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The False Choice of Freedom or Security: the Big Lie that enslaves us

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We are not sheep; we are prisoners, yearning to be free. That is why most people disapprove of Trump, who dresses his agenda of enslavement as liberation. The sheep have awakened and they are pissed!

Nor are security and liberty contradictory conditions. The frightened person is not free; the person who lacks security is enslaved by fear. True liberty and true security are corrolaries.

In the following essay, I will present the findings of a statistical analysis of the correlation which shows the dichotomy of liberty and security to be an illusion, fostered to enslave us by convincing us we must trade our rights for protection, the very methodology of the state as a protection racket.

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To feel and be free, we need a standard of security. To be truly secure, we need a standard of freedom. The age-old tension between the two is a form of enslavement.

The connection between rational security and freedom is often best captured in song, such is the great Bob Marley's Redemption Song:

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
All I ever had, redemption songs
These songs of freedom, songs of freedom."


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