it comes out of the box and yet different still when you employ it, however you employ it.
Freedom is vastly different to different kinds of people, not all of whom are human and who want the freedom not to be. The most corporation friendly locations are very big on freedom that doesn't look anything like the picture in the dictionary. Some very successful experiments in living and governing began with a heavy use of the word, freedom. One thing we know, through the benefit of 20-20 hindsight is that everywhere that freedom came in like a goddess, she went out like a whore. Every time you get people talking about how fine their liberties are, you can be certain that tyranny will be the end result.
Freedom has to be exclusive to human beings and in certain senses to animals too. As long as freedom is confined (pun intended) to living things it might possibly prosper. It certainly will last longer than otherwise. Freedom cannot be conferred on corporations, left open to interpretation by politicians and lawyers, should not be left alone in the house with social reformers or the politically correct. Otherwise, Young Freedom is going to have to be making regular visits to the proctologist.
Freedom isn't license and as much as it is discussed and bandied about in conversations, at all levels of society, it is near impossible to come around to a generally agreed upon definition for it, especially since freedom for some means slavery for others.
In America only the very rich or the very savvy are free. Otherwise, there are laws in place that allow for the system to beat the shit out of you for acting free without the proper permissions. The various police agencies and military forces all work for the rich. They are not always aware of this but their charters, rules and regulations are all formulated to make sure of this. When rich people want something- and it doesn't matter where it may be located or whom it may already belong to- Governments and military forces scramble to make sure they get it. Why do they do this? One reason is that they are basically very stupid people or they wouldn't be in the business they are in, nor spend their lives in the aftermath, worshiping their time so engaged, no matter how brief it might have been. Anytime you see men getting all misty eyed about the time they spent employed killing people for the express purpose of enriching bankers and corporations, you can pretty much assume they are stupid and... when they continue to memorialize and elevate this sham into a religious experience then you know that their kind of stupid goes all the way to the bone.
Many stupid men will be outraged by those words just written. The greater intensity of their anger is because deep down inside, they know these words are true.
One thing for sure, freedom isn't free. Another thing for sure is that most of the things people embrace as freedoms lead to slavery of one sort or another eventually, or bad health, or death, or insanity.
Countries where freedom is overmuch celebrated are countries where freedom isn't seen all that often, not so that you would recognize it if you ran into it, presuming that you would know what it looks like in the first place. These days, freedom is one of the most dangerous things you can possess and don't let the wrong people catch you out looking for it. You want to spend time with freedom then you got to wait in line just like everybody else, outside the 'Wham, Bam, thank you Mam, Emporium'. This is how they do it. They pervert your understanding. they turn things upside down and that is how you get things like, "War is Peace", "Freedom is Slavery." That's how you get those slogans and songs; things to keep your mind occupied with on the way to the killing floor.
Hell's Angels want to be free. They think the lifestyle they are living is emblematic of it. Sexual revolutionaries want to be free. They believe that they will somehow be transfigured in a kind of magical epiphany, if they just bang one more body. Politicians want to be free, to screw over the population for personal gain. Bankers want to be free to collect interest on money that they printed out of thin air. They don't make enough money that way though. They need wars, lots of wars, in order to generate the necessary profits but... those are not enough either. All the profit on this planet and every other planet that ever was is not enough for a banker.
You got to keep your eyes open these days. Things never have been what they seem and these days, they most definitely are not what they seem. Never before in history have so many twisted psychopaths, surrogates and sycophants held sway over such a large number of people. Never before have so many people been so collectively stupid and cooperative, with those whose intentions are to kill and enslave them. This is what they call Freedom, the right to torment, enslave and kill you with impunity.
Being an American means having the freedom to be dumber than a turtle on a fence-post. It's being able to follow a religion, ever so slowly subverted by the very people who murdered the founder of it and who are the living antithesis of everything taught by it. Being an American means having the freedom to eat the worst food that ever hit a shrink-wrapping machine. It means being able to drink poison all day long and not have to listen to what anyone says about it. Being an American means being able to aspire to having to purchase two airline seats, even if they aren't next to each other. Being an American means having the inescapable right to produce children as canon fodder, for the gratuitous wars of Israel; the right for your children to be one of tens of thousands of mantelpiece photographs that you can hold and talk about and get all misty eyed concerning, after however many drinks you have had the freedom to consume to get you in the mood, before going postal or just becoming more and more like that potted plant in the corner, that doesn't need sunlight or water because it's not a real plant. This, of course, does not stop you and all the people like you from watering them anyway.
You're not likely to be able to use the word 'freedom' for much longer because one or another of the patent trolls are going to trademark it and then... if you say it or write it, it's going to cost you, probably not as much as it has already cost you, one way or another ...but more than before, in any case. In the land of the free it makes perfect sense that the patent trolls should have all the freedom they want as well and when they patent the act of walking and speaking, living and dying, waking and sleeping, eating and shitting, we in the objective right field bleachers, are certain that you won't be of a mind to argue about any of it. You'll just pay the fee. After all, what's good for General Motors is good for General Motors ...and British Petroleum.
It stands to reason that, if you have the freedom to vote for the candidate of your choice then those in charge of tallying the votes also have the freedom to alter the vote count anyway they see fit. If you have the freedom to believe utter bullshit, like, Bin Laden being responsible for 9/11, then Israel, in concert with your government, has the right to get away with being the ones who really did 9/11, along with most every other major terror event in recent memory because... because you are dumber than a brain damaged rock.
Yes, there in the land of the free, you have the freedom to be as clueless and materially obsessed as anyone who has ever lived, however briefly. You have the freedom to attend churches that God wouldn't set a foot in, due to the complicity of your ministers and priests with the governments and banks that own them. You have the freedom to let your freedom be taken from you until there isn't any more around. You've also got the freedom to be completely unaware of it when it happens and the freedom to go down to the polling station and reelect the same son of a bitch who screwed you over the last four years. Or, once that psychopath has run out of his allotted time, you can vote for your countries biggest female serial killer. Don't forget to send some money in to help keep breast cancer right up there in the Fortune 500's with the rest of your patron saint industries. Freedom sure ain't what it used to be, whatever that was.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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