Sunday, January 30, 2011

How free are we?

We live in a so called 'free country.' Where we're 'free' to say what we want, to do what we want. After all, freedom of speech exists right? As one of the richest nations in the world, we must be entitled to all the joys of an un-opressed, liberated life style correct?

But how free are we really? Sure, if Rich decides to get a horrible new pair of shoes, we're free to slag him off, to force him to take them back to the store. If Asda or Walmart overcharge us, we have the right and the obligation to turn around and demand that we pay for only the goods we purchased. After all, this is our right as citizens. The Trade Descriptions Act lays out that it's our consumer right. We have the right to turn around and demand that we only pay for the goods we require.

So, we live in a liberated nation? Of course not. We are a generation of slaves. We are 'free' to do, whatever the Government constricts us to. We're told we are free daily, yet in reality we're masked. The best way I can describe it in my own words is like wearing a pair of sunglasses. We walk around in a bleak, grey, dictator lead world, but we stroll around happily, with images of sunshine and happiness on the inside of these sunglasses. We are blind.

So why do we let ourselves believe in this fantasy world? Why do we allow ourselves to be walked over. Ignorance? Or are we just happy with this lie? 

We are not free, unless we choose to be.

31 comments:

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  2. Interesting point of view, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great post. I agree with how limited our freedom really is.

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  4. That's a really interesting viewpoint you have.

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  5. Ah, the old question of the free will. We are free to do so many things, but rarely someone uses those freedoms to their extent. Most just follow their old usual patterns. The government doesn't really have to suppress people, their habits already do quite a good job. He who dares nothing will never be free. And "daring" is only what lies outside of our well threaded paths

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  6. I hate being apart of a Capitalist society

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  7. Some food for though here, nice post. Although, we do enjoy more freedom than some of the other countries

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  8. I agree, i don't feel we live in a free society, wherever in the world, i feel like i'm being fed through the system like so many before me.

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  9. That was really interesting.
    And it's true.
    Anyway, seems like your blog will be interesting, so I'm following!

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  10. People are sheep.

    itsakindoftragic.blogspot.com

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  11. If you're in debt you're not really free

    you're indentured to you're job



    following

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  12. I think we live in a new age of slavery; economic slavery. Where the rich keep us complacent by giving us just enough, but never allowing us to become what we want.

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  13. The government will always have some grip on its people... sadly.

    Not me though. Following!

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  14. You go man! This is so fucking right!

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  15. Here, here! I like that. :D Following.

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  16. One of my top 5 favorite blog posts I ever seen. Thanks for this, and following for sure.

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  17. We are free because we are controlled by the government which is made up of us. I essence we are controlling ourselves which is freedom. Also Freedom of expression is pretty much the big one and i have to say we pretty much have that.

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  18. Without boundaries we we wouldn't know what freedom is!

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    http://elbynerual.blogspot.com

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  20. The freedom of choice is something I just [well a few hours ago] wrote about on my site. Simply put, for me, the freedom of choice is to create choices.

    When you can create them, you can pick em. And you can choose what ever you want, but not get everything from it.

    Remember, you can do anything, but not everything. This issue is one of the main reasons that gives the lives we have their flair. You'll pain your world with one colour, I'll painy mine with a Yeti.

    Cheers

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